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The Bermuda Triangle A.K.A The Devil's Triangle A.K.A Limbo of the Lost
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The Bermuda Triangle A.K.A The Devil's Triangle A.K.A Limbo of the Lost


Part I


Ever since I was a little kid, stories of the Bermuda Triangle have always fascinated me. As a teen, a bunch of friends and I researched the phenomenon for a school project, going through pages and pages of thick encyclopedias, taking notes, writing down the stories, trying to get a broad overall picture, only to be told to chuck it out; the Bermuda Triangle is fiction. Or so said my teacher back then.

So, some forty something years later, I wish to pay the Bermuda Triangle a visit again. And bring you along with me for the ride.

I hadn't thought of the Triangle for the longest time but not too long ago, I came across an article that brought back memories. Perhaps, you've heard of that story. It's the story of a ship that reappeared 90 years after it disappeared in the Triangle.


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It's a pretty cool story.

It's the story of the SS Cotopaxi that disappeared in the Triangle some 90 years ago only to reappear, almost intact except for all of the crew missing. The Captain's log was even found intact! Cool, no? 90 years!!!

Yes, way cool but it's a hoax. That story was created by a shady news website that enjoys creating stuff like that. The sort that mentions Elvis is still alive and having a drink with Marylin Monroe at John Lennon's place. At least once a week.

Bit of a disappointment on many levels though. One, it just adds ridicule to a real phenomenon. Two, it makes other news websites look like whack jobs. Three, it makes for the phenomenon to sound fictional so that some people, like my old teacher, think that it's just a myth.

Nevertheless, the Bermuda Triangle is very real. THAT is a fact. It isn't fully understood though, even nowadays.

That is the reason why I've put this thread under the Forces of Nature Forum, because this is exactly what I think it is. We do not fully comprehend what is behind this phenomenon except for the fact that a lot of forces (hurricanes, major storms, geomagnetic disruptions, rogue waves, alone or combined) are at play here.

Again, not comprehending something does not make it any less true.

Let's have a look at the real thing. I will leave the links to the sources at the bottom of very last Part. Credits goes to them, I'm just relating it.



Revisiting the Bermuda Triangle



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The Area


Quote:The Bermuda Triangle, as it’s most commonly defined, stretches between Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda. In all, it encompasses hundreds of thousands of square miles in the North Atlantic Ocean, a huge area. The region also sees heavy traffic from ships coming and going from the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

To be exact, the Triangle covers 440,000 miles of sea. It's a huge area.


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The Name


The Bermuda Triangle.

Also known as the Devil's Triangle and Limbo of the Lost.

Cute names that never really stuck around. Limbo of the Lost came about at the beginning of recorded history, when sea ships would disappear in the area. The Devil's Triangle came in the 50's when both planes and sea ships started seeing recurring geomagnetic anomalies on their instruments. Finally, the Bermuda Triangle got its name from an article from Vincent H. Gaddis, in 1964. The National Geographic Society picked up the name and used it until it got famous.

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There have been dozens and dozens and dozens of stories of airplanes disappearing, cargo ships disappearing, bombers disappearing, sea ships disappearing as early as 1800. Amongst the first really recorded disappearances is the true loss of the SS Cotopaxi, in 1925. Never to be found again.

The list is long and so I will not go over them all in this thread, as you will be able to read about them through the links I'll supply.

In Part II, I will only focus on the most famous ones.

~To be continued.

Edit to add: Comments are welcome in between Parts.
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(09-18-2022, 12:13 AM)Sol Wrote: The Bermuda Triangle A.K.A The Devil's Triangle A.K.A Limbo of the Lost


Part I


Ever since I was a little kid, stories of the Bermuda Triangle have always fascinated me. As a teen, a bunch of friends and I researched the phenomenon for a school project, going through pages and pages of thick encyclopedias, taking notes, writing down the stories, trying to get a broad overall picture, only to be told to chuck it out; the Bermuda Triangle is fiction. Or so said my teacher back then.

So, some forty something years later, I wish to pay the Bermuda Triangle a visit again. And bring you along with me for the ride.

I hadn't thought of the Triangle for the longest time but not too long ago, I came across an article that brought back memories. Perhaps, you've heard of that story. It's the story of a ship that reappeared 90 years after it disappeared in the Triangle.


[Image: eA7rg2o.jpg]


It's a pretty cool story.

It's the story of the SS Cotopaxi that disappeared in the Triangle some 90 years ago only to reappear, almost intact except for all of the crew missing. The Captain's log was even found intact! Cool, no? 90 years!!!

Yes, way cool but it's a hoax. That story was created by a shady news website that enjoys creating stuff like that. The sort that mentions Elvis is still alive and having a drink with Marylin Monroe at John Lennon's place. At least once a week.

Bit of a disappointment on many levels though. One, it just adds ridicule to a real phenomenon. Two, it makes other news websites look like whack jobs. Three, it makes for the phenomenon to sound fictional so that some people, like my old teacher, think that it's just a myth.

Nevertheless, the Bermuda Triangle is very real. THAT is a fact. It isn't fully understood though, even nowadays.

That is the reason why I've put this thread under the Forces of Nature Forum, because this is exactly what I think it is. We do not fully comprehend what is behind this phenomenon except for the fact that a lot of forces (hurricanes, major storms, geomagnetic disruptions, rogue waves, alone or combined) are at play here.

Again, not comprehending something does not make it any less true.

Let's have a look at the real thing. I will leave the links to the sources at the bottom of very last Part. Credits goes to them, I'm just relating it.



Revisiting the Bermuda Triangle



[Image: JBrK0sT.jpg]



The Area


Quote:The Bermuda Triangle, as it’s most commonly defined, stretches between Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda. In all, it encompasses hundreds of thousands of square miles in the North Atlantic Ocean, a huge area. The region also sees heavy traffic from ships coming and going from the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

To be exact, the Triangle covers 440,000 miles of sea. It's a huge area.


[Image: 6RKKJhD.jpg]


The Name


The Bermuda Triangle.

Also known as the Devil's Triangle and Limbo of the Lost.

Cute names that never really stuck around. Limbo of the Lost came about at the beginning of recorded history, when sea ships would disappear in the area. The Devil's Triangle came in the 50's when both planes and sea ships started seeing recurring geomagnetic anomalies on their instruments. Finally, the Bermuda Triangle got its name from an article from Vincent H. Gaddis, in 1964. The National Geographic Society picked up the name and used it until it got famous.

[Image: Ai1KAe4.jpg]

There have been dozens and dozens and dozens of stories of airplanes disappearing, cargo ships disappearing, bombers disappearing, sea ships disappearing as early as 1800. Amongst the first really recorded disappearances is the true loss of the SS Cotopaxi, in 1925. Never to be found again.

The list is long and so I will not go over them all in this thread, as you will be able to read about them through the links I'll supply.

In Part II, I will only focus on the most famous ones.

~To be continued.

The Bermuda Triangle is an interesting topic for me as well. I wonder if it is all the odd phenomenons are about frequencies.

When I look at the string theory, I think of the strings on my violin, cello, and even on my piano. When you look at the string closely, as it vibrates, you can see that it is only one string, but as it vibrates, it is is positioned in different spaces, in micro seconds of time, creating a different sound, or tone, that can elicit different feelings and emotions in all of us.

I think the impact that frequencies can have on our senses, includes what we are able to see. I know without a shadow of a doubt, that we are greatly limited in what we an see. Light, sound, even thoughts can interfere with what we are able to see.

Because of a congenital abnormality, that seems to progress with age, I spend a great portion of my day trying to categorize, in my mind so that I can make sense our of what my brain is telling me what I see. I am grateful that this process happens fairly quickly and once I have made an identification, I am good, unless something changes, such as size or lighting.

I know personally how much our vision is affected by outside factors, especially those factor we can't see or cannot control. So making sense out of it is just another part of the equation.

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I remember, not long after I learned to read,  finding a book that my dad had been reading. It was some kind of mysterious events book of some sort. There was a lot about the Bermuda Triangle. I was scared after I read about all the ships and planes disappearing. My dad actually had to sit me down to explain how far away it is from Oklahoma, because somehow I’d decided that I might disappear in it just walking around outside. Even after that I was hooked and wanted to read so much more about it. 

I wonder if the mystery will ever be solved.
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The Bermuda Triangle is a real phenomenon. Just because we can't explain it YET a lot of people refuse to recognize it. It was the same with UFO/UAP phenomenon until the armed forces actually acknowledged it publicly. 

There are other "triangles" on this earth, the Dragon's Triangle being one of them. It produces eerily similar phenomenon, from missing ships and planes to strange lights, and unidentifiable crafts both in the air and underwater- sometimes both. Also it seems to be on the exact opposite side of the globe from the Bermuda Triangle.

When I was married to my ex sometimes he had to travel by ship through the Bermuda Triangle for work. I usually got a little excited thinking the triangle might get him- but sadly it never did.  tinycrying
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(09-18-2022, 04:10 AM)GeauxHomeLittleD Wrote: The Bermuda Triangle is a real phenomenon. Just because we can't explain it YET a lot of people refuse to recognize it. It was the same with UFO/UAP phenomenon until the armed forces actually acknowledged it publicly. 

There are other "triangles" on this earth, the Dragon's Triangle being one of them. It produces eerily similar phenomenon, from missing ships and planes to strange lights, and unidentifiable crafts both in the air and underwater- sometimes both. Also it seems to be on the exact opposite side of the globe from the Bermuda Triangle.

When I was married to my ex sometimes he had to travel by ship through the Bermuda Triangle for work. I usually got a little excited thinking the triangle might get him- but sadly it never did.  tinycrying

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I believe that the Bermuda triangle is real also.

Over the years I have made a many a trip through the triangle. I never gave it a second thought at the time.

I think the only time I experienced anything weird, is when I was hanging out with some friends at the end of a cruise, when we got the warning to smoke em or dump them, because we would soon be outside of international waters. 

A couple hours did seem to disappear that night.
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(09-18-2022, 12:39 AM)NightskyeB4Dawn Wrote: I think the impact that frequencies can have on our senses, includes what we are able to see. I know without a shadow of a doubt, that we are greatly limited in what we an see. Light, sound, even thoughts can interfere with what we are able to see.

Good point. Frequencies. I've written a blog about our human perception of what we see, what we hear, our human interaction with everything - and I mean absolutely everything around us.

4%. That is what the science says. Out of everything that we see, hear, feel, we only glimpse 4% of what is actually there.

That leaves 96% of what surrounds us that is being truly invisible (to our eyes). But it's there. Scary stuff when you think of it.

That is one of the reasons why so many theories are now brewing up, such as the string theory, the "are we living in a holographic game/world theory", multiverses, multidimensions and so on..

Now, is there something like that playing out in the Bermuda Triangle? It could very well be.
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(09-18-2022, 02:38 AM)VioletDove Wrote: I remember, not long after I learned to read,  finding a book that my dad had been reading. It was some kind of mysterious events book of some sort. There was a lot about the Bermuda Triangle. I was scared after I read about all the ships and planes disappearing. My dad actually had to sit me down to explain how far away it is from Oklahoma, because somehow I’d decided that I might disappear in it just walking around outside. Even after that I was hooked and wanted to read so much more about it. 

I wonder if the mystery will ever be solved.

So far it hasn't. Ships are going across it nowadays, both in the air and on sea.

There has been records of instruments failures and disappearances in 2015, 2017 and the latest boat disappearance in 2020.

It's not considered a risk anymore to navigate through the Triangle but something is still at play.

And it's still a mystery.
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Part II

Mysterious Stories



The Mary Celeste Ghost Ship



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This is quite the story. The Mary Celeste was an American two masted vessel built in Nova Scotia in the year 1860. Originally christened as the Amazon, the American ship would trade hands quite often until Captain Briggs got his hands on in, in 1867, and renamed it the Mary Celeste.

The Amazon didn't have a good reputation as three Captains had already died while owning it. So, Captain Briggs and a few more shareholders got a good deal when they invested in it.

In 1872, Captain Briggs, his wife and daughter, along with a crew of eight set sail for Italy, as they cargo 'ed about 1700 caskets of alcohol. Only to be found intact but crew missing, on December 5th 1872 in the Atlantic ocean, drifting 1000 miles west of Portugal. The Mary Celeste never reached its destination.

Very similar to the SS Cotopaxi hoax, except that this one really happened. The one lifeboat was missing. The Captain, his wife and daughter, the crew, all gone but the ship is found absolutely intact. Pirates were excluded from the investigation as nothing was missing - except a few barrels that were empty.

Clothes were neatly in order, food and water for six months. The Captain's log's last entry dated of November 5th and everything was normal. They had encountered high velocity winds and storms but all was fine.

Mutiny? No signs of it. So, if for some reason they decided to abandon ship, why leave everything behind? All belongings remained on the vessel.

Some say that the mystery has been solved as clogged pumps had put the vessel at risk, along with navigational errors that brought them some 120 miles or so of where they thought they were.  So, the Captain decided to abandon ship to reach land.

Here's the hitch. Captain Briggs was a reputable Captain, a man of experience. Navigational errors? Doubtful. By any means, he also knew that the pumps were clogging but made no mention of it in his log, as all was fine?

Something happened. No one knows what. But it happened in an area known as the Bermuda Triangle.
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Mysterious Stories

The Loss of Flight 19


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1945. December 5th. 2:00PM.

Five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers leave from Florida on a training mission, conducting bombing runs on a set of islands. On the way there, no issues. Problems start on the way back, even though the weather is relatively calm with only a few scattered showers.


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3:45PM

Flight Leader Lt. Charles C. Taylor calls the flight tower, sounding confused and worried, reporting that they can't see land and seem to be off course. As would be expected, the controller asks what their position is, only to get a confused message from Taylor again. Can't see land. Cannot be sure where we are. Repeat: Cannot see land.

What is to follow is so strange as it isn't Taylor himself calling the tower some 10 minutes later but one of the crewmen.

Quote:“We can't find west. Everything is wrong. We can't be sure of any direction. Everything looks strange, even the ocean,” the voice reported. There was another delay, and then tower personnel learned from intercepted transmissions that the flight leader had turned over his command to another pilot for unknown reasons.

After 20 minutes of radio silence, the new leader’s voice transmitted to the tower, but it was trembling, bordering on hysteria. “We can't tell where we are… everything is… can’t make out anything. We think we may be about 225 miles northeast of base…” For a few moments, the pilot rambled incoherently before uttering the last words ever heard from Flight 19. “It looks like we are entering white water… We’re completely lost.”

Tower personnel send out two flying boats to the rescue. One of those will never be heard of again.

The Navy spent five days, covering 250,000 miles only to find nothing. Not even an oil slick. No traces whatsoever of what could have happened to those six aircrafts.

Fourteen men were lost from Flight 19 that day, right in the center of the Bermuda Triangle. Fourteen more lost, from the attempted rescue.
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