13 Bermuda Triangle Facts for Students

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Bermuda Triangle Facts for students

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is one of the most mysterious and unsolved mysteries of our world. Till now, it has been a source of unexplained disappearances including hundreds of people losing their lives while exploring the region. Moreover, it is also globally renowned for its disastrous storms and cyclones that can gulp anything in the blink of an eye. As it is quite a popular topic for students, below we have jotted down a list of the lesser-known, yet horrifying facts about the Bermuda Triangle. Let’s begin. 

Bermuda Triangle Facts

1. The term Bermuda Triangle was coined in the year 1964 by Vincent Gaddis in an article titled The Deadly Bermuda Triangle. 

2. The Bermuda Triangle stretches roughly to an area of 500,000 square miles between Miami, Florida, Bermuda Island, and San Juan in Puerto Rico.

3. Some people believe that it houses the Lost City of Atlantis.

Bermuda Triangle Facts

4. The earliest reports of unusual occurrences in the Bermuda Triangle were found in an article written by Edward Van Winkle Jones on 17th September 1950. 

5. Hidden details of the Bermuda Triangle are also found in the records of Christopher Colombus which he penned down during his voyage across the Atlantic in 1942. 

6. Columbus reported about stars moving in the sky, a candle-like flame moving in the distance, and a glowing object making frequent appearances in the Bermuda Triangle region. 

7. Researchers have also found a large quantity of methane gas near the Bermuda Triangle. It is produced from the dead decomposing sea organisms.  

Bermuda Triangle Facts

8. The Gulf Stream is a powerful ocean current of 2m/s per second velocity which can cause unpredictable weather conditions. It passes from the Bermuda Triangle and can be a cause of numerous incidents that occur in the region. 

9. It is also believed that over the last 100 years, about 1000 people have lost their lives while passing through the region. Additionally, 20 yachts and 4 planes also went missing.

10. The Bermuda Triangle is home to numerous military bases and training ranges including the US government’s AUTEC for Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center. 

11. It is one such mysterious region where the compass points to the true north and not the Magnetic North as usual. 

Bermuda Triangle Facts

12. In 1945, five US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers with 14 men flew their aircraft to Bimini Island. Their compass stopped working within 90 minutes after which the bombers were never found ever again. Three planes sent for their rescue also disappeared mysteriously. 

13. Some people reported experiencing electronic fog in the region, leading to speculations of a Time Travel Tunnel. 

If you liked reading about Bermuda Triangle facts, then you must also read our blog on 99+ Psychology Facts About Human Behaviour.  

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