The Truth Behind the Bermuda Triangle

What makes The Bermuda Triangle such a hotbed for catastrophe? Are natural phenomena wreaking havoc here, or is it something “out-of-this-world?”

Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t have anything to do with supernatural forces. Apologies in advance for those who were hoping for that.

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  • konrad

    The Uploader has not made this video available in your Country.

    So can someone give me a synopsis?

    • JohnMWhite

      While trying to reach you, the video clearly got lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

    • Michael

      Consider proxies.

      • Rob Jase

        Or pixies.

  • UrsaMinor

    Disappointing. They never question the premise that ships and aircraft disappear with unusual frequency in the Bermuda Triangle- it is simply taken as an axiom, when in fact there is a very real dispute about this. E.g., the seminal skeptical treatment of the subject by Larry Kusche, who did a lot of research and wrote a whole book examining the topic back in 1975. He concluded that the frequency of disappearances within the triangle is no higher than any other place on the planet, and that the legend of the Triangle is the creation of sloppy reporting and sensationalism.

    Leaving that aside, I found the segment on “electronic fog” to be silly. It is blamed on the solar wind and resulting geomagnetic storms. Of course solar activity affects electromagnetic conditions on Earth, but it does so near the poles. Why aren’t transpolar airliners dropping out of the sky north of the Arctic Circle when the effect is strongest? The triangle is way too far south to be strongly affect; the Earth’s field lines are nearly parallel to the surface at those latitudes, and particles are channeled away from the equator and the subtropics to collide with air molecules near the poles.

    The methane hydrate hypothesis is a perfectly plausible method for sinking a ship or confusing the altimeter of an airplane, both of which effects have been experimentally verified, but the hypothesis has one fatal flaw: no one has every observed a methane hydrate eruption in nature, and there is no reason to believe that the Triangle would be a particular hotspot for methane hydrate eruptions in the first place. One would expect them to occur on centennial to millennial timescales if they are real.

    Rogue waves: predicted by theory, observed in nature, and not relevent if the frequencies of ship sinkings in the Triangle really isn’t above background level. They also would not explain aircraft disappearances.

    Again, disappointing. They did not pander to the aliens-and-time warps crowd, but they did not touch the fundamental question, which is, “Is ‘Ships and planes disappear with unusual frequency in the Bermuda Triangle’ a true statement or not?”

    • Rant In A-Minor

      Yeah, I didn’t watch it because, to my knowledge, and as you pointed out, the idea that planes/ships disappeared more than anywhere else had been dismissed a long time ago.

      Hard to want to watch 46 minutes of video built on such an unsupported premise, really :)