disappearances in the bermuda triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is the space that is surrounded by Bermuda, Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and covers roughly 500,000 square miles of the Atlantic ocean. When you connect these 3 areas together, they make a triangle shape, thus naming the space: Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is sometimes called the Devil’s Triangle. Early sea travelers gave this name because they were frightened by the calls of cahow birds and the squeals of crazy pigs that could be heard from shore! This area is known for the disappearances of more than 20 airplanes and 50+ ships. Some think extraterrestrials are capturing humans for a study, others think its vortices sucking in objects into another dimension, or an influence from the lost continent of atlantis.

I will be explaining the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. In March 1918, the USS Cyclops, a Navy Cargo ship, carried over 300 men and 10,000 tons of items. This ship sank in between Barbados and Chesapeake Bay. The Cyclops never sent out a SOS distress call despite being built to do so. A big search for the ship was done, but they did not succeed in finding it. 

In December 1945, 5 Navy bomber planes were off from Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The compasses were malfunctioning for Flight-19, the leader of the planes, and got severly lost. The other aircrafts flew around in different directions until they ran out of fuel and had to ditch at sea. A rescue plane with 13 people was sent, but they also vanished.

When Christopher Colobus sailed through this part of earth on his first voyage around the globe, he reported seeing a great flame appear on water in the distance, and days later he found a strange light in the far distance. He also reported about his compass acting strange.

Near the time author Vicent Gaddis invented the phrase “Bermuda Triangle” in February 1964, more mysterious accidents occured, such as a 3 planes that went down despite sending positive feedback. Ever since Charles Berlitz’s grandfather released a bestseller about the legend, stories from paranormal writers put the blame on Atlantis, aliens, and sea monsters to gravity fields and time warps for all of these mysterious deaths. 

Weather reports could explain the disappearances. The Gulf Stream has wild, rapid changes in weather. Many hurricanes and tropical storms from the Atlantic have been seen to pass by the Bermuda triangle, capturing ships. There is evidence suggesting true north and magnetic north are perfectly aligned in the area, which could explain the compases not working properly. The most recent scientific theory suggests that methane gas is leaking from the ocean floor. Once the gas escapes, it causes explosions and bubbles in the water that might have caused the ships to sink. There is no evidence that supernatural creatures are at sea capturing humans.

Camila Moreno

Saint Ignatius College Prep – DMSF Class of 2026

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