Filmmaker explains Bermuda Triangle mystery after planes and ships suddenly stop disappearing
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The Bermuda Triangle mystery may not be a mystery after all.
American filmmaker Johnny Harris has 'evidence' to prove what's really been happening in the Bermuda Triangle.
The 500,000 square kilometres area in the North Atlantic Ocean has been blamed for the loss of at least several planes and hundreds of ships. It has never been known why.
From 1945 to 2017, there has been approximately 10 reported incidents where aircrafts have gone missing in the area.
And from 1800 to 2015, there's been roughly 14 reported incidents at sea where hundreds of people on board various ships have mysteriously vanished.
Some conspiracists look to supernatural forces, or aliens, as a possible explanation.
While others believe methane bubbles and huge magnetic disturbances may be the cause.
In 2016, scientists actually thought that that hexagonal clouds - that create 170mph 'wind air bombs' - were to blame.
These so-called 'bombs' are said to be powerful enough to flip over ships and cause planes to fall from the sky.
Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, who has spent a lot of time looking at the cloud formations over that area, told the Science Channel's What on Earth? programme: "You don't typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution."
However, filmmaker and YouTuber Harris has offered a more simple explanation.
Taking to the video-sharing platform, he explained how a data-based approach is needed when talking about the mysterious area.
He said: "Humans have developed an amazing tool for seeing reality... we can collect hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of observations about the world and they don't have to fit in our brains all at once because we can record them over time."
Harris makes the bold conclusion that the area is actually not dangerous due to the lack of incidents in such a long period of time.
"If you did that you would see that of the tens of thousands of recorded accidents or casualties at sea recorded over the course of 20 years, there wasn't anything out of the ordinary here," he explained.
After collecting various bits of data from shipping publication Lloyd's List, he said that the Bermuda Triangle is actually far safer than the average area of sea.
"We found that 1.8 percent of all vessels everywhere in the world have some casualty, including mysterious disappearances and that of the 8,634 boats that passed through the Bermuda Triangle there were only two casualties," he said.
"0.02% of boats that passed through here had an accident, 90 times lower than the global average."
I think I speak for most people when I say that actual 'evidence' is a pretty boring explanation.
We want aliens.