The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has actually been solved
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The long-standing mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has actually been solved.
What is Bermuda Triangle?
The Devil's Triangle is a deadly area between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda which is known to have sucked in planes and ships over the years.
The region covers 700,000 kilometres of ocean (270,000 square-mile) and is a highly busy patch of sea.
However, there have been numerous conspiracy theories pointing towards the existence of supernatural power or extraterrestrial invaders capturing humans for their experimental studies.
Back in 2017, Karl Kruszelnicki, an Australian scientist busted the myth about the high number of disappearances by stating the most common yet 'simple' scientific fact.
According to Kruszelnicki, the Bermuda Triangle's unsolved mysteries are likely due to 'human error and bad weather' owing to its close proximity to the equator.
The Australian scientist said: "It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America - therefore you have a lot of traffic."
He emphasised the similarity between the number of disappearances at the Bermuda Triangle and any other parts of the area in the world.
Kruszelnicki reiterated the fact that the region where the ships enter the Atlantic Ocean does not exhibit any unusual characteristics and there is 'nothing out of the ordinary' about it.
“According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis," he added.
Let's talk about the vanishing of 'Flight 19'?
On 5 December 1945, Flight 19 was a training flight of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that took off from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It had 14 crew members and every member was an experienced Navy airmen.
Flight 19 was running a routine two-hour mission over the Atlantic when the fateful incident took place, and lost all radio signals with the air base.
However, as unbelievable as it may sound, a PBM Mariner flying boat with a crew of 13 was sent to search for Flight 19, which also vanished into thin air.
Kruszelnicki analysed and answered the conspiracy theory with simple explanations for the loss of Flight 19 and the PBM Mariner.
“It wasn’t fine weather, there were 15m (49ft) waves", he explained.
Lieutenant Charles Taylor, an experienced pilot in the flight, suffered at the hands of his own fate.
The radio signals could be heard where the junior pilot insisted on flying the plane to the west but was dismissed by Taylor, who continued to fly the aircraft to the east and deep into the deadly zone.
However, the mystery was long since solved back in 1975 when a librarian and historian, David Kusche published his investigation about the phenomena.
After a comprehensive examination of the official reports on the ships, he arrived at the conclusion that the reason for their disappearance was largely attributed to 'adverse weather conditions', and in some instances, remnants of the vessels were 'retrieved'.
What do you think?