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kisstopher603 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM via web

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Bermuda Triangle what do you believe is the primary reason behind the mysterious disappearances of these flying, sailing vessels,

 why have we not had a conclusive answer as of today? 

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted July 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM (Answer #1)

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Researchers and scientists most certainly have come to a conclusion about the Bermuda Triangle. The bottom line is that it is an area with a lot of boat and airplane traffic, and it is prone to rough weather. Consequently some ships and planes have been lost there, but in no greater proportion than in any other similarly sized area of the ocean.

Researchers have discovered that a number of the "incidents" that have been reported in the Bermuda triangle were highly exaggerated, and a few were outright fabrications.

I live not too far from Mount Washington, which is the highest mountain in the northeastern United States. It's not an especially tall peak as mountains go, but lots of people climb it every year, and because of its geographical location it is subject to rapidly changing weather extremes. More than 130 people have died on Mount Washington; it's not anything supernatural, it's just a challenging place that is frequented by people who are unprepared for the quick changes in the weather. The Bermuda Triangle is a similar place, for similar reasons.

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douglaswestfall | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 18, 2012 at 2:44 PM (Answer #3)

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The Bermuda Triangle is real. It’s a triangle, drawn over the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, ships and planes go missing off the eastern coastline of the United States, as planes have for a century, and ships literally for hundreds of years. Yet both the US Coast Guard and Lloyds of London state that no more ships or planes go missing here than off the Pacific coastline. So, where is this triangle?

The Bermuda Triangle reaches from Bermuda (a tiny island) to Puerto Rico (a tiny island) to the city of Miami (not so tiny.) The concept was developed over the years begining in 1950 with an article by Associated Press reporter Edward Van Winkle Jones. He had a map showing an airplane flying from Bermuda toward Puerto Rico, another plane flying from Puerto Rico to Miami, and finally, Flight 19 flying from Fort Lauderdale out in the direction of Bermuda. It looks a triangle.

The irony of Flight 19 is that none of the men died within the infamous Bermuda triangle. Three crash sites have been located and one aircraft has been raised from the sea. This is a flight that should not have happened — and was doomed before they ever left the tarmac.

Taken from, Discovery of Flight 19
Douglas Westfall, historic publisher, Specialbooks.com

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