1. It is not Really a Triangle
Shocked to see that the first fact to read about the Bermuda triangle is that it is not really a triangle? I mean, if it’s not, then why call it one? Well, actually the Bermuda triangle does not have any official area or boundary, nor any particular shape, talk more of being triangular. And surprisingly, it is not recognized as a real place by the United States Navy.
2. The Bermuda Triangle is Bigger than you Think
I know when most people hear about the Bermuda triangle, they imagine an opening in the middle of the ocean, like a portal, that’s not really big but could swallow a cargo ship. Truth is, their imaginations of what could be is still obscure compared to, what should be, the actual size of the Bermuda triangle.
The triangle is really, really big. As a matter of fact, according to wonderopolis.org, the Bermuda triangle could be anywhere from 440,000 to 1,510,000 square miles of ocean. Its actual size is still yet to be figured out because it keeps changing over the years, making it difficult to pinpoint down.
3. Compass Points Always Point Towards the North
There have been claims that when ships or planes come close or anywhere near the Bermuda triangle, their compass stops to work, or begins to point to indirect locations, misdirecting the pilots or ship captains.
Well, the true mystery behind such events of confusion is that the Bermuda triangle is one of the most uncommon places on the planet where the compass points towards true north and not magnetic north. This was further explained by the US Coast guards who came out with some strange observations and theory for such disappearances around this compass variation.
According to them, “The majority of disappearances can be attributed to the area’s unique environmental features. First, the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The number of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.”
4. Strange Disappearances
The Bermuda Triangle is famous for, what people believe as some sought of gravitational pull, swallowing planes, ships, and any other vessels that comes close to it. Research and scientific experiments are yet to determine or conclude what exactly is responsible for causing such heavy disappearances, or even accept if such claims are true.
However, according to a journalist named Larry Kusche, all claims of the Devil’s triangle being responsible for some of the most mysterious disappearances are mere fabricated stories. In his research, he asked if there were really any mystery to be explained for the strange disappearances, and surprisingly, there is no mystery about strange disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
He found out that the stories of missing planes and ships that got lost in the triangle were basically created by mistakes, mystery mongering, and in some cases outright fabrication — all being passed along as fact-checked truth.
5. Lost City Of Atlantis
If you’re still thinking that the lost city of Atlantis really exists, and lies in the bottom of the ocean, then you aren’t far from the truth. But, however, you shouldn’t expect Atlantians to be there too. According to deep underwater exploration experts, Pauline Zalitzki and Paul Weinzweig, they have come out to confirm that a huge city actually exists at the bottom of the ocean.
They claim the ancient city includes four giant pyramids and sphinxes and sits within the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle. The findings of their research have further strengthened the belief of many, that this could be the lost city of Atlantis.