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Glowing 'white water'. The glowing 'white water' picked up by satellites still remains a mystery to scientists, although the phenomenon was first recorded by Columbus as he sailed through the area centuries beforehand. Another mysterious meterological condition renowned in the Bermuda Triangle is a glowing green fog, which obscures the vision of sailors and pilots as they try to navigate.
|On 5 December 1945, an incident occured that was to figure prominently in all subsequent discussions of the area's mysterious qualities. That fateful day in December it was not only the bombing run planes that were to disappear. What other craft also went missing?||The Bermuda Triangle
Martin Mariner aeroplane. One of the two Martin Mariner planes despatched to find Flight 19 (a plane known as 'Training 49') never returned from its mission. This is one of the strangest incidents in the history of the Bermuda Triangle and it is easy to see why. Many people have tried to dismiss the disappearance of Flight 19 as misadventure, arguing that the pilots simply flew out over the Atlantic by mistake. However, the disappearance of *another* plane - one sent out to rescue the first five - suggests that some other factor could have been at work.
|On 5 December 1945, an incident occured that was to figure prominently in all subsequent discussions of the area's mysterious qualities. It related to an airforce bombing run involving a group of planes known as Flight __?||The Bermuda Triangle
19. Flight 19 - five Avenger planes in all - set off to practise bombing that December, but soon became lost. Anyone acquainted with Triangle mythology will be familiar with poignant transcripts of the messages they radioed back to base. Planes from this period had no GPS systems to help them navigate, so it was slightly easier for pilots to get lost. However, comments from Lieutenant Charles Taylor, who was leading Flight 19, seemed to indicate that his compass and other gadgets were malfunctioning in a strange manner.
|The actual term 'Bermuda Triangle' was first used in a magazine article in which year?||The Bermuda Triangle
1964. This may be more recent than you expect. A writer named Vincent Gaddis first used the phrase in 'Argosy' magazine in 1964. However, the idea of an area off Florida where strange events occured was already being put forward as early as 1952, in a publication appropriately known as 'Fate'. As well as 'Bermuda Triangle', the area also goes by the inviting name 'Devil's Triangle'.
|Often implicated in the disappearance of Bermuda Triangle ships is a body of water known as the Sargasso Sea. From what does it take its name?||The Bermuda Triangle
Sargassum seaweed. Sargassum is a thick, brown seaweed that floats in huge banks near the Bermuda Triagle. It's also known as 'gulf weed' and 'sea holly', and is so famously impenetrable that sailors from centuries ago feared being becalmed in its grasp. The Sargasso Sea and Gulf Stream, where the weed is found, are particularly calm bodies of water, making travellers uneasy about being trapped there in the days of sail-powered boats.
|The 1974 bestseller 'The Bermuda Triangle' brought the phenomenon to the attention of a worldwide audience. What was the surname of Charles, its author?||The Bermuda Triangle
Berlitz. Perhaps unexpectedly, the man who popularised the Bermuda Triangle myth was actually the son of the founder of the mighty Berlitz language-guide empire! The book is an excellent read with lots of maps, charts and creepy underwater photographs, and has been reprinted several times. There is also a sequel, called 'Without A Trace', published in 1994.
|The corners of the Bermuda Triangle are usually accepted to be found in Florida, the Bermuda Islands, and which other place? ||The Bermuda Triangle
Puerto Rico. Getting the bearings of the area we're talking about is important! Some people have said that the Bermuda Triangle is not so much a 'triangle' but more like a 'lozenge'. All the same, the imagined corners always remain in roughly the same places. The area covers open sea and many smaller islands, such as the Florida Keys.
Liverpool to Philadelphia, probably lost in the North Atlantic. In spite of at least one writer's insistence that the City of Glasgow left New York bound for Liverpool "by the southern route" as supporting his belief that she disappeared in the Triangle, manifests on file with Lloyd's show that the vessel left Liverpool on March 1, 1854 with 480 passengers and crew. In all likelihood, she would have sailed a normal "great circle" route through the north Atlantic, where she may have met a fate similar to the one RMS Titanic would meet in those waters some 58 years later: without benefit of wireless telegraphy or radios, she was never heard from again after she cleared Liverpool.
Off the coast of Maine. The Gulf Stream, a 55' research vessel, left Boothbay Harbor, Maine in January of 1975 bound for its home port of Fort Lauderdale. Debris was found off the Maine coast and, in 1998, shipwreck hunter John Fish announced that he had found wreckage that appeared to be the Gulf Stream off Cape Porpoise, just a short cruise down the Maine coast from Boothbay Harbor.
Off the coast of New Jersey. Sailing from Newport News, Virginia to Germany, the Norse Variant had no reason to enter the Bermuda Triangle, although its disappearance is often listed as happening in the Triangle. The ship last reported her position as southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, but she was not seen by other ships on the busy routes just outside New York Harbor, indicating that she disappeared somewhere along the New Jersey coast.
It was found four years after it disappeared. The Crystal disappeared in 1964 and, as is often the case with disappearances in the Triangle, there was no distress call. In 1968 the Crystal was found, although details of the circumstances have proven difficult to find, possibly because they don't readily support any of the myths or theories about the Triangle.
In the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of Brownsville. Although often listed as a casualty of the Bermuda Triangle, the tug Southern Cities was making her fourth trip from Freeport, Texas to Tuxpan, Mexico, towing a loaded barge. Heavy seas and high winds were reported by other vessels. On November 5, 1966, the barge was found adrift approximately 105 miles northeast of Tuxpan with the towing hawser still connected and the cargo still aboard. The Southern Cities, designed as a harbor tug, was ill suited to coastal and ocean going work and had had problems on two of her previous trips. Although no bodies or debris were ever found, it is assumed that she sank somewhere between her last reported position, which was approximately 95 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, and the place where her barge was found.
A routine position report from just west of the Dry Tortugas. The Marine Sulphur Queen was last heard from on February 4, 1963 when she radioed a routine position report placing her just west of the Dry Tortugas. Interestingly, neither the Coast Guard, the ship's owners, nor the consignee who was to receive her cargo of liquefied sulfur realized she was missing until an investment broker called the Coast Guard after being unable to reach the ship to confirm a wheat futures order he had received via radio from crewmember Willie Manuel. Although not yet confirmed, wreckage discovered in 423' of water near the Dry Tortugas may be the Marine Sulphur Queen.
No, it sank off the New England coast. According to at least three authors, Raifuku Maru was lost east of the Bahamas, disappearing without a trace. In fact, the April 1925 disappearance of the wheat laden ship happened soon after leaving Boston, and was witnessed by crewmembers and passengers of the New York bound liner RMS Homeric, which was attempting to render assistance despite a storm and heavy seas.
Yes, deathbed confessions of two men indicate that pirates murdered everyone aboard, plundered the cargo, and then set the ship adrift under full sail.. The Patriot disappeared in 1813 on a voyage between Charleston and New York City. On board was Theodosia Burr Alston, the daughter of former vice president Aaron Burr and wife of South Carolina Governor Joseph Alston. Numerous versions of what happened to the ship were told, but eventually two men made deathbed confessions to having been part of a pirate crew that murdered everyone aboard, plundered the cargo, and then set the ship adrift under full sail. While some doubt these confessions, they are similar enough to indicate that they may be true, and they do serve to explain the fate of the Patriot.
Yes. The case of the Witchcraft is one of the more baffling mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. On December 22, 1967 Dan Burack, owner of the craft and a highly experienced sailor, and Father Patrick Horgan went out on the boat to view the Christmas lights of Miami. Their last reported position was near buoy #7, still in the Miami harbor. Burack radioed that he had hit something, but thought that the boat was in no danger. Neither the boat nor its occupants were ever seen or heard from again.
No, it sank in the Gulf of Mexico. The V. A. Fogg was on its way from Freeport, Texas to Houston at the time of her sinking. Having just unloaded a cargo of benzene at the Phillips Petroleum and DuPont Chemical terminals, they needed to clean their tanks, and had five workmen aboard for that purpose. While the exact cause of the sinking was never determined, it is likely that benzene fumes exploded in the tanks. The ship sank in a matter of minutes.
Glowing water. In 2005, satellites over the Bermuda Triangle showed photos where the water was glowing. The cause of the glowing water is unknown.
Vincent Gaddis. Vincent Gaddis wrote the article "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle" (1964). He also authored the book "The Devil's Triangle" (1974).
Lawrence David Kusche. The "Bermuda Triangle Mystery" was written in 1975. Kusche also wrote the book "The Disappearance of Flight 19".
|In 1969, two lighthouse keepers disappeared from the Bahamas, causing many people to tie the incident to the powers of the Bermuda Triangle. From which island did they disappear?||The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
Great Isaac Cay. The strange "powers" of the Bermuda Triangle made people think that the disappearance incident of 1969 was tied to it. The Great Isaac Cay is famous for its lighthouse.
|The aircraft G-AGRE Star Ariel disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on January 17, 1949. What kind of weather problems did the crew experience that day?||The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
There were no weather problems. Strangely, the Star Ariel aircraft was traveling in good, clear weather conditions. The cause of its disappearance was never found.
|British passenger aircraft G-AHNP Star Tiger lost six crew members and twenty-five passengers on January 30, 1948. Where was the aircraft heading?||The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda. This British South American Airways airplane vanished somewhere over the Bermuda Triangle on January 30, 1948. It was never found.
December 5th ,1945. On December 5, 1945, U.S. Flight 19 disappeared. On the same day, a Mariner aircraft disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle as well!
Devil's Triangle. Another name for the Bermuda Triangle is Devil's Triangle, because a number of airplanes and ships going through this area have disappeared. The Bermuda Triangle is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
SS Marine Sulphur Queen. A large 15,260 ton load of sulphur was one of the things the SS Marine Sulphur Queen was carrying. It departed on its last voyage from Beaumont, Texas on February 2nd, 1969. On February 6th it was deemed missing. A search of the Florida Straits that lasted 19 days yielded only a few life preservers and debris. Norfolk, Virginia was its destination.
|This lighthouse near Bimini was the scene of the mysterious disappearance of its two keepers in 1969. What lighthouse am I describing?||Weird Stuff: The Bermuda Triangle
Great Isaac Lighthouse. The disappearance, in popular culture, is another Bermuda Triangle incident. The Great Isaac Lighthouse was established in 1859, and on August 4th, 1969, its two keepers were found missing when the lighthouse was found vacant. They were never found.
Methane. Methane gas could cause the ship to sink very suddenly. The methane theory, however, cannot explain lost planes. Methane hydrates are under the continental shelf of the triangle, and methane coming out of the shelf would cause ships to sink quickly by decreasing the water's buoyancy.
Gulf Stream. This current flows at a surface velocity of 5.6 miles per hour. You could call the Gulf Stream a "river within an ocean". The Gulf Stream can transport small boats that land on the water, and can throw boats off track.
Bimini Road. The island of Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States, which sometimes places it in the triangle. The formation lies near Bimini island. Edgar Cayce, a psychic, believed that Atlantis was going to be discovered when Bimini Road was found. His followers believed the same thing. According to geologists, the formation came to be naturally.
Sea Mystery at Our Back Door. The article was written by George X. Sand. He wrote about the loss of planes and ships in the area, including the loss of Flight 19. The article was the first one to specify any boundaries of the triangle, and they have remained the most common ones.