The Bermuda Triangle has also been called the Devil's Triangle because of the reported mysteries that have hounded the massive Earth spot through the years. Aircrafts and sea vessels have disappeared without a trace here. Some "experts" suggest the presence of UFOs and supernaturals in the area may have something to do with the disappearances.
There are people who have been convinced that the Bermuda Triangle is only one of those things that science cannot explain. But how true is this, really?
The Bermuda Triangle is the triangular region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. Writer Vincent Gaddis came up with a name for that region in the men's magazine Argosy in 1964. However, it was the 1974 book "The Bermuda Triangle" authored by Charles Berlitz that popularized the paranormal links to the mysterious spot.
Berlitz, who was deeply interested in paranormal existence, believed the tales of Atlantis is related to the Bermuda Triangle.
A year later, another book was released. This time, the author claimed the mysteries surrounding the region have been solved. The book, "The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved," was written by Lawrence David Kusche, a research librarian from Arizona State University in 1975.
Among other things, Kusche noted the number of air and sea vessels reported missing in the region was not significantly greater than in any other part of the ocean. He also pointed out some reported disappearances never happened. He checked local papers and claimed to have found no similar reports.
Kusche claimed that Gaddis' writings, as well the other mysteries being linked to the Bermuda triangle, were often exaggerated, dubious or unverifiable.
However, nearly three decades later, the Bermuda Triangle mystery remains under the pop culture mystery category. In fact, modern day writers still refer to the Devil's Triangle when covering tales of paranormal experience and UFO sightings.
Benjamin Radford, a LiveScience contributor, recently wrote to help demystify the Bermuda Triangle. He concludes, "The Bermuda Triangle mystery has a much simpler explanation: sloppy research and sensational, mystery-mongering books."
Why do some people insist on the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle? What fuels all this passion for the unknown?
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