The Bermuda Triangle is considered to be a place of death and mystery by many, but it may not quite be what it seems.
Why do we assume the Bermuda Triangle is so special? When you mention something opposing any mystery around the Bermuda Triangle people are quick to respond with things like ‘So many people disappear there,’ and ‘their bodies are never found.’ Okay, for one there is actually no statistically significant difference in that specific region than any other part of the world. While it is the most talked about place of disappearances it is the same as anywhere else.
During an on-air interview with news.com.au, Karl Kruszelnicki, a very well known science communicator out of Australia made his opinion on the matter very clear. Which is, the number of vessels and aircraft that disappear in the area “is the same as anywhere else in the world on a percentage basis.”
“It is close to the equator, near a wealthy part of the world, America, therefore you have a lot of traffic.”
He says that the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle began a long time ago when several high-profile military convoys and their rescue missions went down in the region between WWI and WWII.
While people were quick to think there was something going on this was nothing more than terrible weather and unvarying aircrafts as well as boats. This ensured plenty of disappearances not only in the Bermuda Triangle, but other places as well. Sounds possible, right?
Bodies and wreckage were not found in most cases, but there is a simple explanation for this; it is a massive body of water and incredibly deep. Because of the highly publicized disappearances, a legend was born.
No reputable scientific organization considers the Bermuda Triangle to be of significance so should we really be obsessing over it? Conspiracy theorists and fake news sources like to make something out of nothing, and this happens to be one of those cases.
To hear Kruszelnicki speak about his views on the Bermuda Triangle please check out the video below. What do you think? Is it really as mysterious as people have made it out to be?