You are here

The Bermuda Triangle's most mysterious disappearances

The Bermuda Triangle's most mysterious disappearances
Paul Ratner February 16, 2018

The Bermuda Triangle is a part of the North Atlantic Ocean where many airplanes and ships have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The triangle supposedly stretches from Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico and over to Bermuda. As the region is world famous for unusual vanishings and sinkings, can the potential danger that it poses be ended by the advanced navigational technology of modern times?

From what we know, 75 planes and hundreds of ships were claimed by the area, with possibly many more that didn’t make it into the records. One of the most famous incidents that caught the public’s attention was the loss without a trace of USS Cyclops in March of 1918. The ship had 306 crew and passengers on board.

Setting off from Rio de Janeiro, the ship was on its way to Baltimore but never made it there. The investigation that ensued looked at many possible explanations, like structural failures, German u-boats (as this was still during World War I), engine trouble and bad weather. But there was no definitive answer, with the investigators writing that while “many theories have been advanced,” none could “satisfactorily account” for the ship’s disappearance.