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IN History & Culture ON 10 Jun, 2015
The Bermuda Triangle aka the Devil's Triangle is the most mysterious spot on the planet. An invisible monster here has taken many lives and left no signs of them. Bermuda Triangle lies in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. Scientists and researchers do not have any clue about the mysterious thing that has made it such a strange and fatal spot on earth.
The very first time the Bermuda Triangle was mentioned in an article in Argosy magazine by writer Vincent Gaddis in 1964. Since then it has become the highly studied and most enigmatic phenomena on the Earth. Over the centuries, a large number of ships and planes mysteriously disappeared in the region of Bermuda Triangle. Bermuda Triangle has created an aura that is shocking, thrilling and secretive. It swallowed up almost everything that passed over it.
In March 1981, a massive ship with around 309 crew members in it set out to sail through the Bermuda region. One of the crew members from the ship sent a message informing the status of everyone on the ship, and that was the last indication of their presence. After that, the ship with all the crew members disappeared.
The ship was never found again even after the entire search of the area. No remains of the ship and any of the crew members were seen. The whole scenario continues to remain an unsolved mysterious disappearance that the Bermuda triangle has ever witnessed.
Mary Celeste was a ship that was discovered stranded unscratched and without any sign of its crew in the sea on 4th December, 1872. There were barrels of alcohol that were being transported on the ship and also other belongings of the crew. Lots of speculations suspect about pirate attacks on the ship. Some even say that the crew lost its sanity due to some infected food they had on the ship. These are all just suspicions; there is no firm evidence of any of these. It is a big unsolved mystery till now.
In 1881, the ship was all ready for New York and on its way it got stumbled losing all its crew. The disappearance of Ellen Austin, its reappearance and the absence of the crew is the mysterious story. It is one of many secrets of the area.
Flight 19 is one the most well-known Bermuda Triangle incidents. Flight 19 was the name given to five TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945. Without any trace, all 14 men on the flight disappeared. Later a Martin Mariner Flying boat with 13 men was sent to search them out, but it also disappeared and never found again.
Carroll A. Deering was a five-masted commercial schooner that was found run aground off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 1921. Its crew was missing and claimed to be the victim of Bermuda Triangle. Deering was one of the most written-about maritime mysteries in history. Carroll A. Deering was not the only disappearance; there were nine more ships those who were lost in the Bermuda region. None of these vessels have ever been seen again.
22 December of 1967, a cabin Cruiser named Witchcraft left from Miami with Captain Dan Burrack. After sailing for few minutes, the ship hit something but luckily there was no substantial damage to the ship. After some time, a call was received from the captain for help. The coast guard reached there within 20 minutes, and he found nothing over there. There was no sign of the ship. The most shocking fact about the ship was that it was unsinkable, and there were many life-saving devices available on it. What happened then? No one knows.
On January 30, 1948, the plane with 25 passengers left from Santa Maria. The radio operator received coordinates of the aircraft just before the time it was reaching Bermuda region. The operator was then unable to regain the signals from the flight. The flight was unavailable through radio contact. 26 aircrafts were set into action to search out the plane till five days, but all efforts were worthless. Tudor Star Tiger was never found again and became one of the mysterious stories of Bermuda Triangle.
On December 28, 1948 a Douglas Dakota DC-3 airplane took off from Puerto Rico for Miami, Florida. When it was around 50 miles away from the airport, the flight sent the radio call to indicate its position. It had 26 people on board and just after 20 minutes of take-off the flight disappeared with no signs left of any of it's passengers. It became the first Douglas Dakota aircraft to go missing in Florida. After that, two more cases happened at the same spot.
Flight 441 disappeared in 1954. There were 42 on board flying overseas. It was only 400 miles from the coast inside Bermuda Triangle and simply vanished becoming the largest mysteries of disappearances.
On 20th June 2005, a Piper PA- 23 vanished between Treasure Cay, Bahamas and Ft Pierce, Florida with three people aboard. It is one of the recent disappearances on the Bermuda triangle. It is still an unsolved mystery.