The truth of the Bermuda Triangle may have been finally discovered.
This is a myth that has been repeated and passed on by word of mouth for decades, ever since the first references to a Devil’s triangle appeared in 1951, an area supposedly dangerous for ships that had to be avoided at all costs.
As usually happens in almost all similar myths, in this case it all started with a real event, because several ships had been shipwrecked in that area in a short period of time; trying to find an explanation for that tragedy,Some sensationalist and yellow press writers started spreading the idea of a cursed place.
The most dangerous area on the planet?
The term Bermuda Triangle was not coined until 13 years later, in 1964, but the concept soon calmed the general population, which was hungry for mysteries; and if they happen close, better than better.
Thus, a multitude of books, films and series were born with the happy triangle as a bad bad, to the point that the question was not if the area was as bad as it was said, but what mysterious powers these misfortunes could have caused.
As the name suggests, the Bermuda Triangle is an area located between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami; If we join the three points we will obtain a triangle with the sides of almost the same length (between 1600 and 1800 kilometers), which helped to promote the crazy theories.
Soon the scope of the triangle expanded beyond the ships, and suddenly reports ofand aircraft that had suffered accidents or had vanishedLike the well-known Flight 19, five bombings mostly piloted by rookies who disappeared into the sea.
A place as dangerous as any other
But is the Bermuda Triangle really such a dangerous place? It depends on how you see it. Yes, it is true that many shipwrecks and accidents occur in that area, but there is one very important fact that must be taken into account: that area is one of the most maritime maritime in the world, and every day they go through hundreds of ships and ships that do not suffer any kind of problem.
So the simplest answer is that More incidents occur in the Bermuda Triangle, because more ships pass through there; It is a matter of pure statistics, the more tickets you buy the more chances that it will touch you.
But is that the whole truth?
Truth of the Bermuda Triangle
Scientists at the University of Troms in Norway believe that, after all, There may be something in the Bermuda Triangle that is causing more incidents than normal.
Take that foil cap off your head, because these scientists don’t want to reinforce any conspiracy theory, but instead have found a perfectly plausible answer: gases from the earth. No, not those gases, although in a way we could say that the flatulence of our planet is behind the Triangle.
He explained that the Bermuda area would be especially rich in natural gas deposits, and that when they escape from the seafloor they can cause turbulence in the navigation of the ships, and in the worst cases, can cause a shipwreck.
It is not a new concept, but these scientists have found indications that it may be the answer we were looking for: Some craters about 800 meters wide and about 45 meters deep on the seabed.In theory in those craters, there were previously large reserves of methane gas, which finally escaped from these containers and rose to the surface.
It should be clarified that scientists have found these craters in the Barents Sea, in northern Norway, but the study states that Similar gas reserves could be the source of problems in the Bermuda Triangle. In fact, it is well known that there are significant methane deposits in the Bermuda area.
If this is the reason behind the history of the area or not, it is not something that we can say with absolute certainty, but if it is confirmed it can be a very important advance in its study.