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After 70 Years, We're No Closer To Knowing The Truth About The Bermuda Triangle

DECEMBER 11, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the infamous Bermuda Triangle mystery, and we here at CreepyBasement thought we'd take a deep dive into one of the most mysterious places on the globe.

From sea monsters, to aliens, to ghosts of old, the Devil's Triangle has yet to reveal its secrets, and I have a feeling that it will fail to do so for at least another seven decades.

The Devil's Triangle

When we talk about the Bermuda Triangle, we're referring to a region in the Atlantic that takes up the space between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Flight 19

On December 5, 1945, five TBM bombers flew out of Fort Lauderdale into the Bermuda Triangle. All 14 of the airmen were lost. No sign of the wreckage was ever found.

Search and Destroyed

A PGM Mariner sea plane was sent to find the wreckage of Flight 19, but mysteriously, this craft also disappeared. The plane is thought to have spontaneously exploded, killing all 13 crew members.

Several other disappearances have occurred in the triangle since then — some by air and some by sea. There are even a few cases that occurred before Flight 19. The USS Cyclops disappeared in 1918 along with its crew of 309. To this day, it is the single largest loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy.

Explanations

Among the various paranormal explanations for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances is the theory that they are caused by a some kind of machine that was left behind in the ancient, mythical city of Atlantis. Other theorists suggest that the area is a popular hangout for UFOs. This theory was fictionalized in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The disappearances continue to this day.

On September 20, 2015, a cargo ship of U.S. merchant mariners disappeared off the coast of the Bahamas during hurricane Joaquin. For a month, it was nowhere to be found...until it was discovered 15,000 feet below the surface.

The Bermuda Triangle also has its naysayers. In a 2013 study that documented the world's most dangerous waters, the triangle didn't make the cut. Still, its legend persists, and the area remains one of the most mystical places on the planet.