Bermuda Triangle mystery solved but conspiracy theorists wont be happy

Scientists, conspiracy theorists and experts have been trying to solve the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle for years.

One of them, however, believes to have a definite answer on the leading cause of the disappearances of ships and aircraft in the area.

But conspiracy theorists who for decades have been looking for a fascinating if not terrifying reason that could explain the mystery are unlikely to be happy with his analysis.

Australian scientist Karl Kruszelnicki simply believes there is no mystery at all in the disappearances in the Triangle – a 700,000 square-kilometre area marked roughly by Florida, Bermuda, and the Greater Antilles.

Considering the area is tricky to navigate and is crossed by a large quantity of ships and planes yearly, the number of disappearances doesn’t seem too much of an anomaly to the expert.

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In an interview with, Mr Kruszelnicki said: “It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America – therefore you have a lot of traffic.

He continued: “According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard, the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) also rejects there is any mystery at all concerning the Bermuda Triangle.

In 2010, the organisation wrote on its website: “Environmental considerations could explain many, if not most, of the disappearances.

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“The majority of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes pass through the Bermuda Triangle, and in the days prior to improved weather forecasting, these dangerous storms claimed many ships.

“Also, the Gulf Stream can cause rapid, sometimes violent, changes in weather. Additionally, the large number of islands in the Caribbean Sea creates many areas of shallow water that can be treacherous to ship navigation.”

NOAA also mentioned there is some evidence suggesting the Triangle is a “place where a ‘magnetic’ compass sometimes points towards ‘true’ north, as opposed to ‘magnetic’ north”.

Years later, mineral prospector Nick Hutchings took to the Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle to conduct an experiment using a compass and magnetite, some of the rock believed to be at the bottom of the area interested in the disappearances.

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When the rock was placed on a flat surface and the compass was moved over it, the needle could be seen moving in an unnatural way as a result of magnetite.

Mr Hutchings commented: “You can just imagine the ancient mariners sailing past Bermuda. It would be very disconcerting.”

Over the years, the Triangle prompted the most astonishing speculation, including that the disappearances were linked to the influence of the lost continent of Atlantis.

Another theory claims there’s a whirlpool hidden in the area, dragging down those who pass by, while others suggest that aliens may be to blame for the disappearances.

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