The Bermuda Triangle is an area, in the shape of a triangle, that is where the Caribbean Sea meets with the Atlantic Ocean. The Western point of the triangle meets with the Southern Florida coast then North East to the Island of Bermuda and due south to Puerto Rico and back to Florida. The first person to write an article about this was E.V.W. Jones in September16th 1950 this was followed by George Sands who was covering the loss of several planes and ships in the area including flight 19, a group of U.S. Navy bombers that went missing on December 5th 1945.Vincent Gaddis coined the title of The Deadly Bermuda Triangle, the second half of this title has been used ever since. The word deadly certainly seemed too aply to this area of the ocean and some of the diappearances were made the subject of all sorts of events even aliens were reported to have taken some of the missing vessels.
What is the mystery of this area of the sea? Lawrance David Kusche, a research librarian of the Arizona State University seemed to have the answer. He trolled through the reports of the disasters occurring in that area and eventually published a paper entitled The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved in 1975. He found that there was a large number of inaccuracies in the reporting of these disasters due to the popularity of the mystery, it may have been profitable to not disclose the full facts. Kuscke’s conclusion
Kuscke’s concluded the number of ships and planes missing in the area was not significantly greater on average than any other part of the ocean. In an area frequented by tropical storms the number of disappearances was not mysterious. Some research led to exaggeration, and some events did not happen. Lloyds of London stated that a large number of the ships reported missing, in that area, had not sunk there. This would have us believe that the Bermuda triangle is not so deadly could this be down to reporters invention?
So it appears, the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle was the result of bad reporting by the investigators, or their inaccurate reports and, the poetic license of the press. Has the romance of the mystery surrounding that area been killed, possibly not as these reputations are hard to destroy, if for no other reason than the public does enjoy a good mystery. We read in the press of the French Airliner that went missing outside of this area but this did not stop some reference to the Bermuda Triangle being made. Although the legend is still with us, in a small way, the wilder associations of aliens, I think, has died.