What is the Bermuda Triangle?

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What is meant by the Bermuda Triangle? Why people can't go inside? Where is situated?

The US Coast Guard and US Navy both dismiss the Bermuda Triangle as a myth. For example, the website of the US Coast Guard states: "The Coast Guard does not recognize the existence of the so-called Bermuda Triangle as a geographic area of specific hazard to ships or planes. In a review of many aircraft and vessel losses in the area over the years, there has been nothing discovered that would indicate that casualties were the result of anything other than physical causes. No extraordinary factors have ever been identified." http://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/triangle.asp http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq8-1.htm

- Answer provided by Patrick Barks

What is meant by the Bermuda Triangle? Why people can't go inside? Where is situated?

The Bermuda Triangle is a triangular geographic region roughly situated betwee...a training mission. This is mission is referred to as Flight 19. Weird happenings have been recorded as far back as the times of Christopher Colombus, when he noted weird compass bearings in that area. There are many theories as to why there appear to be many missing vessels in the area. Theories include everything from giant sea monsters, aliens, to giant releases of methane (the same gas associated with flatulence! Surely we would be able to smell that!) There are however skeptics who claim that there is statistically no difference between the number of missing boats and aircraft than in any other highly travelled region in the world. What do you think? Do you think there is actually something funny happening in the area? Or is there just a lot of missing ships and planes because lots travel through the area. The more vessels in the area, the greater the likelihood of a vessel going missing in the area.

- Answer provided by Heather Auld


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