5 Facts about the Bermuda Triangle, Known as Mysterious Waters

5 Facts about the Bermuda Triangle, Known as Mysterious Waters

The Bermuda Triangle is known as an area full of mystery with several ship and plane crashes often mysteriously occurring there. There are quite a few who link it to conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens, time tunnels, and even sea monsters such as giant squid.

Apart from having various stories and myths, the Bermuda Triangle, nicknamed the ‘Devil’s Triangle’, also has facts that are no less interesting. The following is the review, as reported by Britannica.

1. Not included in the 10 most dangerous waters

In 2013, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted a comprehensive study of maritime shipping lanes and determined that the Bermuda Triangle was not one of the world’s 10 most dangerous waters for shipping. The Bermuda Triangle also supports heavy daily traffic, both by sea and air.

2. Does not appear on the world map

Located between the Atlantic coast of Florida (USA), the Antiles and Puerto Rico, the Bermuda Triangle does not appear on any world map. In addition, the US Geographical Council also does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle as an official area of ​​the Atlantic Ocean. Even though the area is estimated to be between 500,000 and 1,510,000 square miles or 1,300,000 and 3,900,000 square kilometers.

3. Takes lives

There are two most popular incidents involving the Bermuda Triangle. First In March 1918, the mining ship USS Cyclops, en route from Brazil to Baltimore, Maryland, USA, disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. Second is the loss of a US fighter plane called Flight 19 in 1945.

4. High waves

According to Britannica, the Bermuda Triangle is located in the Atlantic Ocean where storms from various directions can meet. This storm can cause sea waves to reach a height of up to 100 feet or 30.5 meters. Theoretically, the waves are strong enough to disrupt the passage of ships and planes.

5. Milauke Depth

The deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean or what is called the Milauke Depth is located around the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Milauke Depth is the deepest point of the Purto Rico trench which reaches a depth of 27,493 feet or 8,380 meters.


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