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Why did some ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle?
Question Date: 2013-05-17
Answer 1:

There has been a great deal of mystery surrounding the infamous Bermuda Triangle for many decades. Many think there is some super natural powers at work in this part of the planet that causes planes to crash and ships to sink. Others think there may a combination of climactic (wind, waves, and weather) conditions that cause this to be a particularly dangerous area. However, it turns out, there really isn't anything overly dangerous or special about the Bermuda Triangle at all.

It's true that there are some planes that have crashed here, and some ships that have sunk. However, this is a very highly trafficked area - it is, in fact the main route connecting the United States to Europe! This means that LOTS of planes and LOTS of ships travel through the 'Bermuda Triangle' all the time without anything bad happening to them. Those planes that did crash and those ships that did sink probably just experienced a bit of bad luck.

There are, however, a few interesting things about the Bermuda Triangle that could make it slightly more dangerous than most waters. For one, the Gulf Stream, a deep ocean current that starts in the Gulf of Mexico and runs across the entire Atlantic Ocean, runs right through the 'Bermuda Triangle'. It's possible that a small plane making a water landing or a small boat could get caught in this current and carried far away from shore. The Bermuda Triangle area, along with the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, is also known to be a site of many hurricanes. These huge tropical storms could certainly damage ships and planes. Finally, there has been mention of rogue waves - giant waves that seem to come from no where in particular - forming in these waters and devastating ships. So yes, it is possible that due to this combination of climatic conditions - the Gulf Stream, hurricanes, and rogue waves - the 'Bermuda Triangle' might be a slightly more dangerous place to travel; but rest assured, many planes and boats travel safely through this area every single day!

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