The Bermuda Triangle is a mysterious area in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Many disappearances have been reported within its borders. One of the first recordings of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle was by Christopher Columbus. This famous explorer recorded a weird area with lots of weeds and birds. Columbus and his crew thought that the weeds meant that there was land nearby, but there wasn't any. On another voyage, Columbus the lights of a meteor in the sky. His compass pointed at a direction other than north.
One of the
most famous disappearances was that of Flight 19. Flight 19
was a squadron made up of 5 Avenger Torpedo Bombers. They
disappeared during a routine training exercise. The flight
group leader last reported in that the compasses were messed
up and that they were heading back to Florida's
Another famous disappearance is that of the Mary Celeste. The Mary Celeste was a small, sail powered cargo ship. It was found in 1872 with everything on board except for the crew and passengers. Many people connected it to the Bermuda Triangle, but it was found closer to the Azores, which is closer to Europe. The ship was found with the hold half full of water and a lifeboat was missing. A theory about this disappearance is that since the hold was water-logged, the crew thought the ship was going to sink so they abandoned ship in the missing lifeboat.
A theory about the numerous other disappearances is that the craft were caught in the powerful Gulf Stream, and if the wind was blowing from the opposite direction, huge waves could swamp them. Another theory is that freak waves or waterspouts could swamp the craft. My favorite theory, though, is the Methane theory. There are large amounts of methane in the Bermuda Triangle. When the gas comes up from the sea floor and comes to the surface, it causes a depression in the water. The ship falls into it. When the methane bubble continues upward, the walls of water crash down upon the ship sinking it instantly. This theory also works for the aircraft. When the Methane gas bubble continues upward, airplanes can go through it. The methane can cause engine failure or explosions. Methane can also disrupt compasses.