The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and surface vessels allegedly disappeared mysteriously. Lots of theories have been given trying to prove the very cause of these accidents. A large number of supernatural explanations are provided. They are-Popular culture has attributed these disappearances to the paranormal activity by extra-terrestrial beings. Writers attribute the events to UFOs. One explanation pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis. Sometimes connected to the Atlantis story is the submerged rock formation known as the Bimini Road off the island of Bimini in the Bahamas, which is in the Triangle by some definitions.
As far as the natural explanations are concerned, there is no single theory which is believed or rejected by everyone. Compass problems are one of the cited phrases in many Triangle incidents. While some have theorized that unusual local magnetic anomalies may exist in the area. Deliberate acts of destruction can fall into two categories: acts of war, and acts of piracy. While many sinking’s have been attributed to surface raiders or submarines during the World wars and documented in various command log books, many others suspected as falling in that category have not been proven. The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and then flows through the Straits of Florida into the North Atlantic. It is believed to be another reason for disappearance of so many ships.
Hurricanes, other major explanation, are powerful storms, which form in tropical waters and have historically cost thousands of lives lost and caused billions of dollars in damage. The sinking of Francisco de Bobadilla’s Spanish fleet in 1502 was the first recorded instance of a destructive hurricane. These storms have in the past caused a number of incidents related to the Triangle.
The US Navy does not believe the Bermuda Triangle exists. We know of no US Government-issued maps that delineate the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle. However, general maps as well as nautical and aviation charts of the general area are widely available in libraries and from commercial map dealers.