P.S. A little behind-the-scenes blooper at the end! :)
The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle (also known as The Devil’s Triangle) is an area bounded by Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda that covers roughly 500,000 square miles. It is not recognized by the US Navy to be a real place. The first unusual occurrence in the Triangle was in 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On his way through the Americas, Columbus reported having erratic compass readings near the island of Bermuda, and one night, he observed that a “great ball of fire” (probably a flaming meteor) crashed into the sea. A couple weeks later, he noticed a strange light in the distance. However, he made it safely to the Americas without disappearing, thankfully.
Navy pilots have had multiple issues with the Triangle throughout history, the earliest one being in 1918. The USS Cyclops, a ship containing over 10,000 tons of manganese and 300 men sank between Barbados and the Chesapeake Bay without ever sending a distress call, despite being equipped to do so. This tragedy was repeated twice more, with the sinking of the Cyclops’ sister ships, who followed nearly the exact same route. Another time, a group of 5 planes with 14 people on them (called “The Lost Squadron”) got disoriented in the Triangle during practice, on what is called Flight 19. Just like what happened to Columbus, their compasses started to malfunction, and they lost their way. They were never seen again, and the search-and-rescue failed, as one of the teams also disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. After weeks of searching in vain, the official Navy report declared that, “It was as if they had flown to Mars.”
There are many theories on why these incidents occurred. Many people say that there are methane eruptions from the ocean floor, causing the ocean to become frothy. The ocean wouldn’t be able to support the weight of ships, making them sink. However, these eruptions haven’t been evidenced for 15,000 years, and this doesn’t account for the disappearance of planes in the area. Others say it’s because of strangle magnetic anomalies and reversed gravitational fields. But the theories get even more peculiar. The supposed lethalness of the Triangle has been blamed on everything from aliens (of course…), to Atlantis (the “long-lost undersea city”), to under-sea monsters. But no matter how unique the theories are none have been able to prove why so many disappearances happen.
But wherever there are theories, there will be critics who try to debunk them. One critic, named Larry Kusche, wrote an entire book on this topic. The book, The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved, claims that many people that wrote about the Triangle have exaggerated their facts and made up events. For example, Kusche explains that some people may have just gone off course due to their malfunctioning compasses. One of the greatest refutes was this: Nobody has been able to prove, or say factually, that there are more disappearances in the Bermuda triangle than other well-traveled parts of the ocean. This proves that the Bermuda Triangle, in actuality, is just a myth.
In conclusion, people have been able to prove that unusual things happen in the Bermuda Triangle. But the Bermuda triangle is best known for the disappearance of planes and ships in its area—and that’s the part that has successfully been proven to be false. We humans tend to overcomplicate things, and we certainly had ourselves flummoxed with this mystery. But it is unlikely that we will ever be able to solve every single part of it.
Now, in my essay, I mention crazy conspiracy theories. Because it wasn't "school-appropriate" (SMH) I didn't talk about one of the most popular ones...
I must prepare you for this sight.
Are you ready to see it?
If your answer was yes, keep scrolling. If your answer was no, I do't care. Keep scrolling. You need to see this. If your answer was OMG IHATE YOU YOUR SO STUPID,, AND MY FIV YR OLD SISTAR COULD MAK A BETTER BOLG JUST STOP TRIEING !@#%$*&^$(*!$, then click the red X in the top right corner of the screen. I wouldn't want to make you suffer. It almost seems like someone has bound and gagged you, and forced you to read the ramblings of a 7th grader.
ANYway, here is the evidence,
in all its glory,
THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE IS ILLUMINATI!!!
And on that note, I will leave you for today. Catch ya later!