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Bermuda Triangle Solved At Long Last.

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From sub-sea pyramids to hexagonal clouds, scientists and conspiracy theorist alike have drummed up every imaginable scenario over the years to explain the mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.

The region, which covers a patch of sea between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, is thought to have claimed dozens of ships and planes in the last century alone, and hundreds of lives.

Now, a scientist in Australia has revealed what he says is the ‘simple’ explanation behind the phenomena – human error.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4719030/Expert-Bermuda-Triangle-disappearances-human-error.html

Is the answer to one of the world's greatest modern mysteries really as simple as human error?

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Well yeah, the Bermuda Triangle is a modern myth/folktale. It's been known for years that there isn't much to it and the article does a good job summing it all up again. This will however not dissuade those who want to see something supernatural in it. 

It's like with the Pyramids and Stonehenge, we have a good idea how those structures were built and what for, but people who want to see them as alien structures will continue to do so.

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It's an obvious explanation that he is just voicing again. But there are always people who refuse to believe the logical arguments...

Its been brought up on other triangle threads here too, more traffic = more accidents. That is all.

You don't say that there are supernatural areas surrounding cities because there are more car accidents, Bermuda is exotic enough for people to run to look for fantastical explanations for something which doesn't exist. 

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10 minutes ago, Timonthy said:

Bermuda is exotic enough for people to run to look for fantastical explanations for something which doesn't exist. 

And to be fair it is fun to imagine/read/tell outrageous stories about things like the Triangle. It lends and air of romanticism to our sober, modern world.

The problems really only show up when people start to take tall tales seriously.

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NOAA: THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE IS A MYTH

US Government agency The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said that foul weather and poor navigation are likely to blame for any mishaps in the area between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

Dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the area.

But Noaa said the number of vehicles missing there is no different to elsewhere in the world - and the theory that some mysterious supernatural force is sinking boats and planes is a myth.

'There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean,' the agency stated on its website in February.

 

 

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Not so much human error as human gulibility ;)   Charles Berlitz has much to answer for!  

(I admit, as a child, I fell for it too - loved his books!) 

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The Bermuda triangle mystery of course is why all of the different triangles drawn on the maps. There were at least 2 that I noticed when I skimmed over the article.

It's a clever hoax perpetrated by Berlitz.

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And we'll find the debris from all those missing planes and ships in those relatively shallow waters any day now. Sure thing. If they were just "accidents", wrecks would have been found. Being off course in that small area is a bit different from disappearing while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The strange thing here is how some people can be so desperate to believe that they're smarter than someone else that they'll ignore all the details and accept some simplistic argument. It's the same people that believe the US military closed off a farm in Roswell and then escorted a weather balloon to the airport to be flown out instead of just showing people the downed weather balloon.

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15 minutes ago, Trihalo42 said:

And we'll find the debris from all those missing planes and ships in those relatively shallow waters any day now. Sure thing. If they were just "accidents", wrecks would have been found. Being off course in that small area is a bit different from disappearing while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The strange thing here is how some people can be so desperate to believe that they're smarter than someone else that they'll ignore all the details and accept some simplistic argument. It's the same people that believe the US military closed off a farm in Roswell and then escorted a weather balloon to the airport to be flown out instead of just showing people the downed weather balloon.

Shallow waters? BT ranges more like 19,000+ feet deep with some super deep trenches over most of it's area. And even when we have a good idea where a ship went down, sometimes we still cant find it for a long time. Titanic sunk in 1912, and wasn't found till 1985- at 12,500 feet. Wrecks also can be discovered at very shallow depths- recreational divers have discovered wrecks, and that's only 100-130 feet. Quarries that hit springs can hide train wrecks at 50-90 feet. A truck can be lost in a pond 25 feet deep.

 

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I think I'll stick with Dairylee triangles! ... But part of me wishes for the mystery of Bermuda.

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Hypothesis maybe, not a proven fact.

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6 hours ago, South Alabam said:

Hypothesis maybe, not a proven fact.

The area does not have a higher incidence of missing vessels or aircraft.

FACT.

 

The area has higher traffic than, say, the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

FACT.

 

Try again, tinfoil hat person. ;)

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12 hours ago, Trihalo42 said:

And we'll find the debris from all those missing planes and ships in those relatively shallow waters any day now. Sure thing. If they were just "accidents", wrecks would have been found. Being off course in that small area is a bit different from disappearing while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The strange thing here is how some people can be so desperate to believe that they're smarter than someone else that they'll ignore all the details and accept some simplistic argument. It's the same people that believe the US military closed off a farm in Roswell and then escorted a weather balloon to the airport to be flown out instead of just showing people the downed weather balloon.

 

Yes, they would for Top Secret Project Mogul (not just a weather balloon).

 

If I were you, I'd be more concerned about that receiver the CIA implanted in your molar for Project Manchurian Candidate. I hear that you can block the signal by wrapping your head in a wet towel...or by wearing...wait for it...a tinfoil hat! :D

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17 hours ago, Trihalo42 said:

And we'll find the debris from all those missing planes and ships in those relatively shallow waters any day now. Sure thing. If they were just "accidents", wrecks would have been found. Being off course in that small area is a bit different from disappearing while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The strange thing here is how some people can be so desperate to believe that they're smarter than someone else that they'll ignore all the details and accept some simplistic argument. It's the same people that believe the US military closed off a farm in Roswell and then escorted a weather balloon to the airport to be flown out instead of just showing people the downed weather balloon.

There are more planes lost over the continental US and never found than over the Bermuda triangle.

The stories of the Bermuda triangle have been greatly altered by the books to make simple disappearances look like mysteries. If you believe in the books such as Berlitz's then you have been duped by his fiction.

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6 hours ago, Krater said:

The area does not have a higher incidence of missing vessels or aircraft.

FACT.

 

The area has higher traffic than, say, the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

FACT.

 

Try again, tinfoil hat person. ;)

  • Australian scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki says human error is behind the mystery
  • He points to historic example, where bad weather was most likely involved
  • US Coast Guard and NOAA have said there's no evidence of unusual activity 
  • They say percent of disappearances matches that of other well-traveled areas

I was just going off what the article has written. And I agree with what he has written to a certain extent, however that is why I said Hypothesis maybe, not a proven fact. I was in no way saying the Bermuda triangle mystery was still valid.
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Humph! Next thing ya know the Aussies will be saying we have no Bigfoot.default_tongue.png

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Dr Karl is being overly circumspect.  He says "mistakes", it is quite clear that many of the claims of losses involve lies about when and where they actually  happened. 

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That is why I said Hypothesis. Some of the missing vessels could have been piracy and the vessel stolen or sunk or whatever. He just cannot make a claim that 100% of the losses was due to human error.

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I've been saying this for years!

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