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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/scientist-claims-hes-solved-bermuda-26891366

"A scientist has claimed he has solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - saying the supernatural is most probably not to blame.

 

Karl Kruszelnicki has theorised that there was no mystery to begin with, insisting the reason why so many planes and ships vanish without a trace in the area has nothing to do with aliens or the lost city of Atlantis.

 

The Australian scientist believes that the huge number of disappearances can be explained by nothing more supernatural than human error, bad weather, and the fact it's so busy with planes and boats.

 

The so-called Devil’s Triangle covers a 700,000 square-kilometre area of ocean and is a particularly busy patch of sea - so the disappearances are not out of the ordinary.

 

He said: “It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America - therefore you have a lot of traffic.

 

“According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”

 

 

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50 minutes ago, onlookerofmayhem said:

That's pretty much been the consensus of rational people since at least when I was a kid 30 years ago.

This is not a new conclusion. 

Aye, in fact my understanding is that, proportionately, the so-called Bermuda Triangle actually sees fewer disappearances than would be expected, compared with a global average.  

 

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A few years ago another one new theory was proposed:

''A fascinating theory has been proposed by meteorologists claiming that the reason for the mysteries pervading the Bermuda Triangle area are unusual hexagonal clouds creating 170 mph air bombs full of wind. These air pockets cause all the mischief, sinking ships and downing planes''.

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/bermuda-triangle/

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On 5/7/2022 at 8:57 PM, Opus Magnus said:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/scientist-claims-hes-solved-bermuda-26891366

"A scientist has claimed he has solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - saying the supernatural is most probably not to blame.

Karl Kruszelnicki has theorised that there was no mystery to begin with, insisting the reason why so many planes and ships vanish without a trace in the area has nothing to do with aliens or the lost city of Atlantis.

The Australian scientist believes that the huge number of disappearances can be explained by nothing more supernatural than human error, bad weather, and the fact it's so busy with planes and boats.

The so-called Devil’s Triangle covers a 700,000 square-kilometre area of ocean and is a particularly busy patch of sea - so the disappearances are not out of the ordinary.

He said: “It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America - therefore you have a lot of traffic.

“According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”

 

 

Who said news travel fast?

Dr Karl's article published March 2004

https://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/03/12/1061351.htm

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On 5/7/2022 at 5:29 AM, Essan said:

Aye, in fact my understanding is that, proportionately, the so-called Bermuda Triangle actually sees fewer disappearances than would be expected, compared with a global average.  

 

 

On 5/7/2022 at 4:38 AM, onlookerofmayhem said:

That's pretty much been the consensus of rational people since at least when I was a kid 30 years ago.

This is not a new conclusion. 

 

On 5/7/2022 at 5:51 AM, jethrofloyd said:

A few years ago another one new theory was proposed:

''A fascinating theory has been proposed by meteorologists claiming that the reason for the mysteries pervading the Bermuda Triangle area are unusual hexagonal clouds creating 170 mph air bombs full of wind. These air pockets cause all the mischief, sinking ships and downing planes''.

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/bermuda-triangle/

I certainly don’t believe that anything supernatural or alien is occurring in this area. I believe there is a scientific explanation for the events that have occurred in this area we have not discovered yet. However, not all the events that occurred in the triangle can be explained, but I do believe they will be in time. But, there is a common denominator that frequently occurs in the triangle and that is the loss of navigational control. A good example of this phenomenon was the loss of Navy Flight 19, Fourteen men were lost as a result of the Flight 19 tragedy. Thirteen more were lost from the PBM Mariner that attempted the rescue.

Something is creating this magnetic phenomenon that causes compasses not to function accurately, however I believe sooner or later the natural events that are causing this will be discovered. Flight 19 is one of the few losses that occurred where they was communication with the mainland involved. This communication as strange as it was give no clue what was occurring, it only deepens the mystery concerning this loss. In addition the fact that a PMB Mariner ( Flying Boat ) also disappeared with 13 additional men only adds to this event.

The historical events concerning Navy Flight 19.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on 5 December 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers departed U.S. Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a routine navigational training flight with Lt. Charles C. Taylor acting as the flight's leader. Taylor was a seasoned naval aviator with some 2,500 flying hours and multiple World War II combat tours in the Pacific. The group of aircraft, dubbed Flight 19, were to execute Navigation Problem No. 1, which was to fly to the east from the Florida coast, conduct bombing runs at a place called Hens and Chickens Shoals, turn north, then proceed over Grand Bahama Island. The flight's last leg was to fly back to NAS Fort Lauderdale. The weather was projected to be relatively normal except for a few scattered showers.

On the first leg of the flight, everything went as planned as they dropped practice bombs without incident. As the group began to turn north for the second leg of the journey, trouble began for Flight 19. At approximately 3:45 p.m., Fort Lauderdale’s flight tower received a message from Taylor, who reportedly sounded confused and worried.

Cannot see land,” Taylor said. “We seem to be off course.”

“What is your position,” the tower responded.

Then there were a few moments of silence. Tower personnel peered out into the clear day in the direction where the planes were supposed to be operating, but there was no sign of them.

“We cannot be sure where we are,” the flight leader announced. “Repeat: Cannot see land.”

Contact was lost for about 10 minutes, but when it resumed, it was not the voice of the flight leader. “We can't find west. Everything is wrong. We can't be sure of any direction. Everything looks strange, even the ocean,” the voice reported. There was another delay, and then tower personnel learned from intercepted transmissions that the flight leader had turned over his command to another pilot for unknown reasons.

After 20 minutes of radio silence, the new leader’s voice transmitted to the tower, but it was trembling, bordering on hysteria. “We can't tell where we are… everything is… can’t make out anything. We think we may be about 225 miles northeast of base…” For a few moments, the pilot rambled incoherently before uttering the last words ever heard from Flight 19. “It looks like we are entering white water… We’re completely lost.”

Within minutes, tower personnel scrambled two PBM Mariner flying boats carrying rescue equipment. They were headed for Flight 19’s last known estimated position and after 10 minutes into the rescue flight, they checked in with the tower, but that was the last time one of the rescue planes transmitted back to Fort Lauderdale’s flight operations. Now, six aircraft with personnel had vanished. For five days, Coast Guard, Navy, and naval aviationpersonnel searched extensively in more than 250,000 square miles of Atlantic and Gulf waters, but nothing was found—no aviators, wreckage, life raft, or even an oil slick. Nothing.

The Navy launched an investigation into the incident, but nothing conclusive was found.

https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/disasters-and-phenomena/flight-19.html

 

 

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While there are many versions of the loss of Flight 19, below are all US Navy records concerning this flight. Many of the records have been declassified as late as March 30 2020, the facts in the link below are the most accurate account of this tragedy.


Records of the Lost: Looking at the Records of Flight 19 Posted by Nathaniel Patch  in Military Records on Mar 30, 2020 1:37:00 

https://historyhub.history.gov/community/military-records/blog/2020/03/30/records-of-the-lost-looking-at-the-records-of-flight-19

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:11 AM, Manwon Lender said:

 

 

I certainly don’t believe that anything supernatural or alien is occurring in this area. I believe there is a scientific explanation for the events that have occurred in this area we have not discovered yet. However, not all the events that occurred in the triangle can be explained, but I do believe they will be in time. But, there is a common denominator that frequently occurs in the triangle and that is the loss of navigational control. A good example of this phenomenon was the loss of Navy Flight 19, Fourteen men were lost as a result of the Flight 19 tragedy. Thirteen more were lost from the PBM Mariner that attempted the rescue.

Something is creating this magnetic phenomenon that causes compasses not to function accurately, however I believe sooner or later the natural events that are causing this will be discovered. Flight 19 is one of the few losses that occurred where they was communication with the mainland involved. This communication as strange as it was give no clue what was occurring, it only deepens the mystery concerning this loss. In addition the fact that a PMB Mariner ( Flying Boat ) also disappeared with 13 additional men only adds to this event.

The historical events concerning Navy Flight 19.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on 5 December 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers departed U.S. Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a routine navigational training flight with Lt. Charles C. Taylor acting as the flight's leader. Taylor was a seasoned naval aviator with some 2,500 flying hours and multiple World War II combat tours in the Pacific. The group of aircraft, dubbed Flight 19, were to execute Navigation Problem No. 1, which was to fly to the east from the Florida coast, conduct bombing runs at a place called Hens and Chickens Shoals, turn north, then proceed over Grand Bahama Island. The flight's last leg was to fly back to NAS Fort Lauderdale. The weather was projected to be relatively normal except for a few scattered showers.

On the first leg of the flight, everything went as planned as they dropped practice bombs without incident. As the group began to turn north for the second leg of the journey, trouble began for Flight 19. At approximately 3:45 p.m., Fort Lauderdale’s flight tower received a message from Taylor, who reportedly sounded confused and worried.

Cannot see land,” Taylor said. “We seem to be off course.”

“What is your position,” the tower responded.

Then there were a few moments of silence. Tower personnel peered out into the clear day in the direction where the planes were supposed to be operating, but there was no sign of them.

“We cannot be sure where we are,” the flight leader announced. “Repeat: Cannot see land.”

Contact was lost for about 10 minutes, but when it resumed, it was not the voice of the flight leader. “We can't find west. Everything is wrong. We can't be sure of any direction. Everything looks strange, even the ocean,” the voice reported. There was another delay, and then tower personnel learned from intercepted transmissions that the flight leader had turned over his command to another pilot for unknown reasons.

After 20 minutes of radio silence, the new leader’s voice transmitted to the tower, but it was trembling, bordering on hysteria. “We can't tell where we are… everything is… can’t make out anything. We think we may be about 225 miles northeast of base…” For a few moments, the pilot rambled incoherently before uttering the last words ever heard from Flight 19. “It looks like we are entering white water… We’re completely lost.”

Within minutes, tower personnel scrambled two PBM Mariner flying boats carrying rescue equipment. They were headed for Flight 19’s last known estimated position and after 10 minutes into the rescue flight, they checked in with the tower, but that was the last time one of the rescue planes transmitted back to Fort Lauderdale’s flight operations. Now, six aircraft with personnel had vanished. For five days, Coast Guard, Navy, and naval aviationpersonnel searched extensively in more than 250,000 square miles of Atlantic and Gulf waters, but nothing was found—no aviators, wreckage, life raft, or even an oil slick. Nothing.

The Navy launched an investigation into the incident, but nothing conclusive was found.

https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/disasters-and-phenomena/flight-19.html

 

 

There are problems with this story as presented here. The rescue plane exploded. Flames were reported by a tanker. Radio triangulation was also able to see that the planes were way off course over the open ocean.

 

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