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Could bad weather and poor decisions explain the Bermuda Triangle ?


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""According to Lloyds of London and the US coast guard, the number of planes that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis," he said"

What, exactly, does "on a percentage basis" mean in this context?  And what of boats?  I found the book Into the Bermuda Triangle pretty interesting.

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I read a story somewhere about large amounts of Methane Gas rising up out of the sea beds...enough to sink ships and disable aircraft...don't remember where I read that though...a while ago....like many years ago.

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1 hour ago, joc said:

I read a story somewhere about large amounts of Methane Gas rising up out of the sea beds...enough to sink ships and disable aircraft...don't remember where I read that though...a while ago....like many years ago.


Yes, Joc, that is true. 

And I have seen tests run to show that a boat will sink under those conditions. However, they don't believe there are large deposits of methane within the triangle.
It, otherwise, sounds like a good theory. Large ships sink so fast that they cannot leave a distress call...? yeah, this could fit.

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Dr. karl is awesome. His podcast is worth a listen.

1 hour ago, joc said:

I read a story somewhere about large amounts of Methane Gas rising up out of the sea beds...enough to sink ships and disable aircraft...don't remember where I read that though...a while ago....like many years ago.

I thought like Dr Karl said, it's actually not statistically unusual at all. The skeleton coast is much worse for lost ships. 

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The only mystery is why anyone still believes in it

Charles Berlitz has much to answer for ..... 

 

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14 hours ago, psyche101 said:

Dr. karl is awesome. His podcast is worth a listen.

I thought like Dr Karl said, it's actually not statistically unusual at all. The skeleton coast is much worse for lost ships. 

Going to Namibia next year, will visit the skeleton coast, it will be interesting !

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9 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Going to Namibia next year, will visit the skeleton coast, it will be interesting !

I'll bet. Sounds great. You should put some pics up here when you get back :tu:

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On 5/8/2023 at 10:17 PM, joc said:

I read a story somewhere about large amounts of Methane Gas rising up out of the sea beds...enough to sink ships and disable aircraft...don't remember where I read that though...a while ago....like many years ago.

I just saw an interesting program about this on the History Channel. They talked about a couple of things that could explain what happens in the Triangle. Methane gas was one of them. The sea also produces rogue waves. They think that's what may have happened to the USS Cyclops. No time to send out an SOS with either of these. Ships can also get caught up in the Sargasso Sea with seaweed wrapping around the rudders. When it rots it produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which is toxic and can affect the mind if they're stuck long enough. They said in earlier days when they would find ships in good shape and no people aboard, they may have been mentally disabled by this gas and literally just jumped overboard. They presented some pretty good theories and said it was probably a combination of any or all of them that could have caused the disappearances over the years. 

I was impressed because this show didn't mention UFO's or Atlantis.

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On 5/10/2023 at 6:43 AM, susieice said:

I just saw an interesting program about this on the History Channel. They talked about a couple of things that could explain what happens in the Triangle. Methane gas was one of them. The sea also produces rogue waves. They think that's what may have happened to the USS Cyclops. No time to send out an SOS with either of these. Ships can also get caught up in the Sargasso Sea with seaweed wrapping around the rudders. When it rots it produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which is toxic and can affect the mind if they're stuck long enough. They said in earlier days when they would find ships in good shape and no people aboard, they may have been mentally disabled by this gas and literally just jumped overboard. They presented some pretty good theories and said it was probably a combination of any or all of them that could have caused the disappearances over the years. 

I was impressed because this show didn't mention UFO's or Atlantis.

saw a short docu on rogue waves a while ago and it turns out they were underestimated for a very long time.  In actual height and also frequency.

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