Several ships and planes have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Vix_B
The agency has played down reports of mysterious disappearances in the region over the years.
Covering a wide area between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda, the triangle has been the subject of stories and myths for years. The mysterious disappearances of ships and planes within its boundaries have been blamed on everything from extraterrestrial intervention to giant whirlpools, yet despite extensive search-and-rescue operations no conclusive explanation for these losses has ever been found.
Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has weighed in on the debate by declaring that all the stories surrounding the triangle are nonsense and that there is nothing out of the ordinary happening there at all.
"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 wrote on its website.
The US Coast Guard also seems to concur with the NOAA's stance. "The Coast Guard does not recognize the existence of the so-called Bermuda Triangle as a geographic area of specific hazard to ships or planes," said a spokesman. "In a review of many aircraft and vessel losses in the area over the years, there has been nothing discovered that would indicate that casualties were the result of anything other than physical causes."
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