The Bermuda Triangle Myth Was Created by the Media
The Bermuda Triangle Myth Was Created by the Media

The Bermuda Triangle Myth Was Created by the Media

Larry Holzwarth - May 21, 2022

The Bermuda Triangle Myth Was Created by the Media

The loss of Navy Flight 19 continues to be attributed by believers to sinister elements at work within the Bermuda Triangle. Naval Aviation Museum

20. It’s impossible to disprove the supernatural nature of the Bermuda Triangle

One cannot prove definitively that there is no death ray powered by an ancient power source emanating from lost Atlantis, far below the Atlantic’s surface. One cannot prove definitively that no extraterrestrials use the Bermuda Triangle as a portal through which to transport humans to other realms. Nor can one disprove the theory the triangle is a window through which humans are whisked, through supernatural means, to another dimension of time and space. But one can prove that many of the incidents so described by believers in the Bermuda Triangle don’t meet the criteria they promote. The evidence of more realistic events aligning to lead to disaster and disappearance outweigh the speculation of supernatural action. Human error, lapses of judgment, and failure of technology appear as the main cause of accidents within the Bermuda Triangle, which does not have an inordinately greater number of such incidents so often claimed.

The Bermuda Triangle Myth Was Created by the Media
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle lives on through the media sensationalism. Tech Explorist.

But one can trace, through the sequence of articles, books, films, essays, lectures, and discussions, how the urban myth of the Bermuda Triangle was shaped over the 1950s through the present day. One can also compare the assertions of those supporting the supernatural Bermuda Triangle to the official records and investigation reports and easily spot the discrepancies. The believers in the triangle shaped events, locations, and timing to support their hypotheses. The investigators attempted to determine, through scientific method, what led to the disaster in question. The result was the myth of the Bermuda Triangle, complete with government efforts to keep its true nature covered up from the public. “The Coast Guard is not impressed with supernatural explanations of disasters at sea”, reads an official document from that organization. And every day they venture into the triangle, trying to prevent those very disasters at sea.

Where do we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

“Sea’s Puzzles Still Baffle Men In Pushbutton Age”. E. V. W. Jones, Associated Press. September 17, 1950

“Bermuda Triangle breakthrough: ‘Key clue’ to solve famous 75-year-old mystery revealed”. Callum Hoare, Express. July 10, 2020

“Loss of PBM Mariner in Bermuda Triangle”. Article, Bermuda Attractions. Online

“Lost Patrol”. Michael McDonnell, Naval Aviation News. June, 1973

“15 Things You May Not Know About Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. Sean Hutchinson, Mental Floss. December 14, 2017

“Bermuda Triangle: How ‘unexplainable’ 500-year-old Christopher Columbus mystery was solved”. Callum Hoare, Express. October 17, 2019

“Exorcising the Devil’s Triangle”. Howard L. Rosenberg, Naval History and Heritage Command. Online

“What is the Bermuda Triangle?” Article, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Online

“Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment”. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. 2004. Online

“Solving a mystery of military blunder”. Article, The Royal Gazette, Bermuda. February 9, 2011

“The Bermuda Triangle”. Charles Berlitz. 1975

“The Devil’s Triangle”. Richard Winer. 1974

“The Legend of the Ghost Ship: Carroll A. Deering”. Article, National Parks Foundation. Online

“The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Delusion: Looking Back after Forty Years”. Larry Kusche, Skeptical Inquirer”. November/December, 2015

“Why is there no map of the Bermuda Triangle? The US Coast Guard has the answer”. Paul Ratner, Big Think. February 9, 2018. Online

“Prevailing theories on the Bermuda Triangle”. Kalkomey, April 17, 2011. Online

“What happened to USS Scorpion?” C. J. Clancy, Irish Times. November 5, 2021

“Soviet nuclear submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank north of Bermuda in 1986”. Article, National Security Archives. October 7, 2016. Online

“Vanished without a trace: Inside the myths and mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle”. Natalie Colarossi, Business Insider. February 25, 2020. Online

“The Bermuda Triangle Mystery – Solved”. Larry Kusche. 1986

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