The Bermuda Triangle is infamous for its enigmatic existence, but now a scientist believes they have the answer for all the mysterious disappearances over the feared region.
More than 1,000 people have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle , leaving experts unable to come with an explanation. The 500,000 kilometers square area of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda has long been related to the disappearance of ships and aircraft.
The biggest registered loss was in 1945 when five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo bombers flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Bimini Island and above the Bermuda Triangle, never responded again after a radio call from the 14 men on board saying that their compasses stopped functioning. Three rescue planes also vanished.
The flight’s leader, Lieutenant Charles Taylor, was heard over radio control saying: “We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don’t know where we are, the water is green, not white.”
The U.S. Navy registered the cause of disappearance as ‘unknown,’ but as per Shane Satterley, a Ph.D. candidate at Griffith University, Australia, simply analyzing the records could provide an explanation for the phenomenon.
Improper Training Allegedly Led to Tragedy
Satterley wrote for The Conversation: “Take the disappearance of Charles Taylor and the five planes which the U.S. Navy investigated. The investigation found that as it got dark outside and the weather changed, Taylor had navigated the planes to the wrong location. Taylor also had a history of getting lost while flying. He had twice needed to be rescued in the Pacific Ocean.”
According to the scientist, the navy had a good idea of what had happened before the planes vanished. However, the incident was eventually described as ’cause unknown’ because, as per Satterley, ‘Taylor’s mother, not wanting to blame her son for the disappearance, maintained if the navy couldn’t find the aircraft they couldn’t say for sure what had happened. Not wanting to blame Taylor for the tragedy, the navy agreed.’
Most of the pilots on board of the aircraft were allegedly trainees, which means they weren’t properly taught how to use the instruments aboard when flying at night or in bad weather, Satterley said.
“What’s more,” the scientist says, “the aircraft they had been flying were known to sink in as little as 45 seconds if they landed in the water. And once aircraft sink in the vast ocean (although this is extremely rare these days), they are often never found again.”
Satterley also added that it had been shown that the number of ships and aircrafts reported missing in the Bermuda Triangle is allegedly not larger than in any other part of the ocean.