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The Bermuda Triangle - Debunked?
ezinearticles.com ^ | By Jane P. Long

Posted on 03/14/2014 11:35:28 AM PDT by virgil283

"The Bermuda Triangle, known to some as the Devil's Triangle, has been the area of numerous mysterious disappearances over the years. What truly baffles the world is that both planes and ships have gone missing. What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?......"

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bermudatriangle; methanegas
The latest scientific theory, which many scientists believe solve the age-old mystery, is gas. Methane gas, to be exact. They claim that gas builds up under the ocean floor due to organic materials and other substances. They claim that when it gets disturbed it rises to the top of the water. Since methane is much lighter than water and air, it rises quickly through the water and continues to rise once it hits the air.

Experiments have shown that this gas can cause a ship to sink in a matter of seconds. A ship stays afloat because it weighs less than the water, but what would happen if suddenly, the boat were heavier than the water? There would be no warning; no visual signs, just the simple fact that the boat hit a spot where instantly, it was much heavier than the water around it. Tests show, it would sink like a stone.

This same effect would be carried on up in the atmosphere. A plane would suddenly lose its ability to stay aloft. It too would drop like a rock, crashing into the ocean below. How big a methane bubble would there have to be to cause this kind of instant reaction?

Would a pilot facing this type of situation have the chance to radio for help? Could enough gas have gone into the atmosphere and taken out an entire squadron of planes let alone one? The famous flight 19 that went missing on a training mission consisted of five planes. How much gas would have to be released to down five planes simultaneously?

The methane gas theory is not accepted by everyone. Some researchers claim that the ocean has not released enough methane gas to sink a ship let alone five planes. They claim that such an event has not happened in thousands and thousands of years......" Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5069325

Other suggest methane sucked into an internal combustion engine would cause the boat or plane to explode. Others say this cloud of methane is ionized which could cause gages and electronic to malfunction...

1 posted on 03/14/2014 11:35:28 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

I saw a documentary on this a number of years ago, Discovery channel I think. It explains a lot. They tested putting methane into an aircraft engine and it stalled cold. And even if it didn’t, it would make the air much lighter, giving the pilot the impression that they were climbing, then they would dive to compensate and thus, crash. And it makes sense with the water too. It was fascinating. There’s probably some kind of natural/metaphysical combo in that particular area.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: virgil283

Q: “What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?”

A: BushChenyHaliburton

Next!


3 posted on 03/14/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: jurroppi1

(Did I need to add a sarc tag?)


4 posted on 03/14/2014 11:41:45 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: virgil283
A ship stays afloat because it weighs less than the water,

WTF ??

5 posted on 03/14/2014 11:43:15 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: virgil283

Methane can explain some, even many, of the disappearances.

But Flight 19’s cause is probably something else: the flight didn’t just disappear, there were repeated radio messages indicating they were lost and couldn’t figure out where they were. They ran out of gas and ditched somewhere well outside the search area, possibly even across FL in the Gulf of Mexico.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 11:48:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Zeneta

Yes. A ship stays afloat because it weighs less than the water displaced by its hull.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Zeneta

Pockets of air built into ships keep them from sinking because they make the ship weigh less than water.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: virgil283

9 posted on 03/14/2014 11:51:37 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Oberon

Yes, I know, the key word is displaced.

It’s the air in the ship that weighs less.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 11:52:29 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: virgil283

Anyone checking out the Large Hadron Collider?

That stuff gives me chills;)


11 posted on 03/14/2014 11:52:30 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Dallas59

Funny thing is an actual alien could walk around the streets and we are so conditioned to freaks no one would bat an eye...


12 posted on 03/14/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: virgil283; nickcarraway; JoeProBono
The latest scientific theory, which many scientists believe solve the age-old mystery, is gas. Methane gas, to be exact. They claim that gas builds up under the ocean floor due to organic materials and other substances. They claim that when it gets disturbed it rises to the top of the water. Since methane is much lighter than water and air, it rises quickly through the water and continues to rise once it hits the air.

Am stealing and am repurposing this picture from another thread:

13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:53:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Zeneta
It’s the air in the ship that weighs less.

Thank you for clearing that up for us.

14 posted on 03/14/2014 11:53:53 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Dallas59

Thats so funny.....Man, I’d run too.....


15 posted on 03/14/2014 11:54:10 AM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Oberon

Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I thought the writers statement was poorly written.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: tanknetter

But Flight 19’s cause is probably something else: the flight didn’t just disappear, there were repeated radio messages indicating they were lost and couldn’t figure out where they were.


That one was actually debunked by a PBS special roughly 20 years ago. Interesting cause: There are two land masses that look almost identical and if you think you are flying over one when you are really flying over the other you will head out to sea when you think you are headed back to the mainland. And interestingly one of the pilots in the flight was trying to argue that they were, in fact, going the wrong way, but the commander didn’t listen to him.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Oberon

Yeah. The metal parts are heavier than the water, but the air parts more than compensate. :-P


18 posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: virgil283

19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:50 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: cotton1706
This is the same thing our Captain told us on the Celebrity Summit.
20 posted on 03/14/2014 12:09:54 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Dallas59

LoL!! I actually did that with a costume that looks exactly the same within my first year here in Japan... was on a Saturday on Chou Street in Ginza, Tokyo (the street is closed off on weekends so 1000s of people wandering around.
I think MANY Japanese had to change their pants when they got home :D

(I am not that bad anymore ;^))


21 posted on 03/14/2014 12:10:37 PM PDT by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: virgil283

Rogue waves and weather, microbursts and sudden squalls
are probably to account for missing ships/planes in the area


22 posted on 03/14/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: virgil283

It’s always been bunk. You put the same sized triangle in any coastal waters that have people near them and traffic through them and you’ll a similar rate off disappearances. It isn’t an “age-old” mystery, it’s a 60 year old media hype.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 12:19:34 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: virgil283; rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 12:44:48 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: virgil283

I’ve flown on countless occasions between Miami and San Juan. Day and night in all kinds of weather. Mostly in a Beechcraft Super King Air (usually at 19K - 20K feet) or a Shorts Sherpa (usually at 10K). In 15 years of doing that I’ve encountered NOTHING strange along the south side of the Triangle. Ever.

My theory is that with the sheer volume of air and sea traffic between Florida and the islands, the probabilities of accidents or lost aircraft and ships increase wildly. There might be a bunch of islands along the way, but it is very easy to get lost due to the vastness of the ocean. There’s also a lot of smuggling in the area, which many times morphs into piracy. That’s the history of that corridor.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: Dallas59

Reminds me of when I went to Key West... only that the alien was a rooster chasing after me.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 1:13:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: virgil283
What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?......"

Gravity.

27 posted on 03/14/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: virgil283

Bookmark.


28 posted on 03/14/2014 1:22:54 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: virgil283

I’ve long considered that any Bermuda Triangle effect (on the water) might be due to a fairly common reason. Large (or Rogue) waves.

Large waves were believed to exist anecdotally based on the accounts of sailors. Then someone crunched the numbers and figured out that it was possible that large waves were generated every now and them. Finally, they used a satellites and surface sensors to look for them: large waves all over the place.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/robot-glider-rogue-wave-satellite/

So the question becomes, “Is the Bermuda Triangle area conducive to generating such waves?”


29 posted on 03/14/2014 1:24:35 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: discostu

I just want to know how the insurance rates compare.

If the area is as deadly as the media portrayed it for decades since it became a lefty fun fact in the 60s, then the rates must reflect all those disappearing ships and people, and aircraft.


30 posted on 03/14/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

I wouldn’t be surprised if the insurance rates are a bit higher, not because they need to be but because they can get away with it. Although my understanding is most of the locals only believe in it when it comes time to sell t-shirts, so maybe they can’t get away with it.


31 posted on 03/14/2014 1:34:45 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: ansel12

Lloyds does NOT charge extra:
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq8-1.htm

That should pretty much end it right there.


32 posted on 03/14/2014 1:41:27 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: cll

I gotta ping you the next time I’m going to P.R. I think it would be nice to meet over some mofongo con camarones and a cold Medalla.


33 posted on 03/14/2014 3:05:27 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: onedoug

“Gravity.”

Good answer...


34 posted on 03/14/2014 3:30:06 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: virgil283
What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?......"

Elvis needs boats...

35 posted on 03/14/2014 7:44:33 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Sergio

Dale. There’s a great joint called La Cueva del Mar. There are actually three. One in Guyanabo, one in Calle Loiza and another in Old San Juan. Great seafood, great drinks, great prices.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 10:23:31 AM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: virgil283

37 posted on 03/16/2014 7:43:38 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: virgil283
What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?


38 posted on 03/16/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: cll

Dude...my first thought was, “Who is Dale, and why is he being invited?” Took me a moment to realize it was Dah-leh.

As to restaurants, I will defer to the locals, I may go every year, but I don’t stay long enough to really know the good local spots.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 1:23:24 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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