Skip to comments.The Bermuda Triangle - Debunked?
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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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...
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.
Q: “What is powerful and dangerous enough to sink ships and take planes out of the sky?”
(Did I need to add a sarc tag?)
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.
Yes. A ship stays afloat because it weighs less than the water displaced by its hull.
Pockets of air built into ships keep them from sinking because they make the ship weigh less than water.
Yes, I know, the key word is displaced.
It’s the air in the ship that weighs less.
Anyone checking out the Large Hadron Collider?
That stuff gives me chills;)
Funny thing is an actual alien could walk around the streets and we are so conditioned to freaks no one would bat an eye...
Am stealing and am repurposing this picture from another thread:
Thank you for clearing that up for us.
Thats so funny.....Man, I’d run too.....
Maybe I’m nitpicking, but I thought the writers statement was poorly written.
But Flight 19s cause is probably something else: the flight didnt just disappear, there were repeated radio messages indicating they were lost and couldnt 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.
Yeah. The metal parts are heavier than the water, but the air parts more than compensate. :-P
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 ;^))
Rogue waves and weather, microbursts and sudden squalls
are probably to account for missing ships/planes in the area
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.
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.
Reminds me of when I went to Key West... only that the alien was a rooster chasing after me.
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.
So the question becomes, “Is the Bermuda Triangle area conducive to generating such waves?”
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.
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.
Lloyds does NOT charge extra:
That should pretty much end it right there.
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.
Elvis needs boats...
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.
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.