Over the past 100 years, the Bermuda Triangle has claimed to take away over 1000 lives. In fact it is only 10 a year. This is not that incredible of a figure, though these lives lost are tragedies. Many legends were sparked because of how they died there, especially after V. Gaddis article in "Argossy: Magazine of Masterpiece Fiction" where the term Bermuda Triangle was first used.
In the period of Christopher Columbus the first legends of the Bermuda Triangle started. He had his first problem as he ran into the Sargasso Sea. Columbus reported his compass acting strangely. Later he saw a large meteor fall from the sky. Later he and a few crew members sighted a few dancing lights on the horizon, as they wandered about in the Caribbean for over a week yet before sighting land.
Since that time as many as 100 ships and planes have been reported missing, taking over 1000 lives. Some of them were: The Mary Celeste in 1872; The disappearance of 5 Navy avengers - Flight 19 in1945; Four-engined Tudor IV lost with 31 lives in 1948; Second Tudor IV in 1949; Giant US Air Force Globemaster in 1950; American freighter, SS Sandra (350 ft) in 1950; German freighter Anita (20,000 tons), lost with crew of 32 in 1972; Passengers disappear from German yacht in 1997.
Some people consider that the Triangle houses the famous lost city of Atlantis. There is no evidence to prove this theory, but many claim to have seem or "felt the powers" of the lost city. Others with the lack of information and mystery involved turn to the only other possible solution: aliens. But there is little evidence to show any sign of UFOs in the area. Though several people have claimed to have made UFO sightings, even popular UFO experts and enthusiasts do not support the photographs involved.
Maybe the ocean will remain a secret to man, a mystery, to keep us away from the power nature truly has over man.
And here are some theories about the Bermuda Triangle, as many good points have been suggested by scholars, historians, and scientists alike.
The fist one is the tropical weather. Here many short and intense storms build up and dissipate quickly, undetected by satellite surveillance. There are also such dangerous elements as waterspouts that could easily destroy any passing plane or ship.
Another version is amateur sailors. Region is a boon for the inexperienced or unknoweledged boater. There are over 8000 distress calls a year (more than 20 a day!) to the Coast guard gets. Though, the majority is sailors who have run out of gas or encountered some other foolish problem.
One more theory is underwater earthquakes. Nevertheless none have been officially recorded, experts have found a great deal of seismic activity in this area. Underwater earthquakes in shallow areas have the power to cause such disturbances such as the tsunamis of the Far East.
The next theory is the Gulf Stream. It is extremely strong. In some areas it may move faster than 5 mph. That will be enough to throw many boaters hundreds of miles off coarse because they did not know how to compensate for the current. And combined with the unusual effects of magnetism on the area, it is the cause of many confused sailors.
There is also gas bubble theory. The water here became less dense within small patches. The experts say that this would cause ships to sink quickly and without a trace.
Pirates are also a version. It was a common way to get into the drug smuggling business in the '70s and '80s was to pirate a boat for your business. This theory becomes more credible if to take into account the coincidence of the World Wars and the greatest count of mysterious acts in the Triangle.