The Mystery of The Bermuda Triangle

Through the ages, there has been a part of the Atlantic Ocean that has been avoided by various ships and airplanes alike due to the belief of people that it can swallow these modes of transportation, including its passengers, alive. The mystery leaves search and rescue parties without any trace by which to trace or explain what happened to them. I too have long been fascinated by this region which is known more popularly by the name The Bermuda Triangle. Not only because of the myth of the place, but also because of the scientific mystery that it holds deep within the clutches of its oceanic depths.

According to websites like First, the area of the Bermuda Triangle was claiming about five planes every day and was nicknamed the Bermuda Triangle by Vincent H. Gaddis. Today, about that many planes disappear in the region each year and there are some theories explaining what could be happening. One of the theories that try to explain the mystery is the theory of the Magnetic North. This is a theory created about 30 years ago by the Coast Guard which, according to explains the situation as a navigator’s error. This means that if a compass reading is off by as much as 20 degrees, a navigator will be way off course and will most likely encounter problems when trying to get back onto his route.

However, this explanation was countered by the Vortex Kinesis theory. The theory espouses an explanation that finds its basis in man’s belief in what seems to be a common factor among all the Bermuda Triangle stories told, that of the existence of a vortex either in the water or in the sky. Just like any other vortex, the pressure and speed by which the whirlpool moves tend to trap the sea vessels within its eye. While the pull of the earth’s gravity within the vortex is believed to be so strong that it can actually suck planes out of the sky. says that the theory of Vortex Kinesis may hold water in this case, provided you believe that the Bermuda Triangle is the center of the earth. You have to believe the latter in order to fully embrace the scientific explanation that, according to the same website, states that: “Whether it is the great galaxies, planets, suns, or the smallest atoms, all things rotate upon an axis and revolve around a core. The natural action of energy is vortex kinesis.”

This is the theory upon which the Hutchinson Effect is also based. The theory concludes that all the inexplicable disasters happening over that area of the Atlantic were based upon the earth’s magnetic core being exposed in that part of the world, thereby allowing it to wreak havoc on the magnetic and electrical systems of the passing flying and sailing machines. Try taking a small magnet and placing it over a small manual compass. Do you notice how the needle goes in all directions all at once? Isn’t it impossible to read? That effect is what is believed by some Bermuda Triangle buffs to happen to the vehicles which are exposed to the earth’s magnetic core.

My theory is that during the early period of transportation, before everything had been perfected to ensure safe travel both on the seas and in the air, it was merely a coincidence that the problems cropped up during the most critical part of the voyages, such as when fuel is beginning to run low and therefore a 2nd pass is no longer possible, or when the communicator signals are at its weakest.. Due to the lack and primitiveness of communication equipment in the past, the crashes took on an eerily mysterious tone. This was the tone that fed into our psyche leading people to fear and expect bad things to happen should they pass within the region.


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Quasar, G.J. (1999-2009). Theories. The Bermuda Web.

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