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Into the Unknown


There are some mysteries that have been around since the beginning of civilization. The Bermuda Triangle is not just an imaginary triangular piece of land, it is one of the most unexplained mysteries that man has ever known. It is even said that Christopher Columbus experienced the effects of the Bermuda Triangle when he sailed toward the Caribbean. So get ready for a legend that has been unexplained for centuries.

The Triangle’s Location
The Bermuda Triangle is, of course, a triangular shape. The three points are Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. The Bermuda Triangle contains cities like Nassau in the Bahamas and Key West in Florida. The Triangle is said by some to contain the lost city of Atlantis.

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Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle
When Christopher Columbus was sailing to the Americas he entered the triangle. His compass went crazy. He sailed out safely unlike some ships. Some say that since he had three ships instead of one big one that had something to do with him being all right.

The ship Ellen Austin found a ship nearby when sailing in 1881. They went on board the ship, but found no signs of life. The captain of the Ellen Austin put a man named Morgan on the ship to be the captain, and the two ships set of to Newfoundland side by side. There was a misty fog in the air, and suddenly the crew on the Ellen Austin said they had lost sight of the ship. The captain said they would find them in Newfoundland and headed off. When they got to Newfoundland there was no sign of the ship. The Ellen Austin set sail to look for the ship, but when the crew found it there was no one on board.
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The U.S.S Cyclops, a World War I ship, was going through the Triangle on March 4, 1918. The ship and its 306 crew members were lost without a trace. It was recorded to be the biggest loss of men ever in the U.S.S. Naval Records, excluding combat.



The five planes of Flight 19 were heading back to the Navy base in Florida after completing their bombing run training. The controller at the air base tower told the lieutenant that the planes of Flight 19 had been flying off course. The leader of Flight 19, Charles Tailor, reported several instruments had malfunctioned, the radio was crackling, the compasses were swirling around like crazy, and the ocean and sky looked eerie. Tailor said they were going to… then the radio signature died and Tailor and his crew were never found. The search plane sent to find the planes was also lost.
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The Discovery Channel was doing a special on the Bermuda Triangle and to solve the mystery of Flight 19. There reported five submerged planes twenty miles from Fort Lauderdale. When they went to see the underwater planes, they found that all five were Navy airplanes from different time periods. All were found within a 1.5 mile radius. This replaced Flight 19 as the biggest Bermuda Triangle mystery. Who or better yet, what could have done this?

In 1965, a C-119 Flying Boxcar was flying over the Bermuda Triangle in June. It was never seen again. Some say it was captured by U.F.Os.
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The Marine Sulpher Queen, a huge tanker, was heading into the Bermuda Triangle with a large supply of liquid sulfur. It sent a radio message before leaving into the Bermuda Triangle where it would disappear with all thirty-nine people on board. Some people think the ship exploded but there was no sign of an explosion and all that was found was some debris and a partial name “sign”.

In 1966, a 160-foot tug called the Good News was going through the Bermuda Triangle from Puerto News_about_the_Bermuda_Triangle_2_from_wikipedia.JPGRico to Florida. Everything was going fine when a big cloud of fog came and swallowed the ship. Just as they went into the fog all of there instruments went crazy. The compass started to spin in counter-clockwise circles. All of the electrical instruments shut off and the fog and the sea turned a rotten yellowish color. They didn’t know what to do so they put the engines in full speed. The ship wouldn’t move an inch. It was like the fog had them hostage and wouldn’t let go. For the next five minutes the ship was in a tug-a-war battle with the fog. But one mighty lurch forward and they sailed out of the fog. The crew was quiet the rest of the trip; maybe because they had heard about the Triangle and its fog, and they knew they were lucky that they were alive.

A man in Miami named Dan was going out on his boat for a sail. He was completely relaxed when a giant object came hurdling toward his boat. It was rising to the top of the ocean and was about to hit Dan’s boat when, as if it saw his boat, swerved and went back underwater right under his boat. Some people tried to tell Dan it was just a submarine. But Dan says it was not a submarine, or at least a submarine made by a human.

A UFO was seen flying towards an island in the Bermuda Triangle. It was photographed by the Brazilian Navy. Are aliens really the cause for the mysteries of the triangle? Many say it was coming from Area 51.

A man, his wife, and five friends were going from London to Florida on a clear blue day. All of a sudden the sky turned a rotten milk yellowish color but there was a small hole at the bottom that they could see the ocean through. They tried to get out of the fog but it went with them wherever they went. It was like they were in a hurricane. They were in the fog for about five hours until they got through it. When they turned around all of the fog was gone. It was a perfectly clear sky. They didn’t question it. They just thanked the Lord they were alive.


Another Triangle?
Even though the Bermuda Triangle is the most famous mysterious place, there is another place where the planes and ships traveling through it have a chance of never coming back. It is the Devil’s Sea, located south of Japan and east of the Bonin Islands. It is another place where planes and boats have disappeared with no explanation. The Devil’s Sea mysteries all started when the Japanese ship Daigo Kaiyo Maru vanished in the region. The ship and its crew of thirty-one men were sailing to explore the volcanic explosions that happened two weeks before. Most people say that the volcano had another explosion and sent the ship to an underwater grave. Many other disappearances have been reported.

Is it Heck or a Hoax?
Some people think that the Triangle is a hoax. They say that the disappearances are caused by sudden storms, hurricanes, and waves. In most stories of the disappearances there were never any survivors or wreckage found. Some say the wrecks are just at the bottom of the sea; but others say that if you looked for a ship at the bottom of the Bermuda Triangle that you wouldn’t come back. Some people say that the mysteries are blamed on another mystery that has been around longer than the Bermuda triangle; they blame the lost city of Atlantis. But with modern day technology scientists think they’ve found Atlantis more towards Greece. Some say it is caused by U.F.O.s. Others say it is caused by black holes. But whatever the cause of the disappearances, the triangle has something for us to find out.

What I think…
I think the Bermuda Triangle mystery is true. How else can you explain the mysteries that I have told you? If you believe that the mysteries aren’t real then Google the Bermuda Triangle and see what you come up with. I myself have been in the Triangle twice. In my opinion the Triangle has something that is not natural about it.


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The Future of the Triangle

These mysteries are just some of the many legends that have happened in the Bermuda Triangle and there is no doubt that there will be even more mysteries in the future. Maybe someday man will finally solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. So now I’ve told you a couple of the many legends of the Bermuda Triangle, now go tell someone else about what you have learned today. Who knows? Maybe tomorrow another mystery will happen.





Citations
Books:
Aaseng, Nathan. The Mystery Library: the Bermuda Triangle. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.

Donkin, Andrew. Bermuda Triangle. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc., 2000.

Gorman, Jacqueline Laks. The Bermuda Triangle. Milwaukee: X Science, 1995.

Pictures:
"USS Cyclops." Wikipedia. 31 Jan. 2007. 1 Feb. 2007 <[[http://en.wikipedia.org>./|http://en.wikipedia.org>.]]


Bermuda Triangle New York Times. Newspaper. www.wikipedia.org/. 1 Feb. 2007 <httpwww.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle_New_York_Times>.


Cyclops Missing. Newspaper, Cape Canaveral. www.wikipedia.org/. 1 Feb. 2007 <http
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops_Missing_Newspaper>.


Flight 19. www.wikipedia.org/. 1 Feb. 2007 <http//www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_19_>.

TV Shows:
Quasar, Gain J. Into the Bermuda Triangle. New York, NY: McGraw Hill,
"Tour the Triangle." Dive to Bermuda Triangle. Discovery Channel. Fort Lauderdale. 4 Jan. 2007.

Bermuda Triangle Map. NASA Space Satellite. www.wikipedia.com. 22 Feb. 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bermuda_Triangle>.

And look at the Bermuda Triangle by Carolina