Fritzee's Fact File - 16


Ever heard of a triangle that puzzled the world? A region of the Atlantic ocean triang-ulated from the three points of Bermuda, Miami, and Puerto Rico — the Bermuda Triangle — baffles logic. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, this oceanic region is known for its strange happen-ings. Since the early 18th century to date, more than  1,000 ships and boats have gone missing there. Not just boats, but even airplanes and torpedo bombers. To deepen the mystery, no traces of crews have ever been found either!

“It’s the most tangible of the world’s mysteries,” says Gian Quasar, author of Into the Bermuda Triangle.

Scientists presume that there could be some sort of a move-ment in the earth’s core that makes the area prone to electromagnetic vortices that disrupt compasses. A pilot on a flight from Bermuda to Jacksonville, Florida, said that an “electronic fog” had appear-ed out of nowhere and stuck to the sides of his plane. He claimed that the fog stayed there for four hours, while his digital instru-ments read 8888888. Strange, and no one has any answers yet!