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A scientist claims to have solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery, claiming that the supernatural is unlikely to be to blame.

The Bermuda Triangle is an approximately triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean, bordered roughly by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Miami.
For decades, the place has left scientists scratching their heads and sailors trembling in their boats.
A map of Bermuda triangle in Atlantic ocean
A map of Bermuda triangle in Atlantic Ocean. Pic: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Dozens of ships and flights have mysteriously disappeared in this region, including US Navy bombers, pilots of which were reportedly disoriented while flying over the area. The triangle, also referred to as Devil’s Triangle covers an area of 5,00,000 sq miles.
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has intrigued millions of people for a very long time because most of its mysteries are still unsolved.
But now, a scientist from Australia has claimed to have solved the mystery of the place, once and for all.
Karl Kruszelnicki, a fellow at Sydney University, jas theorised that supernatural causes aren’t the factors behind the mysterious disappearances of planes and boats at the Bermuda Triangle.
He reckons the incidents were likely the outcome of bad weather and human error.
Karl has debunked the popular theories that state the disappearances are linked to aliens or supernatural forces.
The Australian scientist said the Bermuda Triangle is a busy patch of the sea where disappearances aren’t very unusual.
“It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America – therefore you have a lot of traffic. “According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis,” he told in 2017.

Karl also addressed Flight 19, which was the most famous of all disappearances.

The flight was made up of five planes that took off from ort Lauderdale, Florida, on 5 December 1945 with 14 crew members on board.

But the US Navy TBM Avenger torpedo bombers, that were carrying out a routine training mission, lost contact with all five planes. Shockingly, the planes vanished and the crew or the wreckage was never found. A search plane dispatched to look for Flight 19 also disappeared that night.
The Martin Mariner set out on a rescue mission - and never returned
The Martin Mariner set out on a rescue mission – and never returned ( Image: Channel 5)

By 1977 the Bermuda Triangle had gained such mass appeal that Steven Spielberg included references to it in his avowedly fictional film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which depicted the crews of Flight 19 as having been abducted by aliens.

It is now possible to go online and find theories that dismiss such absurd notions as planes and ships disappearing into some sort of black hole or time warp within the Bermuda Triangle.

New theories are constantly being put forward, some with a kernel of scientific truth to them.

Some have attributed Bermuda Triangle disappearances to explosive releases of methane gas, trapped as methane hydrate inside an icy crystalline cage of water molecules beneath the cold seabed of the deep ocean.

Karl said that the vanishing of Flight 19 was likely due to 15m waves knocking about the Atlantic that day.
He added that the only experienced pilot in the flight was its leader, Lieutenant Charles Taylor, whose human error may have caused the tragedy.






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