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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Theories About Bermuda Triangle - Supernatural Explanations

There are a number of supernatural concepts and theories that have been used by writers to explain the disappearances of ships and airplanes in the Bermuda triangle area.

One such explanation is based on the mythical lost city of Atlantis and the advanced technologies the city had left behind.

The Atlantis story talks about some under water rock formations on the ocean floor which is known as the Bimini Road.
These rocks are located near the coast of Bimini island in the Bahamas. Famous psychic Edgar Cayce once predicted that eventually this city of Atlantis will be discovered and the Bimini Road will be found. In fact researchers did find stones and other formations in this area in 1968, but called them natural occurring.

[Atlantis in Bermuda Triangle?]

Those who believe in Edgar's theory (and there are many of them) argue that those stones are so well arranged that they actually represent roads and walls of the Atlantis. By the way, the recent finding of a possible underwater city near Cuba adds fuel to the fire for those supporting the Atlantis idea.

So how is the mysterious disappearances connected with this supernatural story of Atlantis?

The legend says that the city of Atlantis heavily depended on some special energy crystals which were extremely powerful.

Those crystals radiated huge amounts of energy and caused the navigational instruments of passing ships and airplanes to malfunction. As a result they would have been lost or sometimes get completely destroyed by the sheer power of the energy.
There are other supernatural explanations as well. Some writers attribute the events to UFOs. This idea was used by Steven Spielberg for his science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which features the lost Flight 19 bomber planes abducted by the aliens.

[UFO Over The Bermuda Triangle?]

Even Charles Berlitz, the author of the best seller The Bermuda Triangle, in his book has used the concept of unexplained and strange forces in several cases of disappearances.

Here is one incidence that I'll finally leave you with:

S.V. Spray was a derelict fishing boat refitted as an ocean cruiser by a person named Joshua Slocum. He sailed on the ship to complete the first ever single-handed circumnavigation of the world between 1895 and 1898. In 1909, Slocum set sail from Vineyard Haven bound for Venezuela. Neither he nor Spray were ever seen again.

Theories About Bermuda Triangle - Electronic Fog

One of the explanations of Bermuda Triangle disappearances is based on electronic fog - something similar to what the Canadian scientist John Hutchison could demonstrate in his own lab.

It is something like a grayish cloud of electromagnetic fields that get formed above the ocean.

Such electronic fog seems to appear from nowhere and completely engulfs a ship or an aircraft.
The fog then keeps moving along with the ship or the plane. And soon, all the electronic systems and the instruments start going haywire. Nothing works correctly any longer. And finally the ship or the aircraft disappears without a trace.

So far, all such incidents of electronic fog had been described as supernatural phenomena, or as mere sensational stories from writers wanting to sell their own books on Bermuda Triangle.

This is despite the fact that some of the real SOS calls quoting the strange fog, actually came from veteran and experienced pilots or coast guards. Due to lack of any scientific explanations, these have been treated as unreal tales.

So what does Hutchison effect mean and what does it have to do with Bermuda Triangle?

It was in 1979, John Hutchison had shown that if electromagnetic fields of different wave lengths interplay with each other, at some point there may be strange things happening like - water swirling in a cup, objects like wood or metal start rising from the floor and float around, or some objects can even shoot off at fantastic speed.

Electromagnetism is the magnetic field that gets generated if a current is passed through a wire or a coil. Hutchison used his own apartment in Vancouver for his experiments. Due to lack of space, he crammed his many instruments in his small apartment. Almost all of them were crude machines generating different wavelengths of electromagnetic fields and working on normal power supply.

He demonstrated the strange behavior of objects over 750 times and proved that due to interplay of such electromagnetic fields, apparently weird things can happen.

For example metals melt, or break by sliding sidewise, or become white hot but do not burn anything that touches it.

There were cases where glass mirror got shattered outside his house, neighbors complain that objects in their house have started rising automatically from the floor.
In fact, Hutchison himself observed such strange phenomenon for the first time when he left all his machines powered on while working on some other experiments. An object unexpectedly touched his shoulder. He turned around to see that the object had risen from the floor and was now floating in the air.

John Hutchison has himself observed strange formation of metallic type fog which he could not see through. Many of the remarkable results were photographed and documented by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Hutchison goes on to say "I have personally experienced the grayish-type mist when I was doing my high voltage research; and this mist would appear and disappear. To look at it, it looks like metallic. I couldn’t see through it. So it exists . . .it exists."

Commenting on the Bermuda Triangle incidences around electronic fog, he said "It is highly probable that nature can form these fields on her own and create the right situation for the ship or aircraft to either totally disintegrate or disappear into another dimension or domain".

While Hutchison's effect of electromagnetism has been proven, no one still knows why it actually happens and when will it exactly happen if the electromagnetic fields interplay.

Because, it is also observed that there is no fixed rule by which one can predictably create such strange effects. 99% of the time, it may not happen at all.

However, it is well understood that if Hutchison could generate such incredible effects with his hand made machines operating only out of his apartment's usual power supply, what may be the amount of energy unleashed if nature creates such effects. I guess a hint of such overwhelming power can be realized when we see lightning streaks across the sky that generates electrical power, enough to easily destroy trees and houses miles away.

Here is a real Bermuda Triangle incident where the experienced pilot Jenson reported that he was lost in a cloud only 150 feet above the ground. There was no reason for cloud to have formed at such low altitude. His voice was heard again after 11 hours, about 600 miles away from where he was lost earlier and that too long after his fuel was over. He vanished again without a trace.

Theories About Bermuda Triangle - Compass Variation

Compass variation has been one of the popular explanations for missing ships and planes in Bermuda Triangle.

So what is compass variation?

A compass actually points to the magnetic North, while the absolute geographic North (which is known as the North Pole) is located at Greenland. And these two are not the same location on the earth.

That's where the problem is. They are away by about 1500 miles.
Yes, that's correct. Many of us believe that if we keep following the 'N' of a compass, we will reach the absolute north (that is the north pole). If we do that, we will actually end up reaching Prince of Wales Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada, which is about 1500 miles away from the North Pole.

The angular gap between the absolute geographic North and the magnetic North is known as the compass variation. And the gap depends on the position of the ship or the plane. For example, from Azores the gap between the absolute North pole and where the compass actually points is 20 degrees. Whereas from coast of Florida, there is hardly any gap.

So what does Compass Variation got to do with Bermuda Triangle and the disappearances of ships and planes?

Well, the US Coast guards came out with some strange observations and a theory. Until then, the theory of compass variation was not known as a cause of Bermuda Triangle disappearance. Here is an extract from what the US coast guard communicated:

The majority of disappearances can be attributed to the area's unique environmental features. First, the "Devil's Triangle" is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The amount of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.

Well, I think the above statement is quite misleading. First, the compass always points to the magnetic North. It does so even within the Bermuda Triangle area and does not point anywhere else.

However, it is true that if a ship moves along a specific narrow strip within Bermuda Triangle, the magnetic North and the absolute geographic North come into the same line. Which means the compass on this narrow strip will point to absolute North as well since both are the same along this line. So the compass variation, which is the gap between absolute and magnetic north, will show as zero. There is nothing strange about this.

Second, as a matter of norm, every navigator factors in the compass variation while creating the navigation charts. Otherwise, even with a 1 degree difference, the ship or the plane can end up miles away from its target when it traverses a long distance. So there was no reason to underestimate the navigators, who are supposed to consider the compass variation anyway as a matter of practice. And such practice prevails all over the world. So accidents or loss can happen all over the world and not just in Bermuda Triangle, if such compass adjustments are not done.

Third, there were so many pilots and captains who have been old hands in the area and had a vast knowledge of the locations and the environment, but still had fallen pray to the Bermuda Triangle's unknown forces. Compass variation or not, they knew their places at their finger tips. So how did those cases of disappearances take place?

Well when you analyze all these, the theory of compass variation to justify ships and planes getting lost in Bermuda triangle, seems to be a weak justification. Probably the US Coast Guards had to come out with some theory under tremendous pressures from the US Government and International community, as there were so may cases of disappearances taking place.


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