What Are Some Interesting Facts About the Bermuda Triangle?

Some interesting facts about the Bermuda Triangle include that it is a triangular section of the Atlantic Ocean with the points of the triangle landing in Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami, Fla. The area is rich with stories of unexplained disappearances of boats, planes and people. The Bermuda Triangle covers an area of approximately 500,000 square miles.

Stories of strange happenings in the region can be traced back to the journals of Christopher Columbus, who reported a fire in the sky and that his compass was behaving strangely. In the 20th century, famous disappearances include the U.S.S. Cyclops, of which no wreckage was ever found and no evidence of an S.O.S. was ever recorded. The sister ships of the U.S.S. Cyclops were also lost along a similar route within the region. In 1945, five Navy bomber pilots went missing after their compasses behaved wildly and they lost their bearings.

However, the area is not recognized as hazardous by the U.S. Coast Guard. The area sees a large amount of daily ship and air traffic without incident. Scientists attribute the majority of the incidents to bad storms, which are common in the area. Other times ships that went missing did so outside of the region, facts that often don't make it into case studies.