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The Bermuda Triangle

Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle

By Mafe AngeliPublished about a month ago 5 min read
The Bermuda Triangle
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The Bermuda Triangle it's one of the few Mysteries we still can't solve let's rewind back about 600 years ago. When an Italian man went to sail across the ocean to reach Asia a continent rich with spices silk, minerals you know that kind of stuff. Getting there by land would take ridiculously long so he figured hey why not to build some sturdy ships to gather a couple of sailors and set off it to Asia. What could go wrong? That man was Christopher Columbus by the way.

In 1492 with a little help from Spain's royal family he embarked on his journey everything was going well apart from totally going the wrong way but as he got to the end of his voyage he noticed something very strange. He didn't know it at the time but he was sailing through the infamous Bermuda Triangle, the BT, the point of no return, the scary place between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Florida. There are loads of stories of ships, boats and planes disappearing into this mysterious realm. Some were found years later and some disappeared off the face of the Earth. Lying undiscovered at the bottom of the ocean, maybe. One thing is for sure we have no clue what's going on over there.

People have been trying to figure it out for years but nothing, zip nada. So what was it that Christopher Columbus saw that fateful evening? What freaked him out so bad according to his logs? Columbus saw a huge flash in the sky. That's not the only sea mystery out there, not by a long shot. Heard of the Kraken? A giant squid that can swallow a whole ship. No? You're lucky! Imagine cruising on a ship, wind in your hair, hands on your hips like you know those old pirate movies, then a huge squid creeps up on you from deep down in the cold dark water. It wraps its tentacles around the ship and drags the whole thing to the bottom of the ocean. Good thing you packed a life raft. How about a colossal sea serpent? Chasing your boat at full speed looking for a midday snack that thing is called a Leviathan and you better hope it's not real or Sirens mean but beautiful creatures of the sea. They like to hang out on rocks and sing karaoke. Their magical voices attract sailors who sail their ships right into the sharp rocks.

Now mermaids on the other hand are totally awesome. They like karaoke too but they're not into the whole chip smashing thing, good old mermaids. And let's not forget pig-legged Pirates Luton Raiden. What else do those guys do all day? So back to Columbus. Maybe he saw a thunderstorm. Why didn't he think of that? Well, it was 600 years ago and we weren’t there. How on Earth would we know? What is weird thing is he never mentioned any huge waves or heavy rain, no strong winds either, just a single flash in the sky. Maybe some Dolphins were setting off fireworks or something .

After the flash, Columbus wrote that his compass needle started dancing all over the place. This keeps getting weirder and weirder. His report ends with a friendly turtle with sunglasses jumping out of the water. So what happened? Scientists now think they've got the answer. An asteroid crashed into the ocean case closed. But wait, what about that stuff with the compass? What does that have to do with an asteroid asteroids come in all different shapes and sizes? But they're like chocolate eggs the best parts on the inside. They're packed full of minerals and metals worth trillions of dollars. Scientists are even trying to figure out how to land on a big one and mine it. It'd have to be a really big one. I'm talking about an asteroid the size of Rhode Island. Why? Because chances are it'd have a magnetic field around it making it way easier to land on. Scientists think that the magnetic fields around some asteroids can last for millions of years, mystery solved. Maybe, Captain Christopher Columbus's Compass went cuckoo crazy because of an asteroid crashing right in front of him that actually might explain some other strange Bermuda Tales.

The voyage started just like any other. The cargo ship SS Cotopaxi is making another journey to Havana Cuba to deliver coal. It's November 29 1925. For Captain Meyer and his crew leaving Charleston port South Carolina, it will be the last trip the ship ever makes is rude ran through the Bermuda Triangle two days into the trip the Cotopaxi sent out a distress signal, it got caught up in a strong tropical storm and turned over on its side the wind was very strong and there was powerful lightning as well rain gradually filled the ship's hole, then there was a bright white Flash and the ship disappeared without a trace.

Later its wreckage was found in the Gobi desert which is in a completely different part of the world all 32 crew members including the captain were missing. Of course the part about the Gobi desert is fictional. For one of his movies Steven Spielberg came up with the idea that the ship was moved there by aliens. Still, in real life the ship was never found and its crew really did disappear. It was officially declared missing. A month afterward and nobody could find the wreck. It seems like a classic case of mysterious things going on in the Bermuda Triangle but most mysteries are solved sooner or later.

In 2020, Dakota paxi was found. A man named Michael Barnett had moved to Florida to study shipwrecks off the coast. One wreck in particular really caught his attention it was much larger than the others. The locals called it the “bear wreck”. It was about 40 miles from Saint Augustine in Northern Florida but no one had ever managed to identify the rusty Hull. So Michael started to do some detective work, he measured the size of the shipwreck and started working through all the information he could find. He researched hundreds of old newspapers, Leaf through Insurance records and looked at artifacts found on the wreck.

After hundreds of hours of hard work, Michael was sure it was the Cotopaxi but a few years before there had been a rumor that the same ship had been found


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