Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Bermuda Triangle: Part 1

Somewhere between Bermuda,
Miami, and Puerto Rico
lies an area that has defied the
laws of nature and physics-while
stringing in extraterrestrial life.
This my dear sailors,
is the Bermuda Triangle.
But does it really encompass all
those things?
or is it just a heavily traveled area
that is notorious for bad weather
and accidents?
As with any kind of Sea lore
you have the believers and the non-believers.
The hard part about being a believer
is due in part to the book that was written
by Lawrence David Kusche, titled
"The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved"
In this book he investigates the so-called
"facts" and finds out that some are fiction.
The Wikipedia entry notes that he came to these
conclustions in the book:

* The number of ships and aircraft
reported missing in the area was not
significantly greater, proportionally speaking,
than in any other part of the ocean.

* In an area frequented by tropical storms,
the number of disappearances that did occur were,
for the most part, neither disproportionate, unlikely,
nor mysterious; furthermore, Berlitz and other writers
would often fail to mention such storms.

* The numbers themselves had been exaggerated
by sloppy research. A boat listed as missing
would be reported, but its eventual (if belated)
return to port may not be reported.

* Some disappearances had in fact, never happened.
One plane crash was said to have taken place in 1937
off Daytona Beach, Florida, in front of hundreds of witnesses;
a check of the local papers revealed nothing.

So maybe things aren't as mysterious
as legends lead us to believe.
Despite the reality we still have
fictional articles and made for tv
Luke Perry movies to tell us
the tall tales of the Triangle.

check back soon for part due

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