On December 5, 1945, five Navy planes and one rescue plane known as flight 19; disappeared while flying over what is now known as the Bermuda Triangle. The bodies of the pilots were never found, nor were most of the bodies from future crashes. The planes used by flight 19 weighed over 10,000 pounds while empty and the rescue plane was built in a way that even a small spark could blow it up. Someone in the area reported to have seen a huge fireball at the same time and place where the planes would have been. The sea in the Bermuda Triangle is over 19,000 feet deep and in some areas gets up to 27,00 feet deep. A 10,000 pound plane would have sunk very quickly.
Christopher Columbus wrote in his journal about the strange way in which his compass moved while sailing through the area. The reasons why compass readings become weird are because the Bermuda Triangle and only one other place in the world (a place in Japan) is where magnetic North and true North line up. Many people cross through the Bermuda Triangle on cruise ships, and private and commercial air planes without any problems other than the magnetic poles, in fact, compared to the amount of ships and planes that pass over the Bermuda triangle, the number of disappearances are slim. Ships don’t act much differently in the area than they do anywhere else in the world.
There are many natural explanations to the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, such as the quick and violent changes in weather when you least expect them. . The local coast guard mentioned that the storms alone are enough to take down any ship or plane if you don’t know how to handle them. There is a current located in the Gulf of Mexico, called the Gulf Stream that can take a landing plane or a ship with engine troubles up to 2.5 meters per second that could take them anywhere. Another natural explanation is methane hydrates. Methane is a natural gas that can erupt from the bottom of the sea and cause mud to overpower the water. Ships can’t float on mud so they just sink. This is sometimes known as mud volcanoes. Poor navigation is also suspected to have taken a part in many accidents.
Wikipedia suggests that all the stories of the Bermuda Triangle are based on how the writer sees them and what stories will get the most publicity. The coast guard in the Bermuda Triangle area has said that he used to believe the story of the triangle but after doing some research, he has since become sceptical. After many have said that no bodies were ever found after crashes, he has discovered that the reports were always exaggerated because he always found or herd of someone else finding at least one body in a ruin. After all the research that has been done on this subject, it’s no wonder that some of the information does not match up with the truth.