The Chronological List Of The Most Infamous Bermuda Triangle Incidents

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region in the Northern Atlantic Ocean that has been the site of thousands of strange occurrences, including mysterious deaths and disappearances, making it one of the world's most infamous and enigmatic locations. Bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, it remains a source of fascination and fear.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the most mysterious events that have occurred within the Bermuda Triangle, presenting them in chronological order.

The Chronological List Of The Bermuda Triangle Incidents:

October 1492:

The Bermuda Triangle has been puzzling people for centuries, dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus. On the night of October 11, 1492, Columbus and his crew on the Santa Maria reported witnessing an unexplained light and unusual compass readings, just days before landing on Guanahani.

August 1800:

In 1800, the USS Pickering, en route from Guadeloupe to Delaware, disappeared in a gale and was lost along with 90 people on board.

December 1812:

On December 30, 1812, the Patriot ship Aaron Burr, along with her daughter Theodosia Burr Alston, was lost while sailing from Charleston to New York City, meeting the same fate as the USS Pickering.

1814, 1824 & 1840:

In 1814, the USS Wasp with 140 people on board, and in 1824, the USS Wild Cat with 14 people on board, both disappeared within the Devil's Triangle. Additionally, in 1840, the American ship Rosalie was found abandoned, with only a canary remaining.

Early 1880:

A legend tells of the sailing ship Ellen Austin, which found an abandoned vessel in the Bermuda Triangle during her trip from London to New York in 1880. The captain placed one of his crew members to sail the vessel to port, but what happened next remains unclear. Some say the vessel was lost in a storm, while others claim it was found without a crew. However, the author of "The Bermuda Triangle Mystery-Solved", Lawrence David Kusche, claimed to have found no mention of this incident in any newspapers from 1880 or 1881.

March 1918:

The most well-known incident in the Bermuda Triangle is the loss of the USS Cyclops in March 1918. The ship, which was a bulk cargo vessel designed to carry coal, was en route from Bahia to Baltimore but never reached its destination. Neither a distress call nor any debris from the vessel was ever found, leading to the disappearance of its 306 crew and passengers without a trace. This tragedy remains the greatest non-combat loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy.

January 1921:

The Carroll A. Deering, a five-masted schooner, was found run aground off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in January 1921. This area is notorious for shipwrecks within the Bermuda Triangle. The crew's personal effects and navigation equipment were missing, along with the ship's log and two lifeboats. The galley indicated that food was being prepared at the time of abandonment, yet there is still no explanation for the crew's disappearance.

December 1925:

In December 1925, the SS Cotopaxi vanished while en route from Charleston to Havana with a crew of 32 and a cargo of coal. The ship radioed a distress call during a tropical storm, reporting that it was taking on water and listing. Despite being officially listed as overdue on December 31, the wreck has never been found.

November 1941:

The collier ship Uss Proteus (AC-9) and its sister ship, the USS Nereus (AC-10), were both lost in 1941 and December respectively. The Uss Proteus disappeared with all 58 crew members on board, having departed St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands with a cargo of bauxite. The USS Nereus was lost with all 61 crew members the following month, under similar circumstances. Both were sister ships of the USS Cyclops.

July 1945:

On July 10, 1945, the first report of a mysterious disappearance within the Bermuda Triangle was filed. Thomas Arthur Garner, a US Navy AMM3, and eleven other crew members were lost at sea in a US Navy PBM3S patrol seaplane. The crew took off from the Naval Air Station in Banana River, Florida on July 9th at 7:07 p.m. for a radar training mission to Great Exuma, Bahamas. Their last radio transmission was received near Providence Island at 1:16 a.m. on July 10th, after which they were never heard from again. Despite a comprehensive search conducted by US authorities, no trace of the aircraft or crew was found.

December 1945:

The loss of Flight 19, comprised of five TBF Avengers, occurred on December 5, 1945, resulting in the disappearance of 14 airmen. Prior to losing radio contact off the coast of southern Florida, the flight leader of Flight 19 reportedly stated: "Everything looks strange, even the ocean," and "We are entering white water, nothing seems right." Adding to the strangeness, another aircraft, PBM Mariner BuNo 59225, was lost on the same day while searching for Flight 19 and has never been recovered along with its 13 crew members.

July 1947:

There is another legend surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, which involves the loss of a B-29 Superfortress on July 3, 1947. However, according to Lawrence Kunsche, after conducting an investigation, there was no evidence of any such loss.

January & December 1948:

The year 1948 saw two significant losses in the Bermuda Triangle. On January 30th, the Avro Tudor G-AHNP Star Tiger disappeared with six crew members and 25 passengers while en route from Santa Maria Airport in the Azores to Kindley Field in Bermuda. Just a few months later, on December 28th, the Douglas DC-3 NC16002 went missing along with its three crew members and 36 passengers during a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida. The flight was said to be just 50 miles from Miami and the weather was clear with high visibility.

January 1949:

Another tragedy occurred on January 17, 1949, when the Avro Tudor G-AGRE Star Ariel went missing along with its seven crew and 13 passengers while en route from Kindley Field in Bermuda to Kingston Airport in Jamaica.

November 1956:

On November 9, 1956, the Martin Marlin aircraft was lost with ten crew members during takeoff from Bermuda.

January 1962:

An American Aerial Tanker, named USAF KB-50 51-0465, went missing over the Atlantic on January 8, 1962, between the US East Coast and the Azores.

February 1963:

The loss of the SS Marine Sulphur Queen on February 4, 1963, is another mysterious incident in the Bermuda Triangle. The ship was carrying 15,260 tons of sulphur and had 39 crew members on board, but the final report stated that the disaster was a result of poor design and maintenance of the ship.

June 1965:

On June 9, 1965, a USAF C-119 Flying Boxcar from the 440th Troop Carrier Wing disappeared between Florida and Grand Turk Island. The last call from the plane came from a point north of Crooked Island in the Bahamas, 177 miles from Grand Turk Island. Later, debris from the plane was found on the beach of Gold Rock Cay off the northeastern shore of Acklins Island.

December 1965:

On December 6, 1965, the Private ERCoupe F01 aircraft with a pilot and one passenger onboard went missing during its flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Bahamas Island.

Early 1969:

In 1969, the disappearance of two keepers from the Great Isaac Lighthouse located in Bimini, Bahamas was reported. The incident occurred during a hurricane and marked the first report of a strange disappearance on land within the Bermuda Triangle.

June 2005:

On June 20, 2005, a Piper-PA-23 aircraft carrying three people vanished during its flight between Treasure Cay Island, Bahamas, and Fort Pierce, Florida.

April 2007:

Another incident occurred on April 10, 2007, when a Piper PA-46-310P aircraft went missing near Berry Island during a level 6 thunderstorm, taking the lives of the two people onboard.

July 2015:

In late July 2015, two 14-year-old boys, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, went on a fishing trip in their 19-foot boat and disappeared on their way from Jupiter, Florida to the Bahamas. Despite a massive search by the US Coast Guard covering 15,000 square nautical miles, the boat was not found. A year later, the boat was discovered off the coast of Bermuda, but the boys remained missing.

October 2015:

On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro sank within the Bermuda Triangle and was eventually located by search divers at a depth of 15,000 feet.

February 2017:

On February 23, 2017, Turkish Airlines flight TK183 (an Airbus A330-200) was forced to change its course from Havana, Cuba to Washington Dulles airport due to unexplainable mechanical and electrical problems that arose over the Bermuda Triangle.

May 2017:

On May 15, 2017, a private Mitsubishi MU-2B aircraft vanished from radar and radio contact with air traffic controllers in Miami at 24,000 feet. The debris of the aircraft was located the next day by the US Coast Guard search and rescue teams about 15 miles east of an island. There were four passengers, including two children, and a pilot on board.

The Bermuda Triangle is infamous for being an area where ships, boats, and planes have disappeared, sometimes without radioing distress messages. Reports of strange lights and objects in the sky have added to the mystery of this "Devil's Triangle." Researchers are investigating what could have caused these unusual phenomena, which have resulted in the disappearance of hundreds of vessels in this area of the ocean.

Possible Explanations For The Bermuda Triangle Mystery:

People are left wondering why ships and planes seem to go missing in the Bermuda Triangle, and why it experiences frequent electronic and magnetic disturbances.

Different explanations have been offered for the individual incidents that have occurred in the Bermuda Triangle. One theory is that a strange magnetic anomaly affects compass readings, which is supported by Columbus' experiences sailing through the area in 1492.

Another theory is that methane eruptions from the ocean floor cause the sea to become frothy and unable to support the weight of ships, but there is no evidence of this occurring in the Bermuda Triangle in the past 15,000 years, and it does not explain the disappearance of aircraft.

Some people believe that extraterrestrial beings living in the deep sea or in space are responsible for the disappearances, as they are a more technologically advanced race than humans.

Some believe there are Dimensional Gateways or Time Portals in the Bermuda Triangle that lead to other dimensions or points in time, respectively.

Meteorologists have a new theory, which is that the Bermuda Triangle mystery is caused by unusual hexagonal clouds that create 170 mph air bombs. These air pockets are responsible for sinking ships and downing planes.

NASA's Terra satellite imagery reveals that some clouds in the Bermuda Triangle can be as large as 20 to 55 miles and contain waves as high as 45 feet, with distinct straight edges.

However, not everyone is convinced by this theory, as some experts argue that hexagonal clouds are not unique to the Bermuda Triangle and there's no evidence to suggest that strange disappearances occur more frequently there than in other areas.

Additionally, the theory of hexagonal clouds does not adequately explain the reported unusual electronic and magnetic disturbances in the Bermuda Triangle.

What do you think about the mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle?

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