SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3725 times:
I would like to hear your opinions on the famous Bermuda Triangle. My mother is a former F/A for SAA and on a flight from JFK to JNB via LHR their flight plan was changed due to incoming traffic and bad weather. They flew over the Bermuda Triangle and then lost all electronic power. As soon as that were out of Bermuda airspace they regained electrical power.
Could this have been due to magnetism? Or something else. I've heard all those stories about navy ships and planes disappearing in Bermuda.
I would also like to know if it's a regular occurance for planes to fly over Bemuda on trans-atlantic routes?
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3600 times:
I agree... there is nothing to this area.
It is true that there have been many ships and aircraft that have gone missing in the "Bermuda Triangle", but it was no more than any other parts of the world. Back in the day, ships went missing all the time for a variety of reasons. Aircraft too. Besides, the area known as the Bermuda Triangle is huge - much bigger than even Texas.
Here we are in 2003 with huge advancements having been made in radios, communications and satellite navigation. Guess what? Ships don't go missing there any more! Any sinkings now usually have an explanation, such as bad weather. Commercial planes criss cross the BT hundreds of times a day with no problems.
Sailors (and later pilots and air crews) are well known to be a superstitious group and after a couple of high profile ships went missing, there were countless stories about the BT. Ghost ships (like the Mary Celeste), unexplained technical maladies, UFO sightings, time warps... you name it. We don't hear about them now because they don't happen. Even the famous aircraft that went missing in 1945: I think there were five training aircraft and a search plane that never came back. Sure sounds like the BT when nothing was ever found, not even oil slicks on the Atlantic. But the truth is this is called being lost and running out of fuel - the searchers were unsure where to search. Besides, didn't they find the wreckage of those planes a few years ago (Unsolved Mysteries covered this)?
I'm not completely skeptical about everything paranormal. But for me to believe in ghosts, UFOs and Bermuda Triangles, I need to see it or I need proof of something unexplained. Right now, I have not seen it.
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
Well im really sorry I upset you ams. But I'm new here and I looked for this topic many times and could not find it. Maybe it's been archived. If not could someone give me a link to the thread and prove me wrong.
Well sorry guys and gals. It seems I'm the village idiot around here
Anyway if any of you want to reply please do
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
I can remember entering the Bermuda Triangle on a cruise I took. They announced it on the ship, and I remember the water was a different color then 'outside' the triangle. I was 10 at the time, but that's how I remember it.
Laddb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
When I was 10, I believed the stories of the Bermuda Triangle and thought it was cool to read about it. Now that I'm a grownup, I don't believe in paranormal stuff anymore. There is no change in water color in the BT.
As Richierich pointed out, planes and ships were lost more often back before good communications and navigation systems came around. And another factor that made the BT area more dangerous is all the tropical waves and hurricanes concentrated in this area. Before satellite photos and good communications, ships just blundered into them.
No offense, but typically, the less scientifically educated you are, the more apt you are to believe in paranormal crap.
It irks me that here we are in the 21st century and there are still people who believe what the read in their horoscopes each day, and buildings still lack the 13th floor, etc.
Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3235 times:
If Bermuda triangle is the reason for loosing an electrical power on the planes, then there is a Bermuda triangle over Long Island. I remember reading a comparison about TWA 800 and Swissair 111. Unfortunately I don't recall where I read it or who the author was, but they said that there is a magnetic field over the eastern end of Long Island that affects planes taking off from JFK and going towards Europe. They said that this is the reason why planes almost never go to the eastern part of the island and go north in the middle of it. Of the few planes that went to the island's eastern end, one was the TWA 800 which suffered an explosion, another was Swissair 111 that suffered an in-flight fire and crashed. The fact is also that 2 of these planes took off from the same airport, both were bound for Europe, both took off on Wednesday, and at the same time.
So the question would be the following, is Bermuda Triangle responsible for an electric failure? And if yes, is there a Bermuda Triangle next to JFK?
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