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Title: The Bermuda Triangle


1
The Bermuda Triangle
  • Kelly Fischer
  • LT 130
  • May 18, 2006

2
Location
  • The Bermuda Triangle is an imaginary line meeting
    at 3 points creating a triangle.
  • The triangle connects Miami, FL, Bermuda, and San
    Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Also known as the Devils Triangle.

3
Legend of the Bermuda Triangle
  • Since WWII, approximately 1,000 people have
    disappeared along with over 100 planes and
    ships.
  • The legends began in the 1500s during a time of
    trade between Spain and the Americas.
  • Columbus was one of the first to report something
    unusual about this area.
  • He reported their compasses going haywire and
    seeing a bolt of fire that fell into the sea.

4
Disappearances
  • The earliest recorded disappearance of a United
    States vessel was in March, 1918.
  • It was the USS Cyclops, which typically carried
    coal and cargo. When returning from a voyage to
    Brazil, it vanished, never to be found.

5
Flight 19
  • The most well-known incident occurred on December
    5, 1945.
  • Flight 19, a training squadron of 5 torpedo
    bombers, disappeared.
  • It is said their instruments stopped working,
    they lost their sense of location and flew
    further into the Atlantic Ocean, where they
    vanished.
  • When a Navy Search and Rescue plane went to look
    for Flight 19 it also disappeared.

6
Unexplained Bermuda Find
  • In 1970, as Dr. Ray Brown was scuba diving in the
    Atlantic waters, he came across a smooth,
    mirror-like structure below the surface.
  • The structure was in the shape of a pyramid,
    which upon inspection revealed an entrance. It
    opened into a small room where Brown found a
    brassy, metallic rod with a red gem attached to
    the end hung from the middle of the ceiling.
  • Oddly enough the room contained no algae or
    coral.
  • The gem which Brown kept, is rarely seen, but is
    believed to have healing powers.

7
Facts
  • Large amounts of gas hydrate in the sea floor
    sediments generates a foamy surface.
  • Because of the foams low density a ship is
    unable to displace enough to float.

8
Facts
  • A paper published in 1981 by the US Geological
    Survey stated that the area has a magnetic force
    surrounding it.
  • This area is one of only two in the world where
    the compass will point true North instead of
    polar North.

9
Environmental Factors
  • The area is known for volatile weather patterns.

  • Frequent storm systems develop because the waters
    are so warm. The result is sometimes a
    hurricane.
  • Water spouts are also spotted often.

10
Websites
  • http//students.depaul.edu/mvalenzu/subject.html
  • http//woodshole.er.gov/project-pages/hydrates/ber
    mudaTriangle.html
  • http//byerly.org/bt.html
  • http//www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/
    cyclops.html
  • http//bstar.net/bermudatriangle/
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