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Bermuda Triangle mystery SOLVED? Scientist has simple answer for disappearances

Up to 1,000 people have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, leaving experts stumped to offer up an explanation. The 500,000 km square patch of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has long been associated with the vanishing of ships and aircrafts.

The biggest recorded loss was in 1945 when five US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Bimini Island never showed up after a radio call from the 14 men on board that their compasses stopped working.

Three rescue planes also disappeared.

The flight’s leader, Lieutenant Charles Taylor, was heard over radio control saying: “We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don’t know where we are, the water is green, no white.”

The conspiracy theory stemmed from there, as the US Navy put the cause of the disappearance down to ’cause unknown’, leading to some wild speculation.

But according to Shane Satterley, a PhD candidate at Griffith University, Australia, simply digging into the records could help explain the phenomenon.

Mr Satterley wrote for The Conversation: “Take the disappearance of Charles Taylor and the five planes which the US Navy investigated.

“The investigation found that as it got dark outside and the weather changed, Taylor had navigated the planes to the wrong location.

“Taylor also had a history of getting lost while flying. He had twice needed to be rescued in the Pacific Ocean.

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READ MORE: Bermuda Triangle: ‘Key clue’ to solve 75-year-old mystery revealed

Source:Daily Express :: Science Feed

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