The Bermuda Triangle exists in the Caribbean Sea beyond the Florida peninsula.
The triangle is marked by the three corners of Bermuda, Florida, and the Greater Antilles. Over the last century, as many as fifty ships and twenty planes have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, which has led many to spout conspiracy theories about why so many vessels have gone missing in this particular part of the world.
Australian scientist Karl Kruszelnicki believes he knows the true cause of the Bermuda Triangle effect, and it is not what you would think.
According to the Aussie scientist, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) based in the United States, the Bermuda Triangle does not have any supernatural powers despite its reputation. Instead, Kruszelnicki and the NOAA believe that the disappearance of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle simply has to do with probabilities.
“There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean,” NOAA wrote in 2010.
Kruszelnicki has been saying the same thing since 2017. He believes that the sheer amount of traffic in the Bermuda Triangle, as well as its being a challenging area to navigate, contribute to the disappearances of ships and planes – not some supernatural effect. He said, “The number [of ships and planes] that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”
The Australian Kruszelnicki admits that he is not the only authority in the world to suspect that the Bermuda Triangle is just the same as the rest of the world. He confirmed that both Lloyd’s of London and the United States Coast Guard agree with his theory.
In fact, Lloyd’s of London proposed the probability theory of the Bermuda Triangle since as early as the 1970s.
The Bermuda Triangle is a tricky place to navigate. The Gulf Stream can create some violent storm surges. The NOAA also said that the sheer number of islands in the Caribbean makes it challenging for ships and planes to navigate.
There is also evidence to suggest that the Bermuda Triangle can cause some confusion with compasses as the area causes compasses to point to true north rather than magnetic north, which has caused some trouble for wayfinding in the area.
“The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard contend that there are no supernatural explanations for disasters at sea,” NOAA says. “Their experience suggests that the combined forces of nature and human fallibility outdo even the most incredulous science fiction.”
Meanwhile, Kruszelnicki has gained some notoriety among the international community for expressing his views that the Bermuda Triangle is not a supernatural place. Instead, the Australian scientist believes that the reason so many ships and planes have gone missing has to do with simple probability and numbers.