Since 1492, when Christopher Columbus wrote in his journal about the strange activity he noticed in the calm and serene waters of the Bermuda Triangle, the legend has become a great mystery. Even though the US Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle as an official name and the US Navy doesn’t believe that it exists; this zone is worldly known as the Devil’s Triangle, and the Twilight Zone.
Recorded in his diary, the first occurrence Columbus noticed was a large ball of light falling from the sky, sighting later in his trip a few dancing lights on the horizon. Then in 1945, a squadron of five US Navy pilots of flight 19 vanished after they asked for help by radio. When a rescue plane went to look for the Navy Bombers, it also disappeared. Since then, hundreds of people in either ships or planes continued to vanish inexplicably throughout the years.
Located in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, the three vertices that form the triangle are Miami, San Juan, and Bermuda. The only logical explanation for these incidents is that the area is very unpredictable, rapidly emerging the weather into violent storms. Bizarre conclusions include aliens living under the sea, the mythical city known as Atlantis may be laying at the bottom of the ocean, and of unknown chemicals being in those waters. Many experts have pointed out that high currents are caused due to shallow areas and deep channels; confusing even experienced sailors.
“The Bermuda Triangle,” published in 1974 by Charles Berlitz, a famous linguist, who also had a keen interest in the paranormal, believed not only that Atlantis was real, but also that it had a connection to the triangle in some way. After his book, there was a lot of publicity supporting his theory, and adding more supernatural details to the legend.
Scientists rather believe in a geological or hydrological explanation; stating that electrical spark ignited a huge bubble of methane that came to the surface right next to the planes or ships, causing them to sink without a trace. Although it was stated that methane exists around the world, such incidents have never been reported in other places.
A lot of supernatural activity takes places in Puerto Rico. Were the Indian Taínos aware of this zone and how could they survive the dangerous waters of the Bermuda Triangle when traveling in their canoes? Are the UFO’s sightings related to rumors of aliens living in those waters? Regardless of the scientific rationalizations, can they be sure of what is causing this? Can this energy that seems to alter the calm waters of the triangle be verified? The mystery remains unknown; noticing our primitive inhabitants when they first landed on the island that there is something remarkable and powerful in Puerto Rico.