Bermuda triangle happens to be one of the most mysterious places on this planet. It is more due to the inexplicable outcomes that make it a highly studied and yet enigmatic component of earth’s surface. Over the centuries, a large number of ships have been reported to have mysteriously disappeared in region lying between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Among other facts about Bermuda triangle, a highly notable fact is that over 8000 people have lost their lives or just vanished over the years due to this mystery of Bermuda triangle. Some of the top ship disappearance incidences are:
Possibly one of the most mysteries stories of Bermuda triangle, this ship is a tale of its own. Discovered on 4th December, 1872 with everything right in the place except for the entire crew, the ship was found stranded in the sea. Studies of the ship clearly rule out a pirate attack since everything on this ship including the barrels of alcohol it was transporting and the valuable belongings of the crew.
Lots of speculation ensued that cover everything from pirate attack to seaquakes to even crew losing its sanity due to some infected food material have been proposed. However, as much as these speculations seem reasonable, they clearly don’t fit. After all, why would a perfectly skilled crew on a good weather day, with their ship entirely uncompromised abandon it and then never surface again? It’s an unsolved mystery.
It is an unnerving triangle mystery associated with the Ellen Austin, a ship bound for New York. In 1881, this white oak schooner was on her way to New York when she stumbled upon a derelict that seemed fine minus any crew. In order to tow it back with her, she placed a prize crew on the ship, set to sail together. However, a squall separated path of the two ships following which the derelict vanished. On seeing this, Ellen Austin reportedly sailed back to London.
However, reports suggest that the derelict was once more spotted but this time had a separate crew than the prize crew placed on it by Ellen Austin. The disappearance of the ship, her reappearance and then absence of the prize crew is an intriguing story. It is more like a secret of Bermuda triangle, one that has seemingly no chances of being unraveled anytime soon.
A fascinating triangle mystery in true sense, USS Cyclops is the largest human loss reported by US coast guard on a non combat ship. In March 1918, this massive ship set out to sail through the Bermuda region carrying about 309 crew members. Setting off on a fairly good day, the first and the only message sent by this ship indicated no sort of troubles.
However, the ship was never heard from again. An entire search of the area was put into action but nothing was ever found. No remains of the ship or any of the more than 300 crew members aboard have ever been found. This ship continues to remain a mystery considering none of the other possible reasons for its disappearance seems to fit completely.
Carroll A. Deering
In 1921, an investigation team was set from Barbados to look into the five masted schooner Carroll A. Deering, believed to be involved in rum running. However, when the investigation team reached this ship, what they found was a deserted ship with all crew members gone along with some ship documents.
The disappearance of this ship along with of few others that happened during the same time period has been a valuable information on Bermuda triangle but nothing that brings anyone any closer to solving this mystery. Reports suggest that as many as nine vessels disappeared during this period, from the same region- none of which was ever heard from again.
On December 22, 1967, a cabin cruiser named witchcraft left from Miami with her captain Dan Burrack. Few minutes into the sailing and a call was received from the captain stating that his ship had hit something but there was no substantial damage. Indicating help to be towed to the shore, the coast guard set off immediately reaching witchcraft in as many as 19 minutes alone but to nothing.
The area indicated as location of the ship was completely deserted with no signs of any ship having been stranded or even present there previously. What’s most intriguing about this story is that this particular cruiser was virtually unsinkable, not to mention that numerous life saving devices present aboard including life jackets, life boats, flares, distress signal devices etc. None of them were used and the ship was gone. Nothing of this ship has been found till this day. The ship is gone and what remains is only the speculation that can be done now.