By Ron VandenBoom
My investigation of Websites that probe some of the Earths great mysteries has taken me this week to that portion of the planet known as the Bermuda Triangle or as some prefer to call it, the Devils Triangle.
The three points of the triangle are generally accepted to be Bermuda, Miami, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an area that is reputed to possess a mysterious power that is responsible for swallowing up unsuspecting ships and aircraft that have tried to cross it.
Some survivors report their ships or planes suffered spinning compasses, disorientation, radio failures, and other abnormalities while in the Triangle. Some also speculate the reported large number of disappearances in the area is related to strange paranormal activity or some form of energy emanating from the Atlantic Ocean.
Many speculate that the ancient continent of Atlantis sank in this area thousands of years ago and energy from the Healing Crystal or Power Crystal that sank with the continent is responsible for the interference.
One Website located at HYPERLINK http://www.crystalinks.com/bermuda.html and www.crystalinks.com/bermuda.html takes the guesswork concerning Atlantis a step further than most. Geoffrey Keyte, an unsung author who writes as an authority on the subject, speaks as though he is intimately connected to the ancient Atlantians. He offers detailed explanations about location, crystals, energy, and quotes scientists with reckless abandon.
Even the open-minded have to be offended with Keytes fluid and flippant use of positive unsubstantiated statements and references to what he calls reputable scientists. Reading Keytes work can best be described as entertaining and at worst, mindless dribble. Its worth visiting just so you can see whom not to quote in a college term paper.
Another site located at http://web3.asia1.com.sg/tnp/journey/into/triangle/bermuda.html, does a better job investigating the mystery.
While still providing all of the mystery Keytes provides, the site does not take sides in the triangle debate, but offers both sides. It also provides links to other sites that present evidence.
Click on the links and read about Flight 19 a flight of five, single-engine TBM Avenger Bombers lost in the Triangle shortly after WW II. It is perhaps the most famous and well-documented case involving the Bermuda Triangle to date.
Was the Flight composed of experienced pilots who encountered strange forces or maybe even UFOs that prevented them from returning to base? Is there a logical explanation for their disappearance? You be the judge.
Perhaps the best site I encountered is located at HYPERLINK http://members.tripod.com/~toby_g/.
This is the most complete interpretation of the facts surrounding this mysterious body of water I found. It is entertaining while at the same time being scholarly.
All of the major arguments in favor of supernatural or extraterrestrial involvement are debunked or explained as natural and reality- based. The site also corrects many misinterpretations of the facts.
While the Bermuda Triangle has never been particularly fascinating to me, it is a little disappointing to think that one more of the Earths mysteries might be little more than a sham perpetrated by people wanting to make money off our gullibility. Somehow the world seems a little less colorful or a little drabber without a Devils Triangle.