Well, it’s happened again. Science has solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle… except we’ve known what is happening there for decades and the latest merely provides a source for some of the losses. Now we learn that “rogue waves” are responsible. Of course, the cynic in me wonders how a rogue wave could knock an airplane from the sky, but that’s not important now.
I have discussed this fascination of the Bermuda Triangle by the news media in the past. It really is them keeping this myth alive. I would have thought the reporter might have googled Bermuda Triangle just to see what is out there before writing about this. Anyway, you can read my posts here (which is not to say that I would expect the reporter to have read them, only that he searched for additional information before leaping aboard the latest bandwagon):
But to return to this new evidence. Are rogue waves responsible for some of the disappearances? I think that the Marine Sulphur Queen could easily have been swamped by such a wave as this new report
noted. Not much wreckage has been
recovered, but given the nature of the area, the depth of the water, and a
series of other factors, that’s not surprising. Still some has been found,
which makes a lie of the claim that it disappeared without a trace.
|Marine Sulphur Queen|
The point here is, of course, to mention that it has been decades since Lawrence David Kusche wrote The Bermuda Triangle Mystery – Solved. It made perfect sense to me when I first read it so long ago, and nothing has changed since that time. In fact, his solution was somewhat verified for me when I had an opportunity to talk with officers of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing. They’d lost a plane in the triangle, and it is listed among the mysteries there… but they know what happened to it and wreckage was found.
Anyway, I just wonder how many more times it’s going to be announced that the mystery has been solved. We’ve known the solution for decades. It’s time to retire this “mystery.”