For many years, people have been amazed by the things that happen inside the Bermuda Triangle and have tried to explain away the odd occurrences and tragic accidents that have been blamed on the Triangle. Dr Karl Kruszelnick, a scientist from Australia claims he has found the answer after years of research.
The Bermuda Triangle is not cursed and the number of accidents on a percentage basis is no different than any other place on Earth. Lloyd’s of London, the oldest maritime insurer on Earth confirms that. The reason it seems so is because it is such a heavily traveled area. He also explains other mysteries that he solved by reading old logs and communications.
Speaking to News.com.au, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reiterated what many experts, including the US Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have insisted over the years.
Rather than being a region where supernatural or even unusual environmental forces may be at play, posing a threat to travelers, he says the Bermuda Triangle is unremarkable in the number of disappearances it’s seen.
‘According to Lloyds of London and the US coast guard, the number of planes that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis,’ Kruszelnicki told News.com.au.
‘It is close to the equator, near a wealthy part of the world, America, therefore you have a lot of traffic.’
Kruszelnicki points to a historic example – the disappearance of the five US TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers from Flight 19 in 1945, followed by the subsequent disappearance of the seaplane that was sent out to find them.
No evidence of the wreckage or crew have ever been found.
But, despite claims that mysterious circumstances may have been behind this, and other disappearances, Kruszelnicki notes that the radio transcripts from that night show that multiple junior pilots recommended flying toward the west.
The pilot, Lieutenant Charles Taylor, instead flew east.
He also notes that the search plane did not go missing, it was actually ‘seen to blow up.’
‘There was one experienced guy, the rest were inexperienced,’ Kruszelnicki told News.com.au, suggesting the pilot was to blame.
‘It wasn’t fine weather, there were 15 meter waves.’
Taylor ‘arrived with a hangover, flew off without a watch, and had a history of getting lost and ditching his plane twice before,’ he said.
Over the years, scientists around the world have offered similar insight on the disappearances observed in the region, also known as the Devil’s Triangle.
The US Coast Guard even refers to it as a ‘mythical geographic area.’
‘The Coast Guard does not recognize the existence of the so-called Bermuda Triangle as a geographic area of specific hazard to ships or planes,’ according to the USCG website.