I’ve always been a believer in the Bermuda Triangle.
No, I don’t believe it’s a base for space aliens or the last resting place of Atlantis, but I believe it’s one of the strange places on earth- like Teotihuacan, the Nazca Lines, or the Neverland Ranch.
For hundreds of years, the area known as the Bermuda Triangle has wreaked havoc with boats, ships, and the occasional fast-swimming blue lobster. Mysterious storms, backward currents, missing ships, and sea monsters have all been described by sailors for centuries.
And even during the past 80 years, pilots have experienced the same type of bizarre anomalies like air turbulence, weird magnetic fields, great storms, and blue lobsters flying by at incredible speeds.
So while you may not believe the Triangle is haunted, at the very least, you have to believe you’re not in Kansas anymore.
In 1817, there was a four-foot wave on the Delaware river near Philadelphia. It did quite a bit of damage, but no one knew where it came from or what caused it. Last month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USG) figured it out. Using archival ship records and computer simulations, they deduced that the rogue four-foot wave was actually the tail-end of a tsunami. By the time the wave had made its way up the Delaware river, it had lost a lot of its oomph, and no longer resembled a tsunami.
The USG believes the tsunami was caused by a huge earthquake (7.4) on the NW side of the Bermuda Triangle. In fact, numerous maritime logs from the period describe great tremors and rolling of the seas in the area thought to be the epicenter. These strange occurrences continued for years after the initial earthquake, quite possibly due to aftershocks.
I didn’t even know you could feel an earthquake in the ocean, but apparently you can.
While the USG believes their calculations are correct, and computer simulations back up their theories, the only thing they can’t figure out is why an earthquake struck there. There are no tectonic plates that are shifting; there are no fault lines, and there are no hot spots under the ocean floor.
So the question remains – why is this area of the planet so strange? And could it truly be home to a lost continent that gave us the likes of Miley Cyrus, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, and Lindsay Lohan? And could Amanda Bynes really be their chieftain?
Hopefully, in the near future, we will find out.