Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bermuda Triangle - conspiracy or fraud?

On the Bermuda Triangle, uncrowned king of the mysteries of this planet have written thousands of articles and books were released dozens of television programs, all trying to provide an explanation bizarre disappearances that have been talked over time . The malevolent aliens to parallel dimensions towards vortexes leading from sea monsters, Atlantis survivors of the cataclysm of 9000 years ago, devils and storms to unexplained magnetic anomalies and dilatation of the time, no scientific hypothesis whether or not fictional escaped of filter fans of this genre of mysteries. True, the subject is fascinating but, maybe so, few have attempted to give credence to those who said that everything is just a rough frame-up.

If you are ever curious enough that you dared to study the archives of the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle (or Devil's Triangle, if you prefer more frightening version), do not be surprised if you find references older than about 60 years. Why? Because, simply, when the hysteria born, if we can call it such, unexplained disappearances linked to the phenomenon of Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico (ends famous triangle). And as a further short, do not be surprised even if you do not find any other extinction that took place after 1989 and whose causes are not fully known. But look at them one by one.

First item in the legend of the mysterious disappearances considered the issue appeared on September 16, 1950. Then, an American journalist, E.V.W. Jones first mentioned the existence of unexplained phenomena around the Sargasso Sea. Two years later, another American media man, George X. Sand, published a short article in Fate magazine, article on it titled "Sea Mystery At Our Back Door" and referring to some disappearances of ships and aircraft, including the famous Flight 19 that took place in 1945. It was the first time someone draw lines triangle of death. However, they had to go another 12 years until Vincent Gaddis, an obscure journalist overseas, called the mysterious "Bermuda Triangle Mortal", a name that has caused a sensation since its appearance in the press, in February 1964. People already started talking about strange phenomena in south-eastern United States and from here until a phenomenon was not only a step.

Following books by John Wallace Spencer (Limbo of the Lost) in 1969, and that of Richard Winer (The Devil's Triangle) in 1974, which have only to raise questions and augmented a phenomenon that is already in growing. Peak works written on the Bermuda Triangle is connected but the appearance in 1974 of the book titled just "Bermuda Triangle", volume signed by Charles Berlitz, a former employee of U.S. military special services. In his writings, Berlitz, an author also acknowledged for his passion for the world's mysteries and novels that were the subject of Atlantis, Roswell Incident, Noah's Ark, Philadelphia incident or Revelation, made ​​a real indictment of ships, submarines, airplanes and even of yachts and small craft that ever disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. Or, at least, which he claimed that disappeared in the area concerned. The book has proved a best seller and has sold over 20 million copies, bringing him a fortune of Charles Berlitz neglected, so he turned his attention to another "triangle" famous Dragon's Triangle in western Japan, a kind of younger brother of the Atlantic. And for lovers of easy gains have never lacked, books to debate and even add other hundreds of other cases mentioned by Berlitz began to emerge by the dozens. Bermuda Triangle had become a business worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lawrence David Kusch VS Charles Berlitz
Before continuing our journey through the tangled threads of disinformation is necessary to say a few words about the "father" Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz American.

Berlitz was born in New York on November 20, 1914, the grandson of the famous Maximilien Berlitz, founder of the Berlitz School of Languages​​. Since adolescence, young Charles mastered eight languages ​​perfectly, because the maturity to communicate fluently in no more than 32 languages​​. In fact, American is considered today, six years after his death, one of the greatest linguists of all time. After graduating from Yale University, Berlitz has been recruited in the U.S. Army Special Services, where he spent nearly 13 years. After retirement, he devoted time and books on unexplained phenomena, raising a considerable amount of Roman pompous titles and controversial topics: Atlantis Mysteries, Mysteries worlds forgotten, Revelation 1999, strange phenomena World, Dragon's Triangle, The Philadelphia Experiment - Project invisibility, Atlantis - the lost continent, now revealed, just to name a few of his famous titles. Great shot but gave the "Bermuda Triangle" in 1974, a novel that brought international fame and near Dag Hammarskjöld Award for more than 20 million copies.

Yet, there were people who questioned the veracity of claims by Berlitz. One of them was Lawrence David Kusch, a former American pilot now the librarian in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Fascinated by the subject matter so generously by Charles Berlitz, Kusch has decided to take advantage of the service or dedicated time and gather information on incidents that have already become famous in articles and books weather. As was to say later in his books "Bermuda Triangle mystery - solved" -1975 and "disappearance Flight 19" - 1980, American was surprised to discover that many of the cases described by Berlitz had been taken without prior verification of most of the authors who followed his propaganda in the media a grossly false. Not only that some incidents had taken place not in the Bermuda Triangle or that other explanations were normal as possible, but none of them ever spent.

Kusch published shortly after the huge success of "Trunghiului Bermuda," by Charles Berlitz, a list of conclusions that many have taken it into account at the time. But time will vindicate them:
  • Number of ships and planes have disappeared in Devil's Triangle has never been higher than elsewhere.
  • The same number was deliberately exaggerated, ignoring the information that local authorities could provide them.
  • The Bermuda Triangle frequent tropical storms occur, a phenomenon as may be otherwise normal, which is the main reason of the few missing clear.
  • Some disappearances had never happened, actually certified as reports of the army and the port authorities. Charles Berlitz and other writers have ignored simply data that was recorded in the vessel berthing ports, announcing them as they disappeared.
The conclusion? Bermuda Triangle legend was one made ​​on purpose, the desire to sell a sensational topic, and was perpetuated times for the same reasons, or unaware of.

Kusch even bring up the strength of those who strongly support the existence of unexplained phenomena between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the famous Flight 19. After thorough checking of military records from 1945, American concluded that the disappearance of five fighters squadron was due to storms that disrupted equipment onboard their precarious. What was not said in any other book about the Bermuda Triangle and Flight 19, is that the planes were actually some training, all guided by the main pilot, Lt. Charles Taylor. Standard equipment without jet aircraft, they would have flown erratically until they ran out of fuel. The sixth plane sent in their search, which is said to have disappeared in the same way, actually exploded due to a malfunction in one of the engines. Remains of five planes were discovered in the early '90s, in the ocean, only 250 kilometers from Florida, confirming the words of Larry Kusch.

Another famous case, resumed by another objector's Berlitz, Howard L. Rosenberg, is the SS Marine Sulphur Queen ship, the ship whose disappearance occurred on 3 February 1963. According to Charles Berlitz, ship with a crew of 39 sailors suddenly disappeared from radar without even issuing an SOS signal. The only material evidence of the "volatilization" cargo was a life jacket, discovered while drifted a few days after the incident. But he omitted to say Berlitz SS Marine Sulphur Queen is was when disappearance, loaded with 15,000 tons of liquid sulfur. Sulfur was deposited in four huge containers, each heated by a network of boilers at a temperature of 135 degrees Celsius, which makes a real boat floating bomb. Berlitz and report failed to mention the Honduran coast guard, who said the day the ship SS Marine Sulphur Queen disappearance, a lingering smell of sulfur present in the coastal area. Most likely, says Rosenberg, the ship exploded following a leak of sulfur, the smallest spark is able to trigger disaster. It is obvious that in such a situation, no one had time to issue any SOS signal and if, hypothetically, would be no survivors, they would have had no chance of rescue in the water, full of sharks and barracuda.

We conclude our exposure, although the list could go on with dozens of examples, also a famous case, the disappearance of the submarine USS Scorpion, during the First World War. Legend has it suddenly disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, and the information obtained after the German army, undoubtedly show that it has not undergone any underwater shooting. In fact, submarine wreck was discovered by ship USNS Mizar, tests proving that it sank following a technical failure. Moreover, the submarine was found in about 650 miles from the nearest point of the Bermuda Triangle.Conspiracy or mere disinformation?

Although it is obvious massive misinformation regarding the Bermuda Triangle reality, some of those who challenged legends issued by Berlitz and other writers have gone even further assumptions. Why U.S. authorities have never denied their claims and why were content just to declare that it recognize the existence of the Bermuda Triangle, that only after 1989 when, in fact, has not gone any ship?Lawrence David Kusch is perhaps the most radical of all and said the subject was so ridiculous that no scientist would have stained the name of trying to prove a truth so obvious. Why would the U.S. government did it?But not everyone believes him. There were others who argued that both the Bermuda Triangle, and Roswell incident or the Philadelphia experiment, just to mention a few classic examples, have been nothing but that famous "bread and circus" meant to distract people from real problems American nation. A complicit silence that does not involve in any authorities but they solve some problems. In fact, all these mysteries have emerged during the Cold War, a period of turmoil in which echoes of conflict between the U.S. and USSR razbateau hidden from almost all over the world. Perhaps not incidentally, the U.S. position vis-à-vis the Bermuda Triangle came only after the fall of the communist bloc. In fact, the subject was "smoking" and public opinion tended to forget the disappearances of more and more contested.

Maybe it was time to show the world stage as a different circus.

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