Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The Devil's Triangle
While poring over a navigation map, I chanced upon the proverbial Bermuda Triangle and decided to find the answers obtained as a reflection when light is thrown on this Triangular prism.
I have always wondered about it ,but now it assumes greater importance because of my new life at sea.
This triangle nestles between Bermuda, Peurto Rico and Fort lauderdale, Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. Compasses going haywire, aircrafts crashing and sinking without a trace, ships abandoned by missing crew are some of the 200 incidents stemming from this infamous triangle. It has been shrouded in mystery ever since 1495 , when Columbus found the magnetic compass of his ship vacillating madly. Then, the disappearance of Flight 19 and the US cyclops brought this mystery into the limelight when everybody from scuba divers to physicists decided to get to the depth of the matter.
Oceans of ink has been spilt over this but it still remains an elusive mystery to modern science. A plethora of explanations have been given - varying magnetic fields , existence of micro worm-holes, abrupt out poring of fog, UFO sightings(!), and much more.....
The very fact of the existence of the unknown, the unseen, the unexplained is fascinating and unnerving.
And it still remains what it is - a mystery.