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.

12 comments:

karthik said...

got scared, kya?

Anonymous said...

nice to know more about the triangle

Sukumar said...

is yr ship near the triangle?

Anil said...

By any chance ur in the vicinity of the Triangle?

One of the veiled faces of Nature.... its an enigma to human race.

Thanks for the blog!! rekindled the memories way back to school days when i heard abt Barmuda :-)

Hemamalini said...

@karthik-nopes;) im nowhere near it anyways!

Hemamalini said...

@anonymous- thanks:)

Hemamalini said...

@sukumar - no..no worries;) nowhere near it!

Hemamalini said...

@Anil- yes, the school days when I used to think with conviction that it was the work of Martians:D..for info, apparently there is another sea near japan called the Devil Sea with the same characteristics!:)

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

hems...this reminds me of another such triangle which screws up people's lives ...hehe no prizes for guessin babes...the classic a-la-bollywood "love triangle" :p :p

Hemamalini said...

@neelam - are you by any chance entangled in one;)that would be another devil's triangle too, though;) ..like the triangular horns of jealousy of the onida guy!!

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

naah hems...me not entangled in any of those classic triangles !! u know better than to think that i wud get as far as 10 feet closer to them :p :p

Anil said...

Ohh yeah!! I did have memoirs of relating it with UFO's colonizing ;-)

Thatz a piece of information to me, I didnt knew abt that. I guess surely Shogun's and Samurai's will be linked with tat island :p