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Bermuda triangle question.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by frank4570, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. frank4570

    frank4570

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    So, are ships and planes still disappearing in the triangle? Or has technology overcome the problems?
     
  2. bmoore

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    Not sure but I really like the old stories. I watched a youtube video recently where they were trying to recreate the old warbird flight that got lost out there and ditched. The Cessna or piper they were in had comapss issues at one point in the flight. Kind of fascinating.
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I recall some show showing how there are more craft lost OUTSIDE the BT than inside. Lol
     
  4. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I also have been told that as a area its not worse then many other areas of ocean. Not that I would care to fly thru there in small plane.
     
  5. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    The whole "Bermuda Triangle" hoax was created by the same author (Erich von Ketterin?) who created the "Chariotts Of The Gods" hoax about ancient aliens and landing strips in the Andes. HH
     
  6. treeline

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    The Bermuda Triangle story is fiction. There never was a high number of vessels disappearing in mysterious circumstances. It was only ever a fun and spooky story peddled by people like Charles Berlitz.

    I loved that story when I was a kid. Scared the heck out me.
     
  7. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    I had heard more ships are lost in Lake Superior than anywhere else, going by square miles.
     
  8. raven11

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    considering all of the cruise ships and island flights that use that route, it might as well be busted
     
  9. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    how about that Dragon's Triagle in the Pacific? oooooo....
     
  10. HollowHead

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    And it worked because in the middle of the hundred or so pages of manure were cool pictures of TBFs and the "Marine Sulphur Queen." HH
     
  11. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    As others have said, the Bermuda Triangle is fiction. I have boated in the Bahamas and flown over the Bahamas numerous times with no ill effects. While the Bahamas are close the ocean can be pretty serious between the mainland and the islands. People who attempt the crossing in indadequate boats or questionable conditions can be lost just because the ocean is a hostile environment.
     
  12. CAcop

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    I have heard that bit of water is pretty tough on ships and their crews.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0DqPSF2fyo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0DqPSF2fyo[/ame]
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I once privately toured an ore carrier in the eighties on an invite. One thing I will never forget was how you could see all the the lightbulbs in the passageway that went under the holds when empty but when she was loaded, no. I didn't sail on her but I was told that if the weather was rough enough you could stand at the aft (or fore) end and watch the entire string of bulbs appear and disapper with the flexing. HH
     
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    I enjoyed all the Bermuda Triangle stories, tv shows and movies as a kid. You don't see them anymore. There is a newerish movie on Amazon Prime called 'Triangle' right now. Its not good but not horrible either.


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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNycYnn3oAE"]Bermuda Triangle - Fleetwood Mac[/ame]
     
  18. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    this led to the developement of the "thousand footers" where the pilot house/bridge was not put on the forecastle; all major superstructures were at the stern.
     
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  19. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    One of the big legends was the flight of Avengers that were lost in that area. What they have figured out is that the currents there push wreckage hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away from the wreck sight.
     
  20. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

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    This took me a second to picture in my mind but man that is spooky! A ship that big flexing that much?

    I understand that things either bend or break, but wow.