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Old 04-18-07, 12:52 AM
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Are things still disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle?

Thinking about this the other day, are there still local stories about missing boats or has it all died down now?
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Nope, I just went on a cruise last year and we went through it.
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I went through there and a few girls lost their virginity
Old 04-18-07, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Shazam
I went through there and a few girls lost their virginity

Old 04-18-07, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Fok
Nope, I just went on a cruise last year and we went through it.
Are you sure?!?!
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Originally Posted by Fok
Nope, I just went on a cruise last year and we went through it.
Did anyone ever hear from you again?
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Dude, I would never go through it. I can't believe a cruise would go through it. Did they have a waiver you had to sign??
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I've always assumed it was some sort of magnetic field in the triangle that screwed up a ship's or plane's navigation system. I'm guessing computer technology has pretty much solved the problem. Unless of course someone's still using magnetic compasses to get through...
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Went on a cruise to Bermuda last year as well, and we actually had a night excursion into the triangle where we saw a ship that sunk there in the 1800's. What I didnt know was how large the actual triangle was. Its pretty large, taking up a good amount of the Atlantic Ocean if I remember correctly. Of course I was drinking mass amounts of rum on the excursion and my wife was yelling at me about getting so drunk, so I cant remember much else they said.
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See how big it is? I'm sure 1000's of people go thru it a year with no problem.


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I thought the aliens stopped visiting us, since they got tired of earthling's inate stupidity.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
See how big it is? I'm sure 1000's of people go thru it a year with no problem.
I think you meant to put this in the Paris Hilton thread.
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The Earth'c magnetic field has shifted. The "Bermuda Triangle" is now in my closet.
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I'm sure that's were all of my lost socks went.

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Originally Posted by Giles
I thought the aliens stopped visiting us, since they got tired of earthling's inate stupidity.
After the Aliens seen how "Are We Done Yet" topped Grindhouse at the B.O, they'll never be back again..at least in America -
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Around 2000, I lost $20 in Bermuda while riding a moped. So, yes.
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As much as I love the idea that there is something going on in the Triangle, I've always heard that no more planes, boats, etc. disappear in that area than in any other large part of the ocean.

For me, it's the creepiness of the Flight 19 radio transmissions that really made it memorable.
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Originally Posted by Giles
I thought the aliens stopped visiting us, since they got tired of earthling's inate stupidity.
Originally Posted by CinemaNut
After the Aliens seen how "Are We Done Yet" topped Grindhouse at the B.O, they'll never be back again..at least in America -
You guys aren't helping.
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If anyone still believes this tripe, read this 30 year old book which blew it out of the water:

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Originally Posted by Draven
For me, it's the creepiness of the Flight 19 radio transmissions that really made it memorable.

Care to elaborate?
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Care to elaborate?
I haven't read much about the Triangle in years, but I remember the descriptions of the radio chatter as similar to the text from this article:

Early on a Wednesday afternoon, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers
lined up on runways at the Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Naval Air
Station. The date was December 5, 1945.

Normally, the Avengers carried a crew of three -- a pilot, a gunner
and a radio operator. One crewman, however, failed to report this day.

The bombers had been carefully checked and fueled to capacity. The
engines, controls, instruments and comapsses were in perfect condition,
according to later testimony. Each plane carried a self-inflating
life raft and each man was equipped with a life jacket. All fourteen
men had flight experience ranging from thirteen months to six years.

At two minutes past two p.m., the flight leader closed his canopy,
gunned his engine, and the first plane roared down the runway.
The others followed in quick succession, climbing up into the clear
sky and heading east over the Atlantic at 215 mph.

It was a routine patrol flight. The navigation plan for the formation
was to fly due east for 160 miles, then north for forty miles, then
back southwest to the air station, completing a triangle. The relatively
short flight would require about two hours.

The first word from the patrol came to the base control tower at
three forty-five, but the strange message did not request the expected
landing instructions.

"Calling tower, this is an emergency," the patrol leader said in a
worried voice. "We seem to be off course. We cannot see land ...
repeat ... we cannot see land."

"What is your position?" the tower radioed back.

"We are not sure of our position," came the reply. "We can't be sure
where we are. We seem to be lost."

Startled, the tower operators looked at one another. With ideal flight
conditions, how could five planes manned by experienced crews be lost?

"Assume bearing due west," the tower instructed.

There was unmistakalbe alarm in the flight leader's voice when he
answered. "We don't know which way is west. Everything is wrong ...
strange. We can't be sure of any direction. Even the ocean
doesn't look as it should
."


Let's suppose that the patrol had run into a magnetic storm that caused
deviations in their compasses. The sun was still above the western
horizon. The flyers could have ignored their compasses and flown west
by observation of the sun.

Apparently not only the sea looked strange, but the sun was invisible.

During the next few minutes, the tower operators listened in as
the pilots talked to one another. The conversation progressed from
bewilderment to fear, verging on hysteria.

Shortly after four p.m., the flight leader suddenly turned over flight
command to another pilot.

At four twenty-five p.m., the new flight leader contacted the tower.

"Tower," he said, "we are not certain where we are ... we think we
must be about two hundred and twenty-five miles northeast of base.
It looks like we are ..." The message ended abruptly.

That was the last word from the doomed patrol.
A rescue plane sent to find them also disappeared. The thought of these five planes flying around over the ocean completely lost until one by one they crash into the sea has always given me the heebs.

That said, Wikipedia does not mention the "even the ocean doesn't look as it should" as part of the radio transcript, and that was the sentence that always sounded so weird to me.

Either way, it's an interesting story.
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I think there was an episode of DuckTales addressing this. Ever since, I've been freaked and intrigued.
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Oh please, everyone knows DuckTales is almost as unreliable as Snopes or Wikipedia.
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I never knew that I had even been in the Bermuda Triangle! Now that I know, I lot of things have clearer explanations. Like the couple nights I lost my memory while in the Bahamas! All this time I thought it was the Rum Punch.
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Originally Posted by Pressplay
I'm sure that were all of my lost socks went.
You mean all these Argyle Toe Socks?

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