When authors like Berlitz and others were unable to refute Kusche’s findings, even the most steadfast of believers had difficulty remaining confident in the sensationalized Bermuda Triangle narrative.
Nevertheless, many magazine articles, TV shows, and movies have continued to feature the Bermuda Triangle.
After all, no bodies or wreckage had yet been discovered. Gaddis—who coined the term “Bermuda Triangle”—wrote an article saying over 1000 lives had been claimed by the area.
He also agreed that it was a “pattern of strange events.” The Bermuda Triangle obsession hit its peak in the early 1970s with the publication of several paperback books about the topic, including the bestseller by Charles Berlitz, .
The Bermuda Triangle’s bad reputation started with Christopher Columbus.
According to his log, on October 8, 1492, Columbus looked down at his compass and noticed that it was giving weird readings.
In 2005, the Coast Guard revisited the issue after a TV producer in London inquired about it for a program he was working on.
In this case, they correctly changed their tune about the magnetic field bit stating, Many explanations have cited unusual magnetic properties within the boundaries of the Triangle.
Because the number of disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle is no greater than any other similarly trafficked area of the world’s oceans, they don’t really need an explanation.
But if you’re still convinced that the Triangle is a ship graveyard, relative to other regions that get around the same number of travelers, here are some natural explanations from the Coast Guard to combat some of the “alien” and other fantastical theories.
This and other reported compass issues in the region gave rise to the myth that compasses will all be off in the Triangle, which isn’t correct, or at least is an exaggeration of what is actually happening as you’ll see. The amount of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth.
If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.
Although the world’s magnetic fields are in constant flux, the “Bermuda Triangle” has remained relatively undisturbed.