Just as with mermaids, NOAA sees fit to make a statement that the ridiculous is indeed ridiculous.
For decades, rumors persisted that hundreds of ships and planes mysteriously vanished in the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda because it was cursed or patrolled by extraterrestrials.
Most of us already suspected that was a myth. Yet, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just posted a story declaring the Devil’s Triangle, as it’s also known, is no different than any other open ocean region — and that foul weather and poor navigation are likely to blame for any mishaps.
“There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean,” the agency stated this month on noaa.gov.
Ben Sherman, spokesman for NOAA’s National Ocean Service, said the agency wrote the story as part of an educational program where it responds to readers’ questions.
I’m not sure this helps but they tried. Those who knew the Bermuda Triangle was a manufactured myth do not need a news report. Those that are superstitious will continue to be so. I don’t think a governmernt “official” statement will do anything for those who are possibly distrustful of the government.
But, it is true that the Bermuda Triangle is not mysterious at all.
The Coast Guard NEVER considered this area in any supernatural context. Insurance companies note that accidents are no more prevalent there. So, we’re talking about people who do the rescue work and those who have money riding on safety. If they say there is nothing there, there really is nothing there.