The Bermuda Triangle is an area roughly bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the southern tip of Florida. Over the years numerous planes and ships have been lost within this region, leading many to believe that mysterious forces are at work.
The legend is synonymous with the disappearance of Flight 19. On December 5, 1945, a squadron of 5 US Navy bombers left their base in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and were never seen again. The term ‘Bermuda Triangle’ was first coined by Vincent Gaddis in an article he wrote for Argosy magazine in 1964, but it was Charles Berlitz’s best-selling book The Bermuda Triangle, published in 1974, that gave the area its notoriety.
Various theories have been proposed to explain the losses including alien abductions, giant squids, ocean flatulence (huge bubbles of trapped methane rising from the sea) and magnetic distortions. Believe what you want, but the only time we’ve ever been lost is on the way back from the Robin Hood.