• Question: What are your thoughts on the bermuder tryangle?

    Asked by sportygirl16 to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Iain Moal

      Iain Moal answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      The idea that an unusual number of planes and boats go missing in the Bermuda triangle is an urban legend. When people look at the records of the number of missing planes/boats, then there is nothing unusual about it.

    • Photo: Joanna Watson

      Joanna Watson answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Sorry sportygirl16 – I don’t know anything about the Bermuda Triangle – other than that there are stories of boats and planes disappearing there.

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I don’t know enough about it to really comment, but I don’t think there’s any mysterious reason ships and planes disappear there… it’s more likely due to some natural phenomenon.

    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I think we answered this question elsewhere. To summarise though: it is a conspiracy theory not backed up by strong scientific evidence. Most stories relating to it have been embellished, made up or misinterpreted, and the remaining true stories are no more numerous than what you would expect for any where else over the ocean.


      A good way of looking at it is this: If we can explain a phenomenon without resorting to the supernatural – then why resort to the supernatural? Also, even if something ISN’T currently explained by science (although the Bermuda Triangle stories are), it is clearly heading in the wrong direction to resort to outlandish conspiracy theories and the supernatural.