The Most Mysterious Phenomena of the World Ocean
Planes and ships disappear in these places without a trace. There are also giant whirlpools, giant waves and mysterious luminous circles in the water… There is a place in the ocean where all these phenomena exist at the same time. It’s the Bermuda Triangle.
The Bermuda Triangle makes up approximately one million square kilometers. The triangle spreads from Florida to Bermuda, then to Puerto Rico and back to Florida through the Bahamas.
News of mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the area emerged in the late 1940s. A group of five Avenger bomber planes did not return to base on December 5, 1945. The pilots only had time to say they were entering the “water.” white”.
A seaplane was sent to rescue the people but the aircraft also disappeared. Nearly 50 ships and aircraft have disappeared in the triangle in 50 years. However, the triangle “lost its appetite” in the mid-1980s.
So many theories – pseudoscientific, paranormal and ufological have been analyzed in an attempt to explain the mysterious phenomenon. The most reliable theory was put forward by Joseph Monaghan of Monash University in Australia.
In 2003 the scientist published an article in the American Journal of Physics titled “Could Methane Bubbles Sink Ships?” The researcher described the experiments, which he conducted to prove that this could be possible. His theory was supported by many other scientists.
According to Monaghan, huge bubbles can arise from undersea deposits of solid methane known as gas hydrates. An odorless gas found in swamps and mines, methane becomes solid under the enormous pressures found on the seafloor.
Ice-like methane deposits can rupture and become gaseous as they rise, creating bubbles on the surface, the AP wrote. The gas, when concentrated on the surface, can trigger malfunctions in the functioning of electronic equipment on board aircraft and ships. Ships can sink in these locations due to the sudden reduction in water density.
Another Bermuda phenomenon is the so-called Flying Dutchman, the inexplicable disappearance of ship crews. Most likely the reason for such incidents is infrasound. Some scientists believe that infrasound is created by gas bubbles as they rise to the surface.
Infrasonic vibrations trigger dangerous resonances from the heart and blood vessels. When having such resonance, a human being can have a panic attack. It may be possible for sailors seized by fear and panic to jump overboard in an attempt to rid themselves of the bizarre sensation.
However, there is no theory in the world that explains why the Bermuda Triangle stopped devouring ships and planes in the mid-1980s. Lawrence David Kusche, author of “The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved,” said there was no mystery at all. According to Kusche, the mystery does not exist – it was simply made by people.
Kusche took the problem seriously. He studied insurance company files, coast guard reports, investigation reports, etc. However, the Bermuda Triangle’s sad title as the most mysterious place in the world’s ocean is justified by several peculiarities.
This is one of two zones on Earth (the second is known as the Devil’s Sea) where the magnetic compass points to true south rather than magnetic south. The compass always points towards the south magnetic pole, while the opposite side – north – automatically points north.
In addition, spacecraft recorded considerable deviations from Earth’s gravity in the area. Gravity in the Bermuda Triangle is stronger than anywhere else in the world, which causes the formation of the Gulf Stream and its displacement towards northern Europe.
As for the reduction in the number of mysterious catastrophes, many explain this phenomenon with the emergence of space navigation. In addition, aircraft and watercraft equipment has become much more technologically advanced over the years.
The Sargasso Sea
Many people confuse the Sargasso Sea with the Bermuda Triangle. The sea is situated to the southeast of the triangle. Furthermore, many people are trying to find a solution to the mysteries of the triangle in the Sargasso Sea. However the sea is located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a certain peculiarity for which the sea got its name. Ocean currents move clockwise. Much gulf grass, or sargassum, accumulates in the area of water that currents delineate.
The sea is a giant whirlpool that has its own laws of life. The temperature of the water inside the whirlpool is much higher than outside. The water is still there almost always. There you can also see miraculous mirages when it seems, for example, that the sun rises in the east and west at the same time.
Richard Sylvester of the University of Western Australia has suggested that the giant whirlpool of the Sargasso Sea is a centrifuge that creates smaller whirlpools that reach the Bermuda Triangle area.
The whirlpools cause mini-cyclones in the air. Cyclones continue the spiral movement of water from which they arise, thus causing small aircraft to fall into the ocean.
The Devil’s Sea
This is a region of the Pacific around Miyake Island about 100 km south of Tokyo. This “relative” of the Bermuda Triangle cannot be found on any maps, but sailors prefer to stay away from the region. Storms can start out of nowhere and disappear just like they started.
Whales, dolphins and even birds do not inhabit this area. Nine ships went missing in the region in five years in the early 1950s. The most famous of these incidents is the disappearance of Kaiyo Maru No.5, a Japanese research vessel.
This is a very seismically active region. The sea floor is constantly moving; Volcanic islands appear and disappear regularly. The region is also known for its highly active cyclonic activity.
The Cape of Good Hope
This area off the coast of South Africa is also known as the Cape of Storms. A large number of ships have sunk there in hundreds of years. Most shipwrecks occurred because of bad weather, particularly killer waves also known as cable rolls. Scientists also call them lone waves.
These are very large waves up to 30 meters high. They are formed when two coherent waves become one. The height of a cape roll is equal to the heights of these two waves. They do not change shape during the distribution process, even when they encounter other similar waves along the way.
They can last for very great distances without losing their power. These huge waves create very large cavities in front of you whose depth corresponds to the height of the waves.
There are many other places in the world ocean where these waves can occur, but the area near the Cape of Good Hope is especially dangerous at this point.
The eastern part of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf
This area is known for a very impressive and mysterious phenomenon – giant luminous, spinning circles on the surface of the water.
German oceanologist Kurt Kahle believed that bright circles in the ocean appear as a result of underwater earthquakes that result in plankton luminescence.
As this impact occurs selectively, the spinning wheel illusion is created. This hypothesis has received criticism lately, for being unable to explain the logic in the transformation of the luminous circles. Modern science has not been able to explain the precise round shape of objects.
Scientists cannot explain the rays coming out of a center, nor can they say anything reasonable to explain the velocity of circulation. The UFO version seems to be the main one in this case.
This whirlpool has no planetary significance like the whirlpool in the Sargasso Sea. Yet sailors know dozens of spine-tingling stories about the incredible phenomenon.
This whirlpool occurs twice a day in the western part of the Norwegian Sea, off the northwest coast of Norway. The word ‘whirlwind’ was popularized by Edgar Poe in his story “A Descent into the Maelstrom”. A whirlpool is a very strong and large swirling body of water that has a considerable downdraft.
The water surface of the cavity at the center of the mighty vortex is tens of meters lower than the water surface in the ocean. The power of the whirlpool is ten times greater than the power of an ordinary current.
Interestingly, the whirlpool changes its direction to the opposite once every three or four months. Whirlwinds can occur in other regions of the globe, including the Bermuda Triangle.
It is generally believed that eddies normally rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, which is explained by the rotation of the planet Earth.