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Forget about aliens, sea monsters, and whirlpools. Despite being supported by science, one expert claims to have “solved” the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, which will nevertheless make you shudder.
Geology may be able to explain the disappearances of planes and boats, according to Nick Hutchings, a mineral prospector, who was interviewed for the 2019 Channel 5 series Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle.
According to Britannica, more than 50 ships and 20 aeroplanes have vanished without a trace in the mysterious, roughly triangular-shaped region of the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North America.
Since the middle of the 19th century, stories of disappearances in the area, sometimes known as “The Devil’s Triangle,” off the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Greater Antilles islands have been made. There have been no obvious causes, no debris or distress signals, and crews and passengers who have never been heard from again.
What does Hutchings attribute it to if the conspiracy ideas are incorrect and there is no supernatural force responsible for the disappearance of these boats?
Well, rocks, apparently.
Hutchings explained to camera in the 60-minute doc: “Bermuda’s basically a sea mountain – it’s an underwater volcano. 30 million years ago, it was sticking up above sea level.
“It has now eroded away and we’re left with the top of a volcano. We have a few core samples, which have magnetite in them. It’s the most magnetic naturally occurring material on Earth.”
What does that mean for the ships, then?
Using only a small piece of the rock and a compass, Hutchings conducted an experiment to demonstrate using the doc.
The compass’s needle went mad as it was passed over the rock, rendering it entirely useless.
“You can just imagine the ancient mariners sailing past Bermuda,” he explained. “It would be very disconcerting.”
In other words – people were simply lost.
Although sailors have reported seeing ghost ships and other strange occurrences in the eerie region, Karl Kruszelnicki, a scientist at Sydney University in Australia, asserts that the percentage of missing planes and boats is comparable to that of any other heavily travelled area of the ocean, suggesting that the area isn’t as mysterious as it first appears.
According to Kruszelnicki, inclement weather and incorrect navigational choices are primarily to blame for missing individuals and vessels.
He told news.com.au back in 2017: “It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America – therefore you have a lot of traffic.
“According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard, the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”
Volunteer in largest hunt for Loch Ness Monster in 50 years reveals there were ‘sightings’
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There were ‘sightings’ on Saturday, August 26, according to a volunteer who is a member of the greatest Loch Ness Monster hunt in 50 years.
There is little doubt that the Loch Ness Monster enigma has persisted for a long time, and recent searches have scarcely turned up any conclusive solutions.
Nevertheless, thousands make an effort each year to uncover proof that the monster actually exists.
Hundreds of volunteers began arriving in the Scottish Highlands in quest of the fabled creature.
The Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit has partnered with a group of researchers from Loch Ness Exploration (LNE) to carry out the largest surface water study for the creature in more than 50 years during a two-day search operation.
Since the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau began looking for evidence of the monster back in 1972—roughly 51 years ago—it is believed to be the most thorough study.
A team of volunteers has been searching for Nessie with the aid of unique tools that have never been used on the loch.
Drones are also being used to create thermal imagery of the notorious waters in an effort to find any weird anomalies that may be hiding deep beneath the surface.
It marks the start of day two of the search for Loch Ness, but a volunteer on the expedition has already recounted events that occurred on the Saturday.
One of the hundreds of volunteers participating that weekend, Craig Gallifrey, told Sky News that there had been some “sightings” the day before.
After being asked by Sky News if he thinks the search will provide any sightings, Gallifrey said: “It’s hard to say, it would be nice to find something new that might be in the Loch, but with the results on Friday with the four unidentified sounds it’s something we going to explore at lot more today (Sunday).
He added: “There were some sightings yesterday which are all being collated so hopefully we will have something by the end of the weekend.”
Adding to that, the volunteer said: “There were some reports from people that were watching on webcams and doing the surface watch, so we are just collecting all that evidence.”
Speaking ahead of the search, Alan McKenna from LNE said the hope for the search was to find evidence of Nessie’s existence.
“Since starting LNE, it’s always been our goal to record, study and analyse all manner of natural behaviour and phenomena that may be more challenging to explain,” he said.
“It’s our hope to inspire a new generation of Loch Ness enthusiasts and by joining this large-scale surface watch, you’ll have a real opportunity to personally contribute towards this fascinating mystery that has captivated so many people from around the world.”