posted on Feb, 27 2005 @ 06:48 AM
Originally posted by Dallas
Last I heard 60 Planes & Ships were going a year and that the triangle was growing in size. I don't recall the ratio. Read Berlitz and
The size of the triangle is growing because if you don't fudge the facts they don't look very interesting. The triangle extends into the pacific too
you know- read the quote I provided above. Berlitz's research was so poor that he attributed a missing ship IN THE PACIFIC to the Bermuda Triangle.
Methane gas is having a hard time proving all the past and ongoing vanishing acts of Aircraft, without so much as a mayday from the pilots.
I'm sure methane gas can account for a small percentage of the missing boats and ships and one oil rig, but only a small percentage.
Actually methane discharges could bring down a plane, especially a plane with a piston-driven engine. Those engines need a good supply of oxygen to
run properly. Also you make no claim, not even a rationalization, to support your assertion that only a small percentage of ship disappearances can be
explained by methane discharges.
Furthermore, pilots don't generally disappear without so much as a mayday. I have never heard of any story of a plane simply dropping off of radar
once and for all, never to be heard from again, and I defy you to show me such a case, especially one not involving the infamous Martin Mariner
"flying bomb". Flight 19 was composed of students except for one pilot, the instructor. They got lost, remained in contact for hours, faded on and
off of radar as they ran around in circles, and it can be assumed that per their agreement over the radio, they ditched their planes together when the
first one of them ran out of fuel.
Interestingly enough while we are discussing flight 19, Berlitz misreports that all of the pilots were experts, when most of them were students.
Berlitz also falsely claims that it was calm seas that evening and therefore that the TVA Avengers should have remained afloat, however in truth the
weather had worsened that evening and it was not considered surprising that the aircraft were lost landing on such rough seas.
Why can't a large percentage of the missing planes and ships be located?, there isn't even any surface debri found.
The Bermuda Triangle is massive, just look at the map in the wikipedia link I gave you. It's easily 3 or 4 times the size of the state of Florida.
When a craft disappears at an undefined point in an area that large, your chances of finding the wreck are practically nil. Furthermore, the means of
the sinking will play a huge role. These craft aren't being torpedoed (i dont think) so they aren't breaking up and littering the ocean surface with
tons of stuff. They are probably going down whole with their contents trapped inside. Freak waves, Methane Hydate emissions, storms, etc can EASILY
cause disappearances without a trace.