Latitude & Longitude: Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle has been the subject of many news and magazine articles. This region of the Atlantic Ocean has a reputation with the public. Yet there have been no official government or scientific studies into this mysterious region. Why have scientists and government agencies shown such little interest in the Bermuda Triangle?
The Bermuda Triangle is defined as 3 imaginary lines that are connected by three points: Bermuda, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida.
According to publications over a hundred mysterious disappearances of planes and ships have occurred in the Bermuda Triangle.
o Flight 19 – five naval planes on a training mission
o Took off at 2:00 pm from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
o After an hour and a half a radio transmission was picked up, the crew reported “I don’t know where we are, we must have gotten lost after that last turn.”
o 7:00 pm the radio transmission was lost, and a rescue plane was sent out
o The rescue plane also went missing
Investigating The Bermuda Triangle.
1. Turn to the map on the last page – connect Miami, San Juan and Bermuda so that they form a triangle (refer to picture on page 1)
2. Use the data below to plot 17 mysterious disappearances that were supposedly connected to the Bermuda Triangle
3. Label each point you plot on your map with the number associated with it (1-17)
Coordinate Points Below: (use this map)
Ship or Plane
1. Bella April 1854
2. Mary Celeste December 1872
3. Freya October 1902
4. Carroll A. Deering January 1921
5. Raifuku Maru April 1925
6. John and Mary April 1932
7. La Dabama August 1935
8. Gloria Colita February 1940
9. Flight 19 December 1945
10. Globemaster March 1950
11. British York Transport February 1953
12. Connemara IV September 1955
13. Marine Sulphur Queen February 1963
14. C- 119 Flying Boxcar June 1965
15. Scorpion May 1968
16. Teignmouth Electron July 1969
17. V.A. Fogg February 1972