The Bermuda Triangle, an area bounded by Miami, Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, has long been associated with strange activity.
While the boundaries of this zone are strict, peculiar happenings seem to emanate for hundreds of miles in every direction. In June 2020, a man captured a video of glowing orbs lighting up the sky on the Miami corner of the triangle.
At first glance, the orbs appeared to be a triangular craft rimmed by five lights, but upon closer inspection, there were six lines and one light was much brighter. The lights fanned out like they were six different crafts and then zoomed off into space at warp speed.
Some believe this could be a UFO sighting
Some believe this could be a UFO sighting, which is not uncommon, as a sighting is reported every eight seconds globally. The lights remind some of another phenomenon known as the Hessdalen lights, which have been seen over Norway for decades, always silent and moving at speeds estimated at twenty thousand miles per hour.
Two video experts, Michael Primo and Mark d’Antonio, examined the footage. Primo noted that there was no human reaction time, which was unusual for an unnatural phenomenon, and the operator panned away too quickly.
On the other hand, d’Antonio pointed out that the UFOs moved differently compared to the background and that the footage had evidence of bad tracking, which is when fake things are put into real footage to make it look real.
In the end, it was discovered that the video was a hoax created by overlaying orbs on real footage using a simple smartphone app. While this muddies the water for people studying UFOs, experts continue to scrutinize every sighting, always calling out hoaxes when they see them.
Reports of unexplained occurrences in the region date to the mid-19th century. Some ships were discovered completely abandoned for no apparent reason; others transmitted no distress signals and were never seen or heard from again.
Aircraft have been reported and then vanished, and rescue missions are said to have vanished when flying in the area. However, wreckage has not been found, and some of the theories advanced to explain the repeated mysteries have been fanciful.
Although theories of supernatural causes for these disappearances abound, geophysical and environmental factors are most likely responsible. One hypothesis is that pilots failed to account for the agonic line—the place at which there is no need to compensate for magnetic compass variation—as they approached the Bermuda Triangle, resulting in significant navigational error and catastrophe.
Another popular theory is that the missing vessels were felled by so-called “rogue waves,” which are massive waves that can reach heights of up to 100 feet (30.5 metres) and would theoretically be powerful enough to destroy all evidence of a ship or airplane.
The Bermuda Triangle is located in an area of the Atlantic Ocean where storms from multiple directions can converge, making rogue waves more likely to occur.