A hotspot for unexplained disappearances and alleged UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle has been teasing our imagination for decades. With mysterious disappearances of airplanes, ships, and people, the Bermuda Triangle has spawned a host of conspiracy theories and just as many books, movies, and even comic books.
But how much do you know about the most mysterious corner of our planet? Hello and welcome to another episode of The Infographics Show- today we’re taking a look at 50 shocking facts about the Bermuda Triangle.
50. The Bermuda Triangle extends from Bermuda to Miami and Puerto Rico, and covers 440,000 square miles of ocean.
49. Due to so many unexplained disappearances, it is also known as the Devil’s Triangle.
48. Planes or ships lost in the triangle are often not found- scientists believe that this is because the Gulf Stream runs near the triangle and quickly removes the debris from the search area.
47. It’s estimated that 1000 lives have been lost in the last 100 years.
46. Despite the apparent danger from alleged sea monsters, aliens, and the ancient city of Atlantis, it’s still one of the premier vacation destinations in the world.
45. Situated within the Triangle is the US Navy’s AUTEC facility, which stands for Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center, located on the Andros island of the Bahamas. The Navy uses the facility to test submarines, sonar, and other weapons- but many believe they have a part to play in the Triangle’s disappearances or are investigating the true sources.