The ocean is full of mysteries. Humans traditionally fear the ocean and prefer to admire it from ashore. There are places in the world ocean, which people fear especially.
Planes and ships disappear in those places without a trace. There are also giant whirlpools, giant waves and mysterious luminous circles in the water…There is a place in the ocean, where all of those phenomena exist at once. It is the Bermuda Triangle.
The square of the Bermuda Triangle makes up approximately a million of square kilometers. The triangle spreads from Florida to the Bermuda islands, then to Puerto Rico and back to Florida via the Bahamas.
The news about mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the area appeared at the end of the 1940s. A group of five Avenger bomber planes did not return to the base on December 5, 1945. The pilots only had time to say that they were entering the “white water.”
A hydroplane was sent to rescue the people, but the aircraft disappeared as well. Nearly 50 vessels and aircraft disappeared in the triangle in 50 years. However, the triangle “lost its appetite” in the middle of the 1980s.
So many theories – pseudoscientific, paranormal and ufological – have been analyzed in an attempt to explain the mysterious phenomenon. The most reliable theory was set forth by Joseph Monaghan of Australia’s Monash University.
In 2003, the scientist published an article in American Journal of Physics titled “Could Methane Bubbles Sink Ships?” The researcher described the experiments, which he conducted to prove that it could be possible. His theory was supported by many other scientists.
According to Monaghan, huge bubbles can erupt from undersea deposits of solid methane, known as gas hydrates. An odorless gas found in swamps and mines, methane becomes solid under the enormous pressures found on deep sea floors.
The icelike methane deposits can break off and become gaseous as they rise, creating bubbles at the surface, the AP wrote. The gas, when concentrated on the surface, can trigger malfunctions in the work of electronic equipment on board aircraft and ships. Ships can sink in such places because of the sudden reduction of the water density.
Another Bermuda phenomenon is the so-called Flying Dutchman – the inexplicable disappearance of ship crews. Most likely, the reason for such incidents is the infrasound. Some scientists believe that the infrasound is created by gas bubbles as they rise to the surface.
The infrasonic vibrations trigger dangerous resonance of the heart and the blood vessels. When having such resonance, a human being may have a panic attack. It can be possible that sailors, gripped with fear and panic, jump overboard in an attempt to get rid from the bizarre feeling.
However, there is no theory in the world to explain why the Bermuda Triangle stopped devouring ships and planes in the middle of the 1980s. Lawrence David Kusche, the author of “The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved,” said that there was no mystery at all. According to Kusche, the mystery does not exist – it was made simply made up by people.
Kusche approached the problem seriously. He studied the files of insurance companies, coast guards reports, investigation reports, etc. Nevertheless, the sad title of the Bermuda Triangle as the most mysterious place of the world ocean is justified by several peculiarities.
This is one of the two zones on Earth (the second one is known as the Devil’s Sea), where the magnetic compass points to the actual, rather than the magnetic south. The compass always points to the southern magnetic pole, whereas the opposite side – the north – automatically points to the north.
What is more, spaceships registered considerable deviations of earth gravity in the area. The gravity in the Bermuda Triangle is stronger than anywhere else in the world, which causes the formation of the Gulf Stream and its movement to the north of Europe.
As for the reduction of the number of mysterious catastrophes, many explain this phenomenon with the appearance of space navigation. In addition, the equipment of planes and vessels has become much more technologically advanced during the years.
The Sargasso Sea
Many people mix up the Sargasso Sea with the Bermuda Triangle. The sea is situated to the south-east off the triangle. Moreover, many people are trying to find a solution to the mysteries of the triangle in the Sargasso Sea. However, the sea is located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a certain peculiarity for which the sea was named so. Oceanic currents there move clockwise. A lot of gulfweed, or sargasso, gets accumulated in the water area, which the currents outline.
The sea is a giant whirlpool that has its own laws of life. The water temperature inside the whirlpool is much higher than on the outside of it. The water is still there nearly always. One can also see miraculous mirages there, when it seems, for example, that the sun rises in the east and in the west at the same time.
Richard Sylvester of the University of Western Australia suggested that the giant whirlpool of the Sargasso Sea is a centrifuge, which creates smaller whirlpools that reach the area of the Bermuda Triangle.
The whirlpools cause mini-cyclones in the air. The cyclones continue the spiral movement of water, from which they appear, and may thus make small aircraft crash into the ocean.
The Devil’s Sea
This is a region of the Pacific around Miyake Island, about 100 km south of Tokyo. This “relative” of the Bermuda Triangle can not be found on any map, but sailors prefer to keep away from the region. Storms may start there out of the blue and disappear just as they started.
Whales, dolphins and even birds do not inhabit this area. Nine ships disappeared in the region in five years in the beginning of the 1950s. The most famous of such incidents is the disappearance of Kaiyo Maru No.5, a Japanese research vessel.
This is a very seismically active region. The seabed is moving constantly; volcanic islands appear and disappear on a regular basis. The region is also known for its highly active cyclonic activity.
The Cape of Good Hope
This area off the coast of South Africa is also known as the Cape of Storms. A great deal of vessels have wrecked there in hundreds of years. Most of the wrecks took place because of bad weather, particularly killer waves, aka cape rollers. Scientists also call them solitary waves.
They are very large waves, up to 30 meters high. They are formed as two coherent waves become one. The height of one cape roller is equal to the heights of those two waves. They do not change their shape during the distribution process even when they encounter other similar waves on the way.
They can last for very large distances without losing their power. Such huge waves create very large cavities in front of them, the depth of which corresponds to the height of the waves.
There are many other places in the world ocean, where such waves can occur, but the area near the Cape of Good Hope is especially dangerous at this point.
The eastern part of the Indian ocean and the Persian Gulf
This area is known for a very impressive and mysterious phenomenon – giant luminous and whirling circles on the water surface.
German oceanologist Kurt Kahle believed that the luminous circles in the ocean appear as a result of underwater earthquakes, which result in the luminescence of plankton.
As long as this impact occurs selectively, the spinning wheel illusion is created. This hypothesis has received criticism lately, because it is incapable of explaining the logic in the transformation of the luminous circles. Modern science has not been able to explain the accurate round shape of the objects.
Scientists can not explain the rays that come out from one center, nor can they say anything reasonable to explain the velocity of circulation. The version of the UFO seems to be the primary one in this case.
This whirlpool is not of planetary significance as the whirlpool in the Sargasso Sea. Nevertheless, sailors know dozens of blood-chilling stories about the amazing phenomenon.
This whirlpool occurs twice a day, in the western part of the Sea of Norway, off the north-western coast of Norway. The word ‘maelstrom’ was popularized by Edgar Poe in his story “A Descent into the Maelstrom.” A maelstrom is a very strong and large swirling body of water which has considerable downdraft.
The water surface of the cavity in the center of the powerful vortex is tens of meters lower than the water surface in the ocean. The power of the whirlpool is ten times as much as the power of a common current.
Strangely enough, the whirlpool changes its direction to the opposite once in every three or four months. Maelstrom whirlpools may occur in other regions of the globe, including the Bermuda Triangle.
It is generally believed that the maelstroms normally whirl anticlockwise in the Northern hemisphere and clockwise – in the Southern hemisphere, which is explained with the rotation of planet Earth.
Mysterious disappearance of a woman who fell into a well
A very strange case occurred in Mexico when people heard a woman’s
scream coming from a well, but rescuers did not find anyone there. And
now they suspect it was a ghost.
creepiest thing is that the screaming woman was heard both by those who
called the rescuers and by the rescuers themselves. And this woman
answered their questions.
The incident happened a few days ago in
the Mexican city of Saltillo. From a narrow sewer well located on the
territory of a certain colony, a local resident heard women’s screams.
And this happened, as stated, at 3:30 am. This time – 3 am or 3:30 am in the culture of many nations is called the Devil’s Hour.
this man came to the nearest hospital, saying that a woman had fallen
into a well and was asking for help. He said the woman told him her name
of the “Violet” security group, who are constantly on duty at this
hospital, immediately went to the scene of the incident. They reached
the indicated well, the depth of which was 6 meters, and one of them
shouted into the dark depths, asking the name of the victim. Everyone
heard a woman’s voice answer “Juanita” from the depths.
this, the rescuers began to shine their lanterns into the well, but they
could not see the person there. Then they called the fire department
and within a few minutes firefighters arrived with special equipment.
lowered a ladder into the well and one of the firefighters went down on
it, but only discovered that it was completely empty and there were no
signs of human presence.
At the bottom of the well there was only a
narrow channel for water, through which even a child, let alone an
adult, could not crawl.
A subsequent search of the area, including
a nearby sewer, for the alleged victim turned up nothing. The rescuers
left the place in complete bewilderment.
When news of this
incident appeared in the media, local paranormal investigator Roberto
Avila claimed that Juanita was the ghost of a woman who had once died
were told that a person died here several years ago. Perhaps this
person still does not realize that he is no longer in the world of the
living, and his spirit still continues to cry out for help.”
also has a theory that in the well there was a “lower being from the
astral plane” who, with his screams, tried to provoke an accident on the
road that passes nearby.
“The lower entity from the astral plane
sits in a place where black waters pass. In these places, portals
regularly appear, which are gates to other dimensions,” says Avila.
“Cursed charity shop painting ruined my life”, says British woman
A British woman purchased a portrait of a young girl from a charity shop and now asserts that the picture is cursed, reports mirror.co.uk.
Elliot-Brown, aged 36, spotted an artwork by an unfamiliar artist at
the Hastings Advice Representation Center in St Leonards-on-Sea, East
Sussex, a month ago.
Simultaneously, the seller cautioned Zoe
about the painting possibly being cursed, revealing that a prior
purchaser of the same artwork had returned it to the store with the
statement “it ruined my life.”
Out of curiosity, Zoe captured an
image of the painting on her smartphone and shared the photo with her
68-year-old mother, Jane Elliot-Brown. Her mother seemed to be entranced
by the painting.
she began urging Zoe to acquire the painting. Yielding to her mother’s
persuasion, Zoe paid £20 for the artwork. However, as soon as she
introduced it into her home, strange occurrences commenced taking place.
Zoe entered her home and positioned the painting in the living room,
their dog named Cilla leaped up and started growling at the artwork.
Cilla deliberately kept her distance, refraining from approaching the
picture. Subsequently, Zoe’s mother’s health took a sharp decline. She
began experiencing alternating spells of fever and chills, requiring her
to wear four sweaters to keep warm.
Concurrently, Zoe’s mother
seemed to be captivated by the painting. She continuously gazed at it
and even caressed the painted girl’s cheek. During the night, she heard
peculiar knocks emanating from the room where the picture hung, despite
the room being unoccupied.
Zoe managed to persuade her mother that
the painting held negative energy and was cursed. However, Jane
staunchly defended the painting, reluctant to part with it.
never seen my mother yearn for something so intensely. She was
entranced by it, but not in a positive manner. She guarded it. She
frequently gazed at it. She ran her fingers over the painted girl’s
cheeks and polished the surface, although the painting didn’t require
“Each time I mentioned disposing of the painting, she
became exceedingly irritable. It transformed into a sort of family
heirloom for her, something she began cherishing.”
flatly refused to get rid of the painting. I think it’s a bit like the
magic power of the Lord of the Rings ring. It definitely works in an
attractive and charming way, it seems to pull you towards it.
“My mother became a bit like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings,” says Zoe.
herself says that it seems to her that the painted girl is very unhappy
and she stroked her to comfort her. She also does not attribute the
deterioration of her health to the purchase of the painting.
the same time, she admits that there were several cases when someone
seemed to knock on the door, and when she opened it, there was no one on
One day, Jane became so ill that she fainted right
in the bathroom. Zoe called 911, but her mother refused to go to the
hospital and was eventually left at home.
One morning, Zoe entered
the living room and saw her mother standing and stroking the painted
girl on her cheeks. And the mother could not remember how she ended up
in the living room and what she did at night.
was strange behavior, especially for my mom. She couldn’t remember
anything from what happened last night. My mom is still very weird and
distracted and doesn’t want to discuss it.”
And then something
even more frightening happened. Zoe and her friend Ben went for a walk
on a hill during a thunderstorm and suddenly saw a “creepy black figure”
that suddenly appeared in front of them.
They do not know if this
is related to the painting, but they immediately ran back in fear.
Deciding to get rid of the cursed painting, Zoey eventually took it and
took it to the same shop where she bought it.
And when she drove
up to the store, she saw that in one of the tires of the car, brand new,
someone stuck a screw. She gave the painting to the seller, but then
changed her mind and took it back.
didn’t want someone else to buy the painting and get hurt because of
it. Now Zoe wants to give the picture only to someone who understands
Now the painting is kept in Zoya’s house in a box filled with sage (it is believed that sage helps against evil spirits).
She also hung sage in every corner of the house, although Zoya’s mother was very unhappy with this.
thought knowing my luck some idiot will go and get it and try and burn
it and I don’t really want to be left with the remainder of whatever the
hell has been going on. Technically I was the last owner. [I want it]
dealt with properly. […]”
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