An article this week at an Indian website gives a nice four-page discussion about the Bermuda Triangle, detailing some of the historical disappearances and discussing a few of the various theories behind its mysterious nature.
The triangle does not exist, according to the U.S. Navy – further evidence that denial is not just a river in Egypt.
While both articles above manage to throw a lot of cold water on the whole idea of the Bermuda Triangle being either a) more dangerous than other maritime zones or b) imbued with any kind of paranormal qualities, the first article does mention a scientific phenomenon known as “oceanic flatulence” being a possible culprit in ship-sinkings. I found the idea of the sea farting to be rather humorous – but then I am sometimes a little juvenile.
Still, the idea of a mysterious area on the surface of the earth causing travelers to disappear is ripe pickings for fiction, and one cause of the disappearances not really considered in these articles is that of dimensional portals.
Yep, now we have crossed right over into science fiction. That’s why my short story, OTHERPLACE, not only has a Bermuda Triangle-like phenomenon that is really a dimensional portal, but it takes place on the moon, in the future, just for a little extra sci-fi fun. Oh, and it’s also a fantasy cross-over, just for good measure!