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BondiTram
107784.  Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:01 am Reply with quote

Was that just before he disappeared?

 
gyunyu
108121.  Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:01 am Reply with quote

I'm not sure about that one i think the first documented case of a ship dissappearing was in 1951 i think, however columbus has said to have seen strange lights on the horizon and weird animals but his ship never sank. I have always been told that methane hydrates were the cause of ships losing adequate bouancy then sinking quickly, however i have no idea how that would effect aircraft. Anyone care to enlighten us?

 
bookworm
108130.  Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:18 am Reply with quote

gyunyu wrote:
I have always been told that methane hydrates were the cause of ships losing adequate bouancy then sinking quickly, however i have no idea how that would effect aircraft. Anyone care to enlighten us?


I also thought that methane hydrates were to blame for ships sinking but the myth about aircraft is mainly that their compas' go crazy and the pilots get disorientated. The earliest account of aircraft being lost to the triangle i could find was Flight 19 but that was later put down to human error.

The earliest case of a ship being lost to the triangle i could find was credited to the U.S.S Cyclops in 1918.

I may well be wrong here so please correct me if i am.

 
gyunyu
108145.  Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:49 am Reply with quote

You could be correct here actually as i remember hearing that when columbus was sailing through he also reported his compass going crazy. as for the USS Cyclops in 1918 I belive the Americans would have been at war then so it is highly probable that it was shot down by another enemy aircraft. I was kind of right as in 1951 was the first mention of ships and aircraft going missing.

 
dr.bob
109035.  Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:17 am Reply with quote

I recall a debunker of famous mystical things (probably James Randi, as it tends to be) claiming that the Bermuda Triangle actually contains a few square miles of land. He suggested that if there really was something spooky and mystical going on there, surely a few buildings should've gone missing by now.

 
BondiTram
109069.  Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:55 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
I recall a debunker of famous mystical things (probably James Randi, as it tends to be) claiming that the Bermuda Triangle actually contains a few square miles of land. He suggested that if there really was something spooky and mystical going on there, surely a few buildings should've gone missing by now.


Aren't they fastened down though? Maybe that's the difference. Anybody know how campsites have fared?

 
gerontius grumpus
109480.  Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:31 pm Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Bermuda Triangle yet. Is it too obvious?



What a spooky coincidence that a Bermuda sail is triangular.

 
defenestrator
120396.  Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:34 pm Reply with quote

While the bermuda triangle may sound romantic, the notion of aliens, giant gas bubbles and military conspiracies is all wrong. According to Lloyds registry of shipping (who hold every statistic of every ship ever to hit the water) the area defined as the bermuda triangle contains no more unexplainable dissapearences per unit area than any other region of ocean on the face of the earth. The case of a vanishing squadron of american Avenger aircraft in 1945 was probably down to inexperienced pilots and a navigation error by the instructor. And the USS Cyclops was a coal carrying vessel that was not a ship of the US navy, just their auxilliary service. Coal has always been a very volatile cargo especially when held in large quantities and her disappearance should be considered no different to any other. The tragic truth is that no matter how strong a ship is or how well weather can be predicted the oceans of the world will always be beyond the control of mankind and we should never under any circumstances consider the possibility of taming them.

P.s. the bermuda triangle is often linked to the case of the marie celeste, even though the marie celeste was discovered on the other side of the atlantic, and was not even called the marie celeste. She was 'renamed' from the mary celeste by our greatest detective author sir arther conan doyle himself in a short story not long after the 'celeste's' discovery

 
boldie
206172.  Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:37 am Reply with quote

defenestrator wrote:
While the bermuda triangle may sound romantic, the notion of aliens, giant gas bubbles and military conspiracies is all wrong. According to Lloyds registry of shipping (who hold every statistic of every ship ever to hit the water) the area defined as the bermuda triangle contains no more unexplainable dissapearences per unit area than any other region of ocean on the face of the earth.


ha!..Just what I'd expect them to say! Their denial proves there is something seriously wrong in that area..I'll call Oliver Stone right now and we'll get onto explaining what's really going on in a million dollar blockbusting movie..(Probably starring Tom Hanks)

 
edwardking
250189.  Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:30 pm Reply with quote

i'm surprised scooby-doo hasn't been set on the bermuda triangle ... yet

 
sally carr
954935.  Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:22 pm Reply with quote

My granddad was coachman to Sir Thomas Cubitt who was Governor of Bermuda from 1931-36.

 
Zebra57
996801.  Wed May 15, 2013 6:25 pm Reply with quote

The 15th NatWest Island Games are due to take place in Bermuda from July 13th - July 19th 2013. Here is a list of the participants.

Aland Islands, Alderney,
Bermuda, Cayman Islands
Falklands, Faroes
Froya, Gibraltar
Gotland, Greenland
Guernsey, Hitra
Isle of Man, Isle of Wight
Jersey, Menorca
Orkney Islands, Rhodes
Saaremaa, Sark
Shetland Islands
St Helena
Western Isles and Ynys Mon

http://www.natwestislandgames2013.com/index.html#

 
Spud McLaren
996813.  Wed May 15, 2013 7:30 pm Reply with quote

edwardking wrote:
i'm surprised scooby-doo hasn't been set on the bermuda triangle ... yet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo!_Pirates_Ahoy!

http://scoobydoo.wikia.com/wiki/A_Creepy_Tangle_in_the_Bermuda_Triangle

 
Zebra57
1126927.  Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:31 pm Reply with quote

It is a tradition that every year Bermuda sends Easter Lilies to Her Majesty The Queen. The export of lilies was once an major source of income for the island.

 
duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk
1247027.  Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:11 am Reply with quote

On 10 March 1973 Sir Richard Sharples, the governor of the island and his ADC Captain Hugh Sayers were shot dead by a Black Power assassin outside Government House following a dinner party. He was the only governor of a British colonial territory to be assassinated.

Erskine Burrows, their killer, and his accomplice Larry Tacklyn were executed for the murders on 2 December 1977. Both executions were to be the last carried out on British territory in the world.

[Wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Sharples]

[truecrimelibrary.com/crimearticle/larry-tacklyn-and-erskine-burrows]

 

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