In this article we will be taking a closer look at the more famous Bermuda Triangle disappearances over the years. Also known as ‘the Devil’s Triangle’ – one of the most mysterious places on our planet…
The Bermuda Triangle Myth
Sat between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico, this mysterious area off the Southeastern coast of the US holds many paranormal secrets. The following are some of the most famous cases linked to this area that covers 440,000 miles of sea…
The Mary Celeste Disappearance
Discovered on the 4th of December, 1872, The Mary Celeste is probably one of the most famous sea-based mysteries of all time…no wonder it was finally linked to the area of the Bermuda Triangle!
When it was found, everything on the ship was in the right place – except for the crew.
It was on a sea journey from New York to Genoa and it was discovered a matter of days after it left port.
Captain Benjamin Briggs was in charge of seven crew along with his wife and two-year-old daughter. All of them disappeared without a trace.
The ghostly abandoned ship was found by a British vessel named the Dei Gratia, it was under partial sail and the lifeboat was gone.
The Mary Celeste was carrying large amounts of alcohol on it’s journey – nine of these barrels were found empty…
The Ellen Austin Ghost Ship Incident
The Ellen Austin was a 210 ft. long American white oak schooner that was on a journey to London when it encountered a abandoned boat near the outskirts of the Bermuda Triangle.
The Captain of the Austin, Captain Baker, decided that the scene was too mysterious to leave – so he ordered his crew to observe the boat to try and find out what was going on.
They observed the boat for two whole days – nothing.
The Captain boarded the ship with his crew and found everything in order – minus the crew.
He ordered a few of his best crew members to stay on the derelict ship and sail back behind the Ellen Austin.
They set to sail together on calm waters but without warning…the derelict ship vanished without a trace along with the captain’s crew members.
The Austin remained in the area for several days after the disappearance, and finally, the derelict boat was spotted once again.
Unfortunately there was no sign of the crew members that Captain Baker left on board…
The USS Cyclops Story
The USS Cyclops story marks the largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy in a single incident.
At the time, it was one of the Navy’s biggest fuel ships – it set sail in March 1918 from Brazil on a course towards Baltimore, unfortunately, it’s journey took it through the Bermuda Triangle.
There were just over 300 crew members on board and the ship was in the process of carrying 10,800 tons of manganese ore – obviously worth a great deal of money!
The seas were thought to have been calm, and the HQ had already received one message from the ship to confirm this…but that was the last they ever heard of the Cyclops.
No distress signal was sent and an entire search of the area brought back nothing…
The Carroll Deering Ship Mystery
Now known as the ‘Ghost Ship of the Outer Banks’ – the abandonment of the Carroll A. Deering commercial schooner is one of the most famous maritime ‘head-scratchers’ of the 20th century.
It was discovered on January the 31st, 1921, on the Hatteras Diamond Shoals outside North Carolina.
At first, authorities believed the ship to be involved with illegal alcohol transport, but when they finally managed to board the vessel, they found it totally abandoned.
Everything was gone – the crew, the cargo, the log books, personal items – everything!
It’s worth noting that during this 1921 period, nine ships were reported missing in the Bermuda Triangle area.
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