It depends on whose views you are reading whether there is something fishy or not. Though there are some weird indications that had been seen by victims like storms, compass failure, hurricanes, lack of radio on board, and structural weakness. And due to these theories Bermuda triangle has several names like "Devil's Triangle" or "Isle of devils".
Popular Theories solving the mystery of Bermuda Triangle
It is claimed that more than 50 ships and 20 planes have disappeared in the Bermuda triangle within the last century and around 1000 in the past 500 years. It is still a mystery, where these aircrafts and water crafts disappeared. What actually happened with all? There is not a single theory which can explain all these disappearances. Several theories have given by many people, but not a single theory is universally accepted as the real cause of such incidents. Some of the most popular theories are given here
The methane gas theory was given in 1998 by Dr. Ben Clennell of Leads University, England. He stated that large amount of methane gas releases due to landslides under the water floors of ocean. And because of these landslides, related area gets converted into very low water density due to which the water crafts sink. And because of the high inflammable quality it is also explosive which may cause aircrafts to catch fire.
Many studies have been done on this subsequently and it has been found that there is large amount of methane hydrates in ocean in frozen condition at below zero temperature. And large amount of methane gas releases as the result of decomposition of these hydrates. Because of methane, water heats up which causes water crafts to sink due to less float-ability. The air-crafts also crash as methane causes saturated air atmosphere to get stormy.
Even this theory could not clearly define and justify the disappearance of water-crafts and air-crafts because methane reserves are situated at a big distance from Bermuda triangle but there not even a single case like this has happened. And for any ship to sink, it takes time, therefore meanwhile any message could be sent.
Gulf stream is nothing but the ocean current which originates in the gulf of Mexico and passes through Bermuda triangle via straits of Florida, North Atlantic. It forms itself like a river in a ocean that can easily waft the floating objects like ships and other water-crafts with it. And even an aircraft which is flying near the water level can be affected.
The magnetic north and absolute geographical north has a variation. It means the north which is shown by a compass is not actual north which is North Pole. This variation is approx 1500 miles. If we keep follow the compass shown north, then we will be reaching Prince of Wales Island of Canada, which is about 1,500 miles away from the North Pole. It shows a 20-degree variation. So ships and other water-crafts make an adjustment to get the right direction. But in Bermuda triangle there is a place where these two become same. It means compass shows the direction as north is actual North Pole. And this compass variation causes a big problem to determine the actual direction which leads to an accident.
This theory was also unable to define the mystery of Bermuda Triangle completely, because there were many pilots and captains who were having in-depth knowledge of atmospheric conditions, directions and compass variation, even then they were trapped in Bermuda Triangle.
This theory was given by a Canadian scientist John Hutchison, who demonstrated an electromagnetic fog in his laboratory in 1979. He demonstrated it when different electromagnetic waves interplay with each-other. Which leads to some strange happening like objects rise in air, water swirling in a cup or some objects shooting in a high speed.
Electromagnetic field is generated by metallic wire's coils. When a current is passed through these wires, it generates electromagnetic current or field and this is called electromagnetism. Hutchison demonstrated this strange behavior of objects in electromagnetic field more than 750 times and proved that it is due to interplay of electromagnetic field. And said a strange brown colored fog is formed which leads to such occurrences.
Although this effect has been proven but still there is no exact prediction when it will occur, because in 99 percentage cases it didn't happen at all.
The Sargasso Sea is located in North Atlantic which is 700 miles wide and 2000 miles long and has no shores. It is bounded by sea currents from all sides. This whole area is covered by long dense seaweeds on its surface which looks like a mat. Its name is Sargassum by which the ocean name is also derived from. Bermuda is located on its western fringes. There are lots of mysterious incidents have been happening in this area since long time. In many cases the ships which were lost, were found floating here without a single soul on it. Many ships were lost while traveling from here and reappeared without any person.
Lots of storms are raised in Bermuda Triangle very often and very quickly. These storms are so quick that even a satellite doesn't predict such storms. And if a ship is moving through that area, there is always a chance to sink.
Hurricanes are also very powerful storms which rise from South Eastern Atlantic and pass through the Bermuda triangle. These hurricanes also cause loss and extreme damage in that particular area. Mostly these originate in the months of June to November.
Human errors also could not be neglected for such accidents. As Bermuda Triangle area is very vast and has lots of identical islands. So it is very often that they move towards wrong direction. And after realizing the errors, it is quite late to return and refuel the ship because after covering such a long way, ship runs out of fuel.
There are several stories related to Bermuda Triangle. The most popular story is the lost city of Atlantis. Some people believe that there used to be a city named Atlantis which is now under water. There are rock formations near Biminis Island near the Bahamas. These rock formations are well arranged and look like manmade road and walls. They say that Atlantis is dependent upon a powerful energy crystal which produces large amount of energy and navigates the ships near to the area. And sometimes it destroys them because of excess amount of energy.
Some other supernatural stories are related to aliens. People believe that ships and aircrafts are trapped by aliens, who often come there by UFOs. But it still remains to be proved.
Like every other controversial topic, Bermuda Triangle also debated by some other views. Critics believe that there is nothing uncommon here. It is a vast area and the main area to connect the Europe, Caribbean Islands & US Coast. They say that authors wrote many fake and imaginary stories to get easy publicity and media supports them because such kinds of books are highly demanded in the market. As this area is very much affected by Hurricanes, it is very common to meet with such accidents.