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Bermuda Triangle, region of the western Atlantic Ocean that has become associated in popular imagination with mysterious maritime disasters. Also known as the Devil's Triangle, the triangle-shaped area covers about 1,140,000 sq km (about 440,000 sq mi) between the island of Bermuda, the coast of southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.
The reputation of the Bermuda Triangle may be
traceable to reports made in the late 15th century by Italian-Spanish
navigator Christopher Columbus concerning the Sargasso Sea; others date
the notoriety of the area from the mid-19th century, when a number of
reports were made of unexplained disappearances. The incident that
consolidated the reputation of the Bermuda Triangle was the
disappearance in 1945 of Flight 19, a training squadron of five United
States Navy planes. At least four other reports of missing aircraft or
boats were made from the 1940s to the 1960s. However, some losses
actually occurred outside the region, in inclement weather conditions,
or in darkness, and some can be traced to mechanical or equipment
problems. Scientific evaluations have concluded that the number of
disappearances in the region is not abnormal and that most of the
disappearances have logical explanations.