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Winer on Connemara v[edit]

I've managed to get my hands on copies of both of Winers books on the triangle and to my surprise he did modify his opinion between the first and second books. I've quoted from the letter that he included in the second book, but I think that the entry needs a proper rewrite to reflect this.Graham1973 (talk) 03:09, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Melbourne, FL/Bermuda, BDA - Florida's and Bermuda's corners of the triangle[edit]

While Hollywood has decided that Miami should be listed as the Florida corner of the Bermuda triangle, many more credible sources list a point near Melbourne, FL as the actual Florida corner. If you choose to keep the Miami reference for pop-culture reasons, then at a minimum a reference to the less glamorous location of Melbourne should also be included for completeness. Using Miami excludes all of the Gold Coast ship wrecks as well. Along with Florida, Bermuda is also a point of the triangle. Many citizens of Bermuda have special abilities due to being the most northern point of the Bermuda triangle. Some people have minor abilities such as photographic memory, and others have more serious abilities such as being able to control inanimate objects, and conversing with animals. Another amazing side affect that the Bermudian people have is that they are able to speak and walk from birth. The Bermudian government has declared all Bermudians, and non-Bermudians who have lived in Bermuda for an unbroken time period of ten years to have been affected by the triangle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.204.186.109 (talk) 03:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Our article currently says "Every writer gives different boundaries and vertices to the triangle (...)", and it's sourced to a FAQ page in the Naval History & Heritage Command. Please present what sources you have for Melbourne. --Enric Naval (talk) 10:30, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 March 2014[edit]

The devils triangle is another anomaly besides the bermuda, off the coast of japan, not the bermuda itself Shadowstreak00712946208364 (talk) 22:40, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 22:44, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
It already has its own article. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 17:08, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2014[edit]

Please change the Ellen Austin incident, it should be removed. Due to the paucity of evidence regarding this event, rendering it apocryphal. I base this on reference to Lawrence Kusche's research (as mentioned in The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved, pages 56 to 57). The lack of documentation regarding this mystery Kusche discovered in the 1881 newspapers of the destination port of the Ellen Austin (St. John's Newfoundland). Nor did he found mention of this incident in the New York Times Index or the Index to The Times (London). Kusche also notes the story originated in 1944, in The Stargazer Talks by Rupert Gould. 205.206.190.44 (talk) 19:58, 11 March 2014 (UTc)

At first face, it seems a keeper, one of the often-repeated classic cases that turns up in many triangle books. The fact that there's precious little original material is, I feel, germane to the entry too - it shows how many of these tales are padded with exaggeration, distortion and sheer invention. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 23:15, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 14:40, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Influence on Culture: Gulliver's Travels[edit]

The movie 'Gulliver's Travels' included going into the Bermuda Triangle. Can I add this? Auzcast351 (talk) 02:09, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Can you elaborate a bit? What film do you mean? A link would be good to whatever it is you mean. Sources rule :) Irondome (talk) 02:40, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

1492 Christopher Columbus was the first to describe the Bermuda Triangle[edit]

From http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/html/columbus.html:

Thursday 13 September 1492

On this day at the beginning of night the compasses northwested and in the morning they northeasted somewhat.

Monday September 17,

The pilots took the north, marking it [North Star], and found that the compasses northwested a full point [11 and one quarter degrees]; and the sailors were fearful and depressed and did not say why. The Admiral was aware of this and he ordered that the north again be marked when dawn came, and they found that the compasses were correct. The cause was that the North Star appears to move and not the compasses.

Sunday 23 September

Since the sea had been calm and smooth the men complained, saying that since in that region there were no rough seas [Sargasso Sea], it would never blow for a return to Spain. But later the sea rose high and without wind, which astonished them, because of which the Admiral says here that the high sea was very necessary for me, a sign which had not appeared except in the time of the Jews when they left Egypt and complained against Moses, who took them out of captivity.

Sunday, 30 September

Also the Admiral says here when night comes the compasses northwest one quarter, and when dawn comes they coincide with the North Star exactly.

203.4.164.1 (talk) 04:02, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Not a reliable source....
About discovering the Bermuda Triangle, note that extraordinary claims require extraordinary sources.
About the North Star. Columbus was observing Magnetic declination, a natural phenomena that is very well understood. For more info, maybe google will allow you to read this page. Or search "Columbus" on this page for an explanation of how other navigators discovered the same thing.
About the variable winds being explainable only by the Bermuda Triangle, you need a reliable source. --Enric Naval (talk) 20:22, 6 June 2014 (UTC)