¨ Bermuda Triangle k2l18ly
Bermuda Triangle, region of the western Atlantic Ocean that has become associated
in the 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 sinister reputation of the Bermuda Triangle may be traceable to reports
made in the late 15th century by navigator Christopher Columbus concerning the
Sargasso Sea, in which floating masses of gulfweed were regarded as uncanny
and perilous by early sailors; others date the notoriety of the area to the
mid-19th century, when a number of reports were made of unexplained disappearances
and mysteriously abandoned ships. The earliest recorded disappearance of a United
States vessel in the area occurred in March 1918, when the USS Cyclops vanished.
The incident that consolidated the reputation of the Bermuda Triangle was the
disappearance in December 1945 of Flight 19, a training squadron of five U.S.
Navy torpedo bombers. The squadron left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with 14 crewmen
and disappeared after radioing a series of distress messages; a seaplane sent
in search of the squadron also disappeared. Aircraft that have disappeared in
the area since this incident include a DC-3 carrying 27 passengers in 1948 and
a C-124 Globemaster with 53 passengers in 1951. Among the ships that have disappeared
was the tankership Marine Sulphur Queen, which vanished with 39 men aboard in
Books, articles, and television broadcasts investigating the Bermuda Triangle
emphasize that, in the case of most of the disappearances, the weather was favorable,
the disappearances occurred in daylight after a sudden break in radio contact,
and the vessels vanished without a trace. However, skeptics point out that many
supposed mysteries result from careless or biased consideration of data. For
example, some losses attributed to the Bermuda Triangle actually occurred outside
the area of the triangle in inclement weather conditions or in darkness, and
some can be traced to known mechanical problems or inadequate equipment. In
the case of Flight 19, for example, the squadron commander was relatively inexperienced,
a compass was faulty, the squadron failed to follow instructions, and the aircraft
were operating under conditions of deteriorating weather and visibility and
with a low fuel supply. Other proposed explanations for disappearances in the
Bermuda Triangle include the action of physical forces unknown to science, a
“hole in the sky,” an unusual chemical component in the region's
seawater, and abduction by extraterrestrial beings.
Scientific evaluations of the Bermuda Triangle have concluded that the number
of disappearances in the region is not abnormal and that most of the disappearances
have logical explanations. Paranormal associations with the Bermuda Triangle
persist in the public mind, however.
¨ Gateway to Hell
Because of the paranormal phenomenon’s, a cemetery from Kansas is named
The Gateway to Hell.
A small town in Kansas called Stull. A quiet town, with just a few dozen houses
and two stores. But this place, apparently peaceful, has some scary secrets.
The local cemetery is considered one of the few places on Earth where we can
meet all the negative paranormal phenomenons. The locals are convinced that
this is the place from which Satan comes to our world.
The name of the town was given after the first man who was in charge of the
local mail, Silvester Stull, who died in 1862. The cemetery is located at the
end of the town, the cause of the town’s problems. Less than 100 toms
and one burned down church are the only clues which tells us that the place
is a cemetery.
Their problems start from the town’s postal code. Stull is the only town
in the U.S.A. with the code 666. A decision was taken to forbid anyone to come
any closer than 50 meters to the cemetery fence. Anyone who doesn’t respect
the decision risks even jail. This decision was taken to keep away the ghost
hunters and the curious ones ho want to see with their own eyes if the legends
The “Time” magazine asked the Pop John Paul II which was the reason
for asking that the plane he was travelling in, to Colorado, to not pass over
the little town in Kansas. The Pop answered that he didn’t wanted to get
near the “Cursed Ground” the name that he gived to the local cemetery.
The bad name of the place comes from all the stories and legends about the old
cemetery. Strange satanic rituals, spells and ghosts where reported in the last
150 years in that area. About the burned down church it is said that no drop
of rain drops inside the church although the building’s rough was destroyed
completely. Near the place there are a few stairs, and the locals says that
people who went down on them, came back after a few weeks, although they thought
that they were missing just for a few seconds. From one of the trees, inside
the cemetery, used to be hanged witches who were caught doing rituals of calling
the Satan. A legend says that inside the cemetery is one of the seven gates
which will open once the Devil comes back on Earth.
Dozens of scientists came over the last 25 years in the town to find out the
truth about “The Gateway to Hell”.
“It is truth, there were registered a series of strange phenomenon’s,
like vanishing of things, seeing of some ghostly shapes, cold winds only over
the cemetery. I don’t know if this things are caused by supernatural phenomenonts
or it’s just an active magnetic anomaly”, said Andrew Lawrence,
one of the scientists who studies the phenomenonts in Stull.