Behind closed doors: Weekly edition by ???

Anonymous author, editor

Amy was sailing off the coast of Florida with her family in October. The sky was blue, the sun was out, and she was ready to have fun. But it wouldn’t last long. Soon, a darker stretch of water lay ahead, and suddenly rough waves kick in. She tried to send a distress call to the coast guard, but the line was dead. Almost as suddenly, she was hurled through the air into this bright light…and then she disappeared The sea was now calm; Amy’s family and the ship were nowhere to be seen. Chances are that the very unsuspecting family entered the Bermuda Triangle.

 The Bermuda Triangle, (also called the Devil’s Triangle) is a triangular-shaped area of ocean between Florida, Bermuda Island, and Puerto Rico. It is not considered of the biggest mysteries in the modern world, but it’s a mystery all the same, because planes, ships, and jets disappear over its haunted waters every year.

Some say aliens abduct people and ships, sea serpents eat boats/people, or ghosts appear in the fog to scare the life out of helpless sailors. Christopher Columbus claimed that his compass began to point in the opposite direction when his ship entered the triangle on his voyage to America in 1492.

One of the disappearances involved five pilots in army planes that went missing just as they entered the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945. This disappearance became known as, “ The Lost Squadron.”

Another strange happening in the Triangle was the disappearance/sinking of the U.S.S. Cyclops in 1918. A ship 542 feet long was launched in 1910 as a collier for the U.S Navy during World War I. This doomed ship was sailing for Bahia, Salvador, and also Baltimore, Maryland, but it was not to be. The Cyclops made an unscheduled stop at Barbados on March 3-4 to gather needed supplies. No remains of the ship were ever found, and no distress signal was sent from the ship. No one ever saw the U.S.S. Cyclops, or it’s crew, ever again.   

Another strange happening in the Triangle was the disappearance of the S.S. Marine Sulphur Queen. The ship was a tanker carrying molten sulphur that disappeared in the Triangle off the southern coast of Florida in 1963. The ship had 39 crew, members, all of them lost. No remains of the ship were ever found (just like the Cyclops), though many people searched for it. But the S.S. Marine Sulphur Queen could have sunk for a few reasons. A) It was going to be an oil tanker, but it ended up carrying molten sulphur, so the original design on the ship was not really made for it. B) The conversion of the vessel left it with an extremely high center of gravity, increasing the chances of the ship capsizing. C) The ship’s condition was “a disaster waiting to happen,” according to experts.

The Bermuda Triangle is truly strange. Will we ever discover the secret of it’s dark waters, or will the secret discover US?  Further evidence proves to be solid, but really, what’s the truth??

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