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16 of history's greatest unsolved mysteries

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Bermuda Triangle

Over the last 500 years, ships and airplanes have gone missing inside a triangular section of the North Atlantic Ocean called the Bermuda (or Devil's) Triangle. This mysterious area is bounded by the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda; Miama, Florida, U.S.; and the American territory of Puerto Rico.

The earliest article to reference a disappearance was in The Miami Herald in 1950. However, the "Bermuda Triangle" itself was coined by Vincent Gaddis in a 1964 article.

Since then, scientists and amateurs have floated various theories - from sea monsters to unidentified flying objects (UFOs) - but nobody has been successful in decoding the mystery. In August 2018, a Channel 5 documentary - “The Bermuda Triangle Enigma” - suggested the disappearances could be attributed to 100 feet (30 meter) tall "rogue" waves that engulf ships and planes attempting to navigate the area.

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