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Statistics of the Bermuda Triangle

  1. Oct 4, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    I've noticed that a few people say that what occurs in the Bermuda triangle is simple statistics; that for the amount of aircraft/boats that travel through there, the dissappearence and accident rates are not anything out of the normal. I couldn't find the information throughout the various threads on this article so i was wondering if someone can point me to a credible source that shows a statistical analysis of the Bermuda Triangle.
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2005 #2

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    For the most part, the statistics are no different for the BT than anywhere else. The argument is that a good number of unusual disappearances are the key. These are what really create the interest. The number of unusual disappearances is probably extremely small as compared to the total number of craft lost to bad weather or other known causes, so any statistical evidence would be buried in the noise. The evidence for anything unusual has to be considered on a case by case basis.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2005 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Got any actual references I can use?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2005 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Do you mean specific cases? There are plenty of links in the previous discussions.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2005 #5

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    Here is a typical report
    http://www.coverups.com/bermuda.htm
     
  8. Oct 4, 2005 #7

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    Well I mean are there any pages that show the # of disappearences vs. the # of ships/aircraft that go through there per year along with the same statistics for other parts of the world?
     
  9. Oct 4, 2005 #8

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    People have looked at this and I am pretty sure that I've seen this information on the net, but I don't know exactly where to find it. For formal proof, the easiest place to look is at insurance companies. Lloyds of London, the worlds largest maritime insurer, charges no more for shipping in the BT than similar locations elsewhere. Perhaps you can get something from Lloyds. Also, you might check with the Coast Gaurd.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2005 #9

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    Alright, thank you.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2005 #10

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    Here is an old thread about it. Bermuda Triangle Solved

    "According to Lloyd's Records, 428 vessels have been reported missing throughout the world since 1955, and it may interest you to know that our intelligence service can find no evidence to support the claim that the Bermuda Triangle has more losses than elsewhere. This finding is upheld by the United States Coastguard whose computer based records of casualties in the Atlantic go back to 1958."

    http://www.spartechsoftware.com/dimensions/places/BermudaTriangle.htm
     
  12. Oct 11, 2005 #11

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    I jsut googled "Bermuda triangle" and "lloyds of london" and this thread acme up on the first page!!!
     
  13. Nov 27, 2005 #12

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    One of the stranger BT stories

    This strange story just aired on the Sci Fi Channel's BT program.

    http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/html/rare_form.html
     
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