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As has likely been said before, Bermudians really don’t care for the triangle myth and not much of it is actually mentioned of it by the locals.  Honestly, it’s a myth that’s been foisted onto Bermuda, not something created by home spun lore.  Anyhow, one Yale student columnist, last year, sought to publish his own debunking:

I did learn some interesting things along the way. For instance, the Bermuda Triangle is a much more recent construction than I first assumed. The earliest recorded mention of anything resembling the modern myth came in a 1950 newspaper article, and the term itself was not coined until 1964. This is unexpected, given the abundance of far older shipwrecks now attributed to it.

It also shares a Yale connection. The late Charles Berlitz ’36, polyglot and heir to the eponymous language empire, authored an utterly sensationalist expose titled “The Bermuda Triangle” in 1974, in which he posited time travel, dimensional portals, alien abduction and Atlantis as possible explanations for disappearing craft. This book — in all its wildly embellished, Bigfoot-citing glory — sold over 20 million copies and is widely credited with seeding public fascination with the triangle.

Sure, the Bermuda Triangle is just a few unsolved disappearances blown way out of proportion: a scaffold onto which years of supernatural hyperbole is draped. But if a magna cum laude Yalie who spoke 32 languages and wrote about Roswell says Bigfoot is to blame, really, who are we to argue?

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