Approximately seven days ago, Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared after taking off from Kuala Lumpur. Today, planes and boats are still searching the seas around the Gulf of Thailand to try to find any clue as to what happened to the aircraft.
Many theories have come to the surface, but most recently one has been at the top of the list: the Bermuda Triangle.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, has been a controversial topic of conversation since 1950 when allegations of unusual disappearances began with Edward Van Winkle Jones publishing an article in The Miami Herald.
Although researches have argued that no more ships and planes have been lost in that area than any other part of the ocean, the mystery remains, manufactured or no.
Now, 64 years later, the region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean is being speculated about again.
According to Yahoo News, some have speculated that Flight 370 disappeared over a patch of ocean that is on the exact opposite part of the globe from the Bermuda Triangle. This is spooky … until you look at a globe and realize that is not true.
So, why the continued connection to the Triangle? Perhaps it is because a few days ago a Malaysian politician tweeted: “New Bermuda Triangle detected in Vietnam waters, well-equipped sophisticated devices are of no use!”
Although he later apologized, the rumor was already flooding social network sites.
On Facebook if you click on a link that reads “Malaysian Airline Found” it takes you to a page called Caught on Camera. In order to even see the “revealing” video on the site, you have to share the link, therefore it spreads like wildfire. For the users who are a bit more savvy and who try to close the link, another window pops up that reads “Please click image above and share us on Facebook to close.”
Another Facebook video post claims that Flight 370 has been found in the Bermuda Triangle with all 239 passengers still alive. However, there is no video footage. The message is a scam to trick users into promoting bogus online surveys.
Other speculation to the disappearance of the Malaysian flight have circled around alien involvement, a Snowden conspiracy, hijacking, and the Illuminati.
Until Flight 370 is found – and that could take years – supernatural and conspiracy theories will most likely continue. But, at some point, reason surely has to kick in … even for those on Twitter and Facebook.
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