Virtually the Entire PSEUDOSCIENCE/SUPERNATURAL LEGEND that Surrounds the BERMUDA TRIANGLE was STARTED AND CREATED BY CHARLES BERLITZ IN HIS BOOK THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE, PUBLISHED IN 1973.
By Taking Bits and Pieces of Different "DISAPPEARANCES", "INCIDENTS", AND OTHER "MYSTERIES" from the area, Berlitz attempted to create a Hazardous- Danger Zone in the Atlantic Ocean. HOWEVER, NO SCIENTIFIC BODY, THE U.S. COAST GUARD, OR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HAS EVER RECOGNIZED THIS AREA AS AN ACTUAL AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST.
In the Future, I will look at some other Incidents, but for the Time Being lets stick with THE CYCLOPS.
Theories to Explain the Loss of the Cyclops, that are Considered to be Lacking in Any Actual Solid Evidence to support the Conclusions being made, come from Several Different Places:
- NATURAL EVENTS THAT ARE EXTREMELY RARE.
To be placed in this group means that the QUALITY OF EVIDENCE BEING OFFERED AND ANALYZED IS SO POOR, THAT NO RATIONAL OR REASONABLE CONCLUSION/EXPLANATION CAN BE MADE USING ANY OF IT AS A NECESSARY SOURCE FOR SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF WHAT CAUSED THE LOSS OF THE CYCLOPS.
#1- POLITICAL\SOCIAL- These are Mainly Speculations that the LOSS OF THE CYCLOPS was due to MUTINY AND TREASON, WITH THE SHIP BEING TURNED OVER TO THE GERMAN NAVY. ( In This Time Period the UNITED STATES was at War with Germany, WORLD WAR 1.)
#2- SUPERNATURAL- These Proposed Explanations are the USUAL TYPE OF PARANORMAL CLAIMS THAT SPRING UP FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE, ON LAND OR SEA. UFO ABDUCTION, SEA MONSTERS, ALTERNATE DIMENSIONS, AND LOST CIVILIZATIONS ARE THE MAIN ONES MENTIONED TO EXPLAIN THE LOSS OF THE CYCLOPS.
#3- RARE NATURAL EVENTS- INCLUDES SUCH THINGS AS WATER SPOUTS, UNDERWATER VOLCANOES, WHIRLPOOLS,
In Future Posts on this Topic, We'll look at the More Likely/Reasonable
Scenarios that May have led to the Demise of the CYCLOPS.