There have been many stories surrounding the mysterious region, stories such as UFO abduction, magnetic anomalies, and technology left behind by the lost city of Atlantis, although none of them has proof to support it.
The very phrase "Bermuda Triangle" has appeared only recently. It was coined by a fan of Spiritualism and esoteric Vincent Gaddis in 1964. By this toponym he meant an area located between the island of Puerto Rico, the Florida coast and Bermuda. According to the famous mystic of the last century, this area of the Atlantic became notorious due to the fact that hundreds of ships and aircraft disappeared there. Some ships, however, were found later, but without their crews and passengers. All these made Gaddis suggests that there was some anomaly in this area. However, he was not the first one to express this idea. In 1950, an American journalist Alexander Jones wrote an article about the mysterious disappearances of ships in this region. He called the region Sea Devil. Yet, the Bermuda Triangle acquired real popularity in 1974, when Charles Berlitz, a popularizer of Science, published a book under the same title where he collected descriptions of various mysterious disappearances in the area. The book immediately became a bestseller, and as a result, the mysterious and dangerous Sea Devil became known to the entire world. After that, different groups of scientists engaged in searching for reasons to explain these disappearances.
However, over time, the skeptics slowly gained the upper hand over amateur mystics. No anomalies in this part of the ocean were found, and the U.S. Coast Guard has issued several reports according to which the disappearances of ships in the Bermuda Triangle did not occur more frequently than in other regions of the ocean, and they occurred mainly due to storms. Historians, digging in the archives, found that the area since the discovery of America was very often visited by various vessels, including that of the pirates. Until the second half of the 20th century, sailors made no mention of it as a mysterious place where ships were constantly perishing. Persnickety journalists analyzed Berlitz's book and found that most of the facts presented by the writer were not entirely true, and some were just made up. And so it would seem that those who perpetrated the story only did it to make money.