Australian scientist Karl Kruszelnicki and the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have dismissed the supernatural reputation of the Bermuda Triangle. They argue that the disappearances of ships and planes in the area are not mysterious but rather a result of probabilities.
NOAA states that there is no evidence to suggest that disappearances occur more frequently in the Bermuda Triangle compared to other well-traveled ocean areas. Kruszelnicki, supported by Lloyd’s of London and the U.S. Coast Guard, asserts that the number of incidents in the Bermuda Triangle is proportional to global percentages of disappearances.
NOAA attributes most Bermuda Triangle disappearances to environmental factors, such as the Gulf Stream’s volatile weather changes, complex navigation due to numerous Caribbean islands, and magnetic anomalies that may affect compass readings. Both NOAA and the U.S.
Navy maintain that there are no supernatural explanations for disasters at sea, attributing incidents to the forces of nature and human fallibility. Despite some notable cases like Flight 19, Kruszelnicki emphasizes that poor weather and human error are typically responsible for incidents in the Bermuda Triangle.