The 39 Clues

Cahill

The Bermuda Triangle

A lot of people out there refuse to accept the truth about our world.

However, there is one conspiracy that no one can deny. Everyone has heard of it. Anyone can tell you stories about the mysterious disappearances within its borders. I'm talking, of course, about the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle is a piece of the Atlantic. The Triangle is drawn between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. In the Triangle, compasses don't point north. Radios don't work. And people disappear.

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world by himself. In 1909, he entered the Bermuda Triangle, and neither he nor his ship were ever seen again.

In the 1940s, two passenger planes, the STAR TIGER and STAR ARIEL, flew over the Bermuda Triangle. They disappeared.

Interestingly, in 1864, a ship called the MARI CELESTE sank in the Triangle, eight years before the crew of a different ship called the MARY CELESTE mysteriously disappeared on the other side of the Atlantic. I'm still trying to figure out what the connection is.

Some say that this is the work of UFOs, or sea monsters, or some kind of paranormal disturbance. But none of these explanations account for the number of disappearances that have occurred in the Triangle. There’s only one possible explanation: Someone, or something, is hiding there.

It could be the American government. Who else has the time and resources to patrol a giant patch of ocean and pick up not just people, but entire ships and planes?

The big question is: What's in the Triangle? What's being protected there? It's nothing but ocean—or so we've been led to believe. Perhaps there's some kind of floating government station. Or an undersea government station. Or perhaps there's an island unknown to the outside world. Whatever it is off the coast of Florida, the government doesn't want anyone getting near it. Or maybe it’s not the government. Perhaps some more powerful, more secretive organization is hiding something there. Something they’ll kill to protect.