The Bermuda Triangle

triangleFrom Wikipedia:

Popular culture has attributed various disappearances [in the Bermuda Triangle] to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings. Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were spurious, inaccurately reported, or embellished by later authors.

Can you name a topic you were passionate about exploring until someone crushed your dreams with the unrelenting heartless introduction of skepticism? For me it happens to be the Bermuda Triangle. I was fascinated with this subject. I wanted to learn everything I could about it. In the 5th grade my friends and I even did a multimedia book report presentation on one of the more famous BT stories. Then reality came a’knockin’ and extinguished that passion. It hurt, but it was a lesson I still think about today when exposed to nonsense.

Yesterday I noticed a trending topic on Facebook for the Bermuda Triangle and I became frustrated. Why are people still talking about this? I assumed it was due to some paranormal story still trying to keep the legend alive. I complained about it and was shocked to learn that some people still entertain this myth! I even encountered some attitude from a guy who attended my middle school.

It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

 

The epicenter of that extremely rare earthquake struck near a known fracking operation.