Published: 11:53 AM - 06-25-11
We are all familiar with the Bermuda Triangle, but did you know that another triangle of terror exists just southeast of Japan? Less known, the Dragon's Triangle is located between Japan and the Bonin Islands and has a reputation far worse than that of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
"For over a thousand years, possibly longer, the Japanese and their neighbors have recorded strange occurrences and disappearances. Ancient records tell of restless dragons surfacing from the depths, and taking unfortunate mariners back to their underground lairs.
Legends dating back to c.1000 BC tell of underwater palaces inhabited by dragons and of a great slumbering dragon which lived in the cavern beneath the sea." (Ade Dimmick - MysteryMag) Hence the name: Dragon's Triangle.
The disappearance of aircraft, large maritime vessels, and fishing boats was occurring at such a high rate that Japanese authorities officially declared it a 'shipping danger zone' in 1950.
In 1952, the Japanese government sent out a research ship called the Kaio Maru No. 5 to find answers to the mystery surrounding this area.
Unfortunately, the crew of this ship suffered the same mysterious fate they set out to find answers to. Twenty-two crewmen and nine scientist were gone forever adding to the several hundred other lives that have been lost in the Dragon's Triangle.
Like the Bermuda Triangle, the Dragon's Triangle is the subject of great controversy. The area is known to have volatile sudden weather changes along with undersea volcanoes which are abundant in the region.
Many believe these naturally occurring environmental changes are the cause and no other explanation needs to be given. Others are convinced that UFO's and USO's (unidentified submerged object's) are the cause.