Reports of strange disappearances in the Devil's Sea date back to at least the 1950s. Known as the Bermuda Triangle and Hoodoo Sea, this strange region of ocean water is infamous for its ability to swallow vessels and aircraft without leaving a trace of their whereabouts. The triangle is roughly created by Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
In all probability, the entire history of the Bermuda Triangle can be traced to September 16, 1950, when an Associated Press article took note of "mysterious disappearances of ships and planes between the Florida coast and Bermuda." The writer of this article, E.V.W. Jones, could be considered the father of the Devil's Sea. Roughly two years later, Fate magazine published an article by "George X. Sand" which outlined several "strange marine disappearances."
Several books began to appear about the triangle, each distorting the truth to create a mystical and dangerous area. The Case for the UFO, written by M.K. Jessup, suggests aliens are responsible for the missing vehicles and passengers. The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, written in 1955 by Donald Keyhoe, also focused on this idea. Several more books followed, including Limbo of the Lost, by John Wallace Spencer. Spencer's book found a large following and added to the myth of the Bermuda Triangle.
Due to the research of Larry Kusche, the reality of the Devil's Sea is slowly becoming known. After searching through newspaper accounts, weather reports and other official documents, Kusche found the triangle had no more disappearances then any other section of the world. In his book, The Bermuda Triangle Mystery - Solved, Kusche found that stories were changed with nearly all reports. In many cases, calm seas were reported when in fact large storms had been in the area.
On April 4, 1975, Lloyd's Of London issued a statement to Fate magazine, declaring "428 vessels have been reported missing throughout the world since 1955" and that there was no cause to suspect the Bermuda Triangle was swallowing more ships then any other section of the planet. The letter included facts from the United States Coast Guard.
With seemingly no evidence to back up the strange stories of the Devil's Sea, it appears the legends are nothing more then that- legends.