why do ships go missing in the bermuda triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the Atlantic Ocean touching on Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Florida. The Bermuda Triangle is also referred to as Devil's Triangle because many airplanes and ships have mysteriously disappeared in the region, without any trace.

A writer named Vincent Gaddis gave the region its name in a magazine in 1964, however he was not the first to write about the mysterious disappearances.

An article was published in 1950 referencing unusual disappearances, and again in 1952 when the article "Sea Mystery at Our Back Door" covered the loss of five Navy TBM Avenger bombers.

Many theories exist to provide possible explanations for the disappearances that continue today, but no explanation has been proven.
October 5, 2015, 3:07 AM The U. S. Coast Guard confirmed Monday that the El Faro, a U. S. cargo ship that went missing last week during Hurricane Joaquin, sank in the Bermuda Triangle.

Thirty-three crew members were on board and searchers found one body.

Mark Strassmann reports from Jacksonville, Florida.