Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Triangle

I've always been fascinated with the Bermuda Triangle, ever since i first read about it in my secondary school days. It's just one of those unexplained phenomenon happening in our world, hyped up by so many good stories, that its become almost a myth or legend even!

I remember back in my secondary school days (think it was Sec 1), when asked to do a "research project" on any topic we could choose, i teamed up with 2 other guys, and we chose to research on "Paranormal And the Unexplained". I did the "Bermuda triangle" bit, while the other 2 guys did "UFOs" and "Loch Ness monster" respectively. I still keep a copy of our "thesis" from back then. :)

For those of your who do not know what the Bermuda Triangle is (it's not just a song, mind you!), here's a snippet taken from Wikipedia:

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a geographical area in the Atlantic Ocean approximately triangular in shape and is famous for its supposed paranormal activities. The Bermuda Triangle's three corners are roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, giving it an area of nearly half a million square miles (1.2 million km²).

Paranormal Claims:

- "A significant number of ships and aircraft have disappeared under highly unusual circumstances."

- "Paranormal activity where the known laws of physics are violated."

- It has even been suggested that "extraterrestrial beings are responsible for some of the disappearances."

Despite popular belief, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies cite statistics indicating that the number of incidents involving lost ships and aircraft is no larger than that of any other heavily-travelled region of the world. While many of the alleged mysteries have proven not so mysterious or unusual upon closer examination, with inaccuracies and misinformation about the cases often circulating and recirculating over the decades, many others still have no explanation.

I'm currently watching this mini-series called "The Triangle" - which is a story revolving round 4 main characters, who are trying to figure out what the heck is happening to their lives, after they'd accepted a seemingly irresistable offer from a multi-millionaire (played by Sam Neil - a.k.a. the Dinosaur man from Jurassic Park; or Dr Weir, from the horror/sci-fi Event Horizon. Oh, by the way, he's also "Merlin" :P ) who hired them to find out how some of his ships went AWOL around the Bermuda triangle region.

So far, the storyline is quite interesting, though i am hoping they show more "action" happening in the Bermuda triangle itself, rather than how the 4 poor chaps are being affected in their personal lives (like seeing hallucinations, or witnessing 'alternate realities' ).

Someone should make a serious movie out of this - the Bermuda triangle. Or for that matter, i'd love to see more shows on Big Foot, or Loch ness monster too! Give me monster movies anyday!! :)

"It ain't no man, and we're all gonna die" - quote from the movie Predator.


Anonymous Ah Huat said...

If you like more "action" with wormholes and alternate realities, try Jet Li's "The One". :)

2:03 PM  
Blogger Hiong Gai Gai said...

I quite liked "The One" as well. Aiya.. basically any movie with lots and lots of action, and senseless one-liners are my fav!

5:16 PM  

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