Delving into the Devil’s Sea: The Dragon’s Triangle

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There are countless mysterious places and Devil’s Sea in the world, both on land and water that are difficult to explain logically. Legends of missing ships and ghost ships floating in these locations without crew have become synonymous with mystery.

The infamous Bermuda Triangle 

Tops the list of the most mysterious places on Earth, but many other places are just as mysterious. The Devil’s Sea, also known as a Dragon’s Triangle. Is one of the nightmares of sailors in waters around the world. Located in the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese coast. The Demon Sea (Japanese: “Devil Sea”) is one of the 12 terrifying whirlpools around the Earth. Abominable vortices are areas where the gravity of Earth’s electromagnetic waves is stronger than elsewhere. As the title suggests, the Dragon Triangle stretches out. As a triangle between Japan and the Ogasawara Islands and includes most of the Philippine Sea.


The Triangle is centered on Miyakejima, a Japanese island located approximately 100 kilometers south of Tokyo. However, the exact location of a Devil’s Sea is debatable, with several reports stating varying distances to the area. Some reports say it is 110 km off Japan’s east coast region. While others say it is near Iwo Jima, a Japanese volcanic island about 1,200 km off the Japanese coast. It is claimed that there is. The Devil’s Sea is not officially mapped, so the actual size and extent of this infamous body of water are unknown. This region is also known as the Pacific Bermuda Triangle in reference to its opposite location. And the region’s similarities to the “paranormal” Bermuda Triangle. 

Such a notorious reputation for this area has not only been acquired in modern times but. If some records are to be believed, has existed for decades and even centuries. This area has been the subject of many well-publicised incidents of unexplained ship disappearances for decades. According to legend, the waters of the Triangle are notorious for causing the disappearance. Of even the most powerful ships and their crews abroad.

Notable Events in the  Sea of ​​Magic 

The conqueror Kublai Khan, the fifth Great Khan of a Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan. Attempted to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. It is said. However,  both attempts to enter the country failed, with the ship and 40,000 overseas crew. Reportedly lost in the Triangle due to the typhoon When Kublai Khan. And his army abandoned their plan to invade Japan. In , the Japanese believed that it was God who sent a typhoon to protect them from their enemies. Later, divers and marine archaeologists discovered. What remained of the Mongol fleet in the area, confirming the truth behind the legend.

Another story 

On the rounds tells of sightings of a mysterious woman on a boat in the Devil’s Sea in the early 19th century. It is said that the vessel resembled  traditional Japanese smoking utensils. However, the ship’s destination and identity  remain a mystery. In later centuries, especially during the 1940s and 1950s, numerous fishing boats and more than five of her warships went missing in the waters between Miyakejima and Iwo Jima. As a result, in 1952, Japan dispatched a research vessel called Kaiomaru No. 5 to investigate a previously missing ship that had been reported to have disappeared without a trace in the Dragon Triangle.

However, the research vessel carrying her 31-person crew overseas also met the same fate as the previous ship that sailed into the Devil’s Sea. The wreckage of Kaiwomaru Daigo was later recovered, but the whereabouts of the crew were once again unknown. After this incident, the Japanese government reportedly declared the area dangerous for shipping and cargo transportation. Moreover, as a result of this is an unprecedented incident, all efforts to uncover the facts behind the mystery have also been completely nullified.

Origin of the Supersensory Myth of the Demon Sea  

First, the term dragon in the name of the Demon Sea comes from a Chinese fable about a dragon that exists beneath the surface of the water. According to these fables,  dragons attack ships passing under the sea to satisfy their hunger. These fables originated from B.C. to well before  1000 B.C. These fables, which emphasised the presence of mythical creatures such as dragons, had a great influence on subsequent legends and mystical stories. 

Similarly, the Japanese name “Ma no Umi”, meaning “the sea of ​​magic”, was originally coined by the same Japanese many years ago when stories of paranormal phenomena in the sea became popular. Superstitions about the Devil’s Sea prevented the Japanese from setting foot in this area for centuries.

Other Explanations Of The Mystery Of The Magic Sea 

As the myth of the Magic Sea spread through legend, hypotheses were also created, including scientific explanations, that attempted to solve the mystery. Some efforts have also been made to understand the truth behind so-called paranormal phenomena. Scholars such as Ivan Sanderson suggest that currents of heat and cold across this abominable vortex are responsible for the disappearance of ships in the Fel Sea. According to him, these currents cause electromagnetic interference and trap passing ships.

Another Hypothesis 

Is that it was an underwater volcano in the area that caused the ship’s disappearance. The eruption of these volcanoes may have caused such an accident, supporting the story that the dragon sucked her ship and her crew into the deep ocean. Ocean researchers say that while islands in this region often disappear suddenly due to underwater volcanic or seismic activity, new islands are appearing at the same rate. 

Another Scientific Study 

Study claimed that the suspected anomaly in the Triangle was the result of an environmental phenomenon. The researchers claimed that methane hydrates are present on the ocean floor in this area. When methane hydrate gas or methane clathrates explode, ice-like deposits break off from the ocean floor during the explosion and bubbles form on the water surface. These activities can destroy buoyancy and  destroy the ship without  a trace. However,  American author and paranormal theorist Charles Berlitz wrote a book titled “The Dragon’s Triangle” in 1989 after extensively researching paranormal activity in the Devil’s Sea. He said more than 700 million people had died due to the “evil” nature of the sea as a result of the accident involving five Japanese warships in the Triangle.

When Charles is later interrogated, he claims that the Devil’s Sea is a mythical place filled with paranormal phenomena. Larry Kush published a book in 1995 called “The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved. In his book, Kush denied the story of the Japanese warship’s disappearance and claimed that the missing vessel was a fishing boat.  Kush also claimed in his book that the research vessel sent by the Japanese had only a crew of  31 men instead of the 100 mentioned by Charles and that the ship was destroyed rather than completely obliterated. 


He claimed that the research vessel was destroyed by an underwater volcano in September 1952. The remains of the shipwreck were recovered by the Japanese military several years ago, but Charles’ claims were further rejected. The Pacific Bermuda Triangle may be the subject of numerous theories and speculations. But their mysterious continued existence. Despite scientific evidence and the mythical atmosphere that surrounds the oceanic arena. Is proof that certain phenomena in the world are far beyond human control.

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