Also known as the Devil's Sea, The Dragon's Triangle is one of 12 vortices located around the globe known as the Vile Vortices. A Vile Vortex is an area on the planet where the pull of Earth's electromagnetic waves is at its strongest. The Devil's Sea is located between Japan and a group of islands known as the Bonin Islands. They are located about 1,000 km south of Japan, and the area of the Dragon's Triangle also includes a small portion of the Philippine Sea. It is here, in the Pacific Ocean, where many ships and planes have mysteriously disappeared without explanation.

The Dragon's Triangle also lies exactly opposite of the Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean.

The origin of the name

The Dragon's Triangle has been linked to unexplained events for the past several centuries. The name "Dragon's Triangle" originates from the Chinese at around 1,000 BCE when they believed that a dragon lived beneath the ocean's waves and would pull ships down to the depths for food. In the 1200's, Kublai Khan of Mongolia tried to invade Japan by passing through the Dragon's Triangle. Because of this, he lost many of his ships and about 40,000 men to the sea. In the 1800's, many sailors believed they saw a strange lady sailing a vintage Japanese ship in the area.

Japanese losses

In 1952, the Japanese government sent out a research vessel known as the Kaio Maru No. 5 to investigate the triangle. The vessel and its 31 crew members all disappeared and the Japanese government thus declared the area unsafe for passage. A man by the name of Charles Berlitz published a book of his own research on the triangle in 1989.

He noted that within only 2 year’s time (between 1952 and 54), 5 Japanese military ships were lost, along with more than 700 crew members. The mysteries surrounding the Devil's Sea are many and most have unanswered questions surrounding them.

The Devil’s Sea explained

Regardless, many explanations have been provided to thwart the mystery behind the Dragon's Triangle.

According to Larry Kusche, who published a book on the Bermuda Triangle, the Kaio Maru No. 5 was actually hit by an active underwater volcano. Kusche also went further to point out that those volcanoes, seismic events, and other natural phenomena cause most of the accidents that happen within the Devil's Sea, as well as the Bermuda Triangle. The area is a very active volcanic space, and, due to the heightened seismic activity, small islands frequently appear and disappear. This could be the main cause of the unexplained happenings. Regardless of what one believes, one thing is for sure; the Devil's Sea will continue to pique interest across the globe, and the fascination with it will endure.