Storm the Bermuda Triangle: Thousands vow to descend on mysterious sea zone because ‘it can’t swallow us all’

Peter Stubley

Thousands of people have vowed to venture into the Bermuda Triangle in the latest Facebook event inspired by the joke plan to “Storm Area 51“.

The organiser has offered to provide boats to take guests into the 270,000-square-mile swathe of ocean known for the mysterious disappearance of ships and planes.

“Attendees must dress as Spongebob characters or pirates,” writes Anthony Carnovale on “Storm The Bermuda Triangle, It Can’t Swallow All Of Us”.

“I’ll provide the boats and scuba gear,” he adds below a picture of the area between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. “Just bring weed and a lot of beer and whiskey.”

He also set up a fundraising page in an attempt to raise $75,000 for an event featuring live music and entertainment and insisted it was not a “scam”.

“I’m legit trying to throw a party for everyone so they’ll come to my thing,” he wrote. ”This is the time for assembly to show this country we can organize. Let’s go have a good time. Let’s still clap these sea monster cheeks. Ok. Let’s all just have fun.”

More than 40,000 people have expressed interest in the event scheduled for October 1.

It is one of dozens of similarly-named spoof pages targeting famous locations such as the White House, the Federal Reserve and SeaWorld Orlando. One seeks to “liberate Donald Trump’s toupee”.

More than 2.5 million “alien hunters” have signed up to the original satirical event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”, which is supposed to take place on 20 September.

It prompted the US Air Force to issue a warning to anyone genuinely intending to turn up at the top-secret military base in the Nevada desert.

“The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” said spokesperson Laura McAndrews.

Travellers to the Bermuda Triangle are unlikely to encounter similar levels of resistance. The mystery is believed to date back to disappearance of five US Navy torpedo bombers during a training mission in 1945, known as Flight 19.

No trace of the planes was ever found and it was later claimed that a search plane sent out to rescue the missing crew also vanished.

Various explanations have been offered for the disappearances, including UFOs, paranormal activity, magnetic anomalies, and extreme weather events known as ”air bombs”.