The Bermuda Triangle was, as its name suggests, a triangular shaped region, in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and surface vessels allegedly disappeared mysteriously.
In 1918, an alien ship crash landed on the planet Earth where its Octopod pilot remained in the oceans of the Bermuda Triangle. Around that time, it attacked the USS Cyclops whose human crew believed it to be a giant squid. At the time, the Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon had used the TARDIS to travel to that period where they discovered the true reason why the Cyclops had sunk. They managed to temporarily stop it by throwing manganese ore from the cargo bay on it. This disrupted the Octopod's magnetic field, forcing it back into the sea. The temporary distraction allowed them to escape and the Doctor revealed that he could not save the ship as it was part of history and thus its destruction would remain to mankind a mystery. (COMIC: Cyclops)
The Bermuda Triangle was covered in the book Unexplained Mysteries and Disasters by Smedley B. Clarke, which was published by the 21st century. Deadbeat was reading a copy when he met the Seventh Doctor, which incidentally led to him being embroiled in the book's events. (COMIC: Follow That TARDIS!)
Behind the scenes Edit
According to non-narrative information in DWBIT 11, sometime in the 1490s, a Dalek ship crash landed on an island, creating the Bermuda Triangle. It was thought that the ship caused magnetic disturbance and navigation instrument failure in nearby aircraft and sea vessels. Stories of strange animals and dancing lights were also linked to the area. On the morning of 12 September 1958, Flight Commander Benjamin K. Hooper briefed a squadron of F4U Corsairs on the strange disappearances in the Triangle. The squadron reported a strange disturbance or ripple in the air. The Daleks rose up from the island where the rusting Dalek craft had crash-landed, opening fire on the squadron, tearing the planes apart. The sea became a military graveyard, full of the Daleks' victims. Hooper later recorded this in his personal journal, praying that these monsters stayed in the isolated stretch of ocean and none of his men would ever have to see them again.