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Kaitlyn's Korner: Great Lakes triangle

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The Lookout Associate Editor/Photo Editor Kaitlyn Delaney

Kaitlyn Delaney

By Kaitlyn Delaney
Associate Editor/Photo Editor

With summer break pretty much upon us, many of us are thinking about what our summer has in store. And I know many people who love going to the Great Lakes during their summer vacations.

But did you know that there are some people who believe that Lake Michigan has its own form of a Bermuda Triangle?

The triangle supposedly connects Ludington, Benton Harbor and Manitowoc, Wisc. Inside this imaginary triangle is supposedly a spot where many ships and planes have gone missing.

The original idea became popular because of author Jay Gourley, who in 1977 he wrote a book called “The Great Lakes Triangle.” Today, it is also referred to as the Lake Michigan Triangle.

In his book, Gourley spends time talking about different shipwrecks and plane crashes that have happened in the past. He also claims that, since the Lake Michigan Triangle is smaller, it has more wrecks and mysterious disappearance “per unit area” than the Bermuda Triangle.

Gourley talked about plenty of different reasons as to what could cause this phenomenon in his books. He talked about everything from the magnetic declination in the area, to more paranormal ideas like UFOS and ley lines.

I personally don’t have any theories as to why so many planes or ships disappear in that area. It feels like one of those situations where the less I know, the better.

But if you can take anything away from the possibly strange ideas of an author from 1977, it is this. If you are going to be out on the lakes during the summer, please stay safe. Many people have lost their lives on the lakes from lack of safety or education on how to handle certain situations.

If you would like more information about the Lake Michigan Triangle, you can check out Gourley’s book, or this article that sums it up pretty well.



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