Tuesday, November 18, 2014
At Flashbak: Five Pop-Culture Memories of the Bermuda Triangle Craze of the Seventies
The Bermuda Triangle Craze of the mid-1970s is the subject of my latest article at Flashbak
Here's a link and url: (http://flashbak.com/five-pop-culture-memories-of-the-bermuda-triangle-craze-of-the-1970s-25668/)
"If Bigfoot was the great boogeyman of the 1970s, then the Bermuda Triangle (or sometimes Devil’s Triangle) was, perhaps, a close second.
The Bermuda Triangle is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes have allegedly disappeared without a trace, for decades. Stories of such vanishings were actually reported as early as 1950, but it was during the seventies that pop culture’s obsession with this “cursed” area of the sea really went off the scale. This may have been because of author Charlie Berlitz’s “bestselling saga of unexplained disappearances,” The Bermuda Triangle, which was published in 1969 and re-ignited interest in the Bermuda Triangle while selling more than twenty million copies.
By the mid-point of the disco decade, the Bermuda Triangle was being used as a plot-point on kids’ TV series such as Jabberjaw (“The Bermuda Triangle Tangle”) as well on prime television. On the latter front, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman got into the act as well with “The Bermuda Triangle Crisis.”
Below are five pop culture memories of the Bermuda Triangle Craze of the 1970s."