More than 200 boats sunk in these waters for 30 years. 1,600 people declared missing and about 30 victims suffered mental illness.
Bermuda Triangle is located in the north of Lake Poyang, Duchang Region, Jiangxi Province. North of the lake there is a temple called the temple Laoye. Therefore, the locals call those waters as waters Laoye temple.
According to some media reports, many local fishermen pray to burn incense or hold a ceremony before they travel in the water.
“The storm could hit at any time,” said Zhang Xiaojin (50), which has become a fisherman in the waters Laoye temple for 20 years. He and other fishermen are always careful to observe any small changes in the lake, no matter how far away they enter the lake.
“I remember one day in the winter of 2001, we were in the middle of the lake. At first everything looks fine, but suddenly the weather changed abruptly. The wave was so strong, that the ship tried to move closer to the edge of the lake, “Wang said Fangren, one who has experienced sailing for 50 years.
“One of the sand-carrying boat suddenly sank.”
According to Wang, there are usually signs before the storm hit. But the storm in the waters of the temple Laoye always come suddenly.
“Storms usually last about 20 minutes and not back to normal as if nothing ever happened,” he said.
On 16 April 1945, a Japanese ship sunk in the waters of the temple Laoye. None of the 20 crew members survived.
After that Japan sent rescue teams under the water. Only one person can come back and the rest disappeared without a trace. People who saved this looks terrified, after she took off her swimsuit, he lost his memory.
Later, a rescue mission carried out for several months, but there is nothing that can be found and some American divers had also disappeared without a trace.
Han Lixian, one city resident Duchang said, “In 1977, the people in this region to build three dams, one of which was built near the temple waters Laoye. One night the dam with a length of 2,000 feet, 165 feet wide and with a height of 16 meters in above the water, sank without a rumble a bit. “
Some time ago, a reporter from the Daily Jiangxi Laoye go into the water temple with a number of scientists. When he stood in the temple Laoye, he felt a strong wind blowing from south to north. But when he saw the water, visible sparks blowing from north to south. Apparently the wind was blowing from two opposite directions.
Then, when the wind was blowing, water splashing in the lake does not form a straight line but in the form of ‘V’. Strange wind and splashing it makes it difficult for fishermen to tell the direction
However, people believe that this strange wind that made it into dangerous waters. Jin, Laoye temple abbot, said that on March 5 and then, when sunny weather, a ship weighing 1,000 tons, is inverted waters. No one knows what causes it.
In the view comprised of local, there is a legend that can explain what really happened. When Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Yuan Dynasty waged war against rival Chen Youliang near Poyang Lake, Zhu defeated and retreated to the edge of the lake. There are no boats on the lake, but a giant turtle emerged and helped Zhu cross the lake.
After Zhu became emperor, he made a turtle as a general and Laoye build a temple near the lake in remembrance of these turtles. Locals believe that the spirit is what has been disturbing turtle fishermen.
A local expert told the media that they have found what causes these dangerous waters.
“An infrared image shows that there is a cliff of sand with an altitude of about 6600, across from east to west, under the waters of the temple Laoye. This is what lead to the creation of swirling water below the lake. Whirls is very possible attractive and sink ships and a number of boats, “said the report.
However, this theory can not explain why the carcasses that sank the ship was never found.