Berlitz, Charles

Charles Berlitz
Charles Berlitz (1914–2003) wrote extensively about anomalous phenomena—that is, observable occurences that scientists cannot explain. In his writing, Berlitz often came up with plausible explanations for what at first seemed inexplicable. His 1974 book, The Bermuda Triangle, however, is an exception. In it, Berlitz argues that the disappearance of a number of planes and ships in a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean was completely inexplicable in scientific terms. This work was extremely popular with the general public and is therefore credited with spreading the perception that the Bermuda Triangle is the site of paranormal activity.


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The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

Charles Berlitz was an American linguist and author. He was born on November 20, 1914, in New York City, and he passed away on December 18, 2003.

Berlitz was the grandson of the founder of the Berlitz Language Schools, and he spent much of his life promoting the teaching of foreign languages. He authored several books on language, including “The Berlitz Self-Teacher: French” and “The Berlitz Self-Teacher: Spanish.”

In addition to his work on language, Berlitz was also known for his research on unexplained phenomena and mysteries, such as the Bermuda Triangle and Atlantis. He authored several books on these topics, including “The Bermuda Triangle” and “The Mystery of Atlantis.”

Overall, Berlitz made significant contributions to the fields of linguistics and paranormal research during his lifetime.