Located off the southeastern coast of Japan, the devil’s sea is an area where ships and planes have been reported to vanish mysteriously. In this respect, the devil’s sea is often likened to the Bermuda Triangle; however, most of the disappearances in the devil’s sea can be attributed to natural causes such as tidal waves and storms. Consequently, although during the 1970s a few individuals, most notably biologist and paranormal investigator Ivan T. Sanderson, promoted the idea that the devil’s sea was an Asian counterpart to the Bermuda Triangle, today most people do not consider the devil’s sea to be a place 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