Researchers may have found the reason behind the Bermuda Triangle mystery – a mystery that has not only baffled scientists for decades, but also caused loss of at least 75 planes and hundreds of ships.
This 5,00,000 square km patch located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda in the Atlantic ocean has been the staple of conspiracy theorists ever since reports of mysterious disappearance of ships and airplanes first emerged. Bizarre reasons ranging from kidnapping by aliens to a comic phenomenon that transports aliens and ships to another dimension have been circulating on the web and in the print media. The mystery has been so baffling that people have spent years investigating the disappearances and the reasons behind them and even writing books about the Bermuda Triangle.
Now a team of scientists believe that there is science behind the Bermuda Triangle mystery and it could be linked with hexagonal cloud formations. Researchers add that the extreme weather conditions could be behind the disappearance of ships and aircraft. Scientists say that these hexagonal clouds create ‘air bombs’ with wind speeds of around 170 mph which have the potential of drowning large ships and bringing down planes.
Researchers used satellite imagery to discover bizarre “hexagonal” clouds between 20 and 50 miles (32 and 80 kilometres) wide forming over the Bermuda Triangle. Meterologist Dr Randy Cerveny said, “The satellite imagery is really bizarre… the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations. These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs.”
Cerveny added that these clouds are formed by what is called micro-bursts and they are blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.
These claims are in line with previous studies wherein it was revealed that there are craters up to half a mile wide and 150 feet deep under the water. This led to a possible explanation that explosions causing the craters to open up may have led to incidents of disappearance. At least 1,000 people are reported to have lost their lives in accidents around Bermuda Triangle in the last 100 years.