Bermuda Triangle mystery solved?
STRANGE clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 273km/ph “air bombs” — capable of bringing down planes and ships.
Now the riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists speaking to the Science Channel’s What on Earth revealed their findings.
Using radar satellite imagery, they discovered bizarre “hexagonal” shaped clouds between 32km and 80km wide forming over the dodgy patch of water.
Metrologist Dr Randy Cerveny said: “The satellite imagery is really bizarre … the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations.
The Cyclops, a 19,000 tone collier which disappeared in 1918, was the first loss in the Bermuda Triangle of a ship equipped with a radio.
“These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs. They’re formed by what is called microbursts and they’re blasts of air.”
The blasts of air are so powerful they can reach 273km/ph — a hurricane-like force easily capable of sinking ships and downing planes.
For centuries the notorious Bermuda Triangle has been linked with a high number of unexplained disappearances of aircraft and ships in its waters.
Located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda, the reasons behind their loss have baffled researchers for decades.
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