Satellite meteorologists say they may have solved the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle.
Vincent Gaddis first called the area the Bermuda Triangle in a magazine article in 1964. The area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has been riddled with disappearing ships and planes. In fact, the Bermuda Triangle is responsible for at least 1,000 lives over the past 100 years. Many of those disappearances remain unexplained or dismissed as a coincidence.
Some conspiracy theorists and UFO believers argue that aliens, the devil and the city of Atlantis are to blame for the plane crashes and missing ships.
Now researchers, using satellite images of cloud patterns, argue that high powered winds of up to 170 mph are the cause of the Bermuda Triangle disappearances. Dr. Steve Miller, a satellite meterologist at Colorado State University, explained hexgonal clouds create “air bombs” forcing planes to go down and ships to flip.
“They are formed by what are called microbursts and they’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean,” he explained.
Miller continued by saying, these hexagonal clouds “create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”
Miller is not the first scientist to solve the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle. Last March, researchers at the Arctic University of Norway discovered underwater craters releasing giant bubbles of methane gas in Norway. Researchers explained that these large bubbles of methane gas could possibly sink a ship when they reached the surface and could help explain why so many people disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle.
While both explanations seem convincing, however, it is important to highlight the fact that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the most traveled shipping routes in the world. Boats travel through the area in order to reach ports in North and South America along with the Caribbean islands. In addition, researcher Lawrence David kusche argued that the number of ships and aircraft reported missing in that area was not significantly greater than in any other part of the ocean. Ultimately, many researchers and historians argue that there is nothing mysterious about the Bermuda Triangle anyway.