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Bermuda Triangle Mystery may have been Solved
Nov 02, 2016

The researchers in the US claim they have discovered the answer to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. The area is notorious for (legend has it) the unusually high number of planes and ships that go missing there without trace.

  • In a new Science Channel documentary, meteorologists claim that an unusual type of cloud located in the region could be behind a number of the disappearances.
  • The hexagonal-shaped clouds, measuring between 20 and 50 miles across, can cause extremely localised high winds which, they speculate, could be the cause of some of the previously-unexplained incidents.
  • These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence.
  • The hexagon-shaped clouds were discovered 240 km off the coast of Florida and over the Bahamas and range in size between 32 and 88 km in width.
  • They're formed by what are called microbursts. They're blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of the clouds and hit the ocean, and they create waves that can sometimes be massive in size once they start to interact with each other.
  • Microbursts are specific as they are produced by large thunderstorms. While they are powerful downdrafts of wind and can create large waves if they occur over water, these specific hexagonal cloud shapes are likely just due to the shape of the islands and the heating of the land, in comparison to the ocean water.
  • The hexagonal shapes aren’t limited only to the Bermuda Triangle area, according to the documentary. The team in the film researched similar cloud shapes over the North Sea off the coast of the UK and found similar results.

Covering more than half a million square miles of ocean located between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico, the term ‘Bermuda Triangle’ was first coined by writer Vincent H. Gaddis in 1964.


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