The Bermuda Triangle has been one of the great mysteries of all time.
Books have been written and movies have been made about the disappearances of ships and planes in the North Atlantic Ocean in the area located between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico known as the Bermuda Triangle.
In 1945, a group of 5 United States torpedo bombers known as Flight 19 disappeared in the Triangle. The rescue plane sent to find them was never heard from again. There was the USS Cyclops, a U.S. Navy ship with a crew of 309 souls that vanished in 1918. But that’s all old history. More recently, in 2015, the cargo ship El Faro and its crew of 33 disappeared without a trace.
According to what we know, the Bermuda Triangle has claimed 75 planes and hundreds of ships. Speculation as to the cause of the disappearances has ranged from storms to paranormal occurrences, to electromagnetic interference, to underwater methane deposits and more. But now, we may have the answer to an age-old mystery.
Using satellite imagery, NASA scientists have observed huge hexagonal clouds over the area, some of which measure 20-55 miles across. These clouds are capable of creating air bombs that reach speeds of 170 mph. An airplane hit by one of these massive winds could be smacked right into to ocean. At the ocean’s surface, the waves caused by the winds can reach heights up to 45 feet.
Not only are these clouds powerful engines for creating havoc, they have straight edges.
The Science Channel Interview:
Colorado State University’s satellite meteorologist Dr. Steve Miller to the Science Channel’s What on Earth:
You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution.”
From meteorologist Randy Cerveny:
The satellite imagery is really bizarre… These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence air bombs. 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 and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”
All one has to do is Google microburst to see that they are not uncommon and have happened over land in places like New York, Arizona, Connecticut, and other places around the world. So it isn’t surprising that these violent winds may well be the answer to the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. Scientists are examining the satellite imagery to confirm the theory.
Want more information about the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle? Check out this documentary from National Geographic.
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