For years, many conspiracy theories have been attempting to expose the mystery of Bermuda Triangle, a 5,00,000 km square patch in the Atlantic Ocean that is said to be responsible for the loss of at least 1,000 lives.
However, a group of satellite meteorologists now suggest that hexagonal clouds creating “air-bombs” with winds of up to 170mph could be responsible for the “mysterious disappearances.”
Scientists claim that hexagonal cloud formations occur due to extreme weather conditions and the storms are said to have the potential of drowning large ships and planes. The latest theory comes from the Science Channel’s “What on Earth?” series.
Meteorologist Randy Cerveny said: “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.”
In addition, researcher’s said that large-scale clouds were appearing over the western tip of the island of Bermuda. They also claimed that the group found sea level winds were also reaching dangerously high speeds, with waves as high as 45ft.
Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, said during the programme: “You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution.”
Often called as the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ and ‘Satan’s Triangle’, the notorious stretch has been connected with the mysterious disappearance of number of aircraft and ships in its waters. The ‘Bermuda Triangle’ was first coined in the 1950s by a journalist, mentioning the mysterious disappearances.
Many reports say that at least 75 planes and hundreds of ships have reportedly disappeared while crossing the patch. A number of conspiracy theories have claimed the alien intervention and a lost empire within the depths of waters as reasons behind the mystery.