The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle or otherwise known as the Devil’s Triangle covers around 500.000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean.The area between Miami,Bermuda and Puerto Rico is where lots of ships and airplanes disappeared throughout years.The accidents continuing to this day remain unexplained including the one when boats and planes vanished from the area in good weather.Although many theories were proposed but none of them prove why  mysterious disappearances frequently occur in this particular area while people navigate through this area daily without any incidents.

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Vincent Gaddis was the person to coin the phrase “Bermuda Triangle” in a 1964 magazine article.Since 1974 legends were surrounding the area;writers were blaming aliens, Atlantis and sea monsters to time warps and reverse gravity fields for the accidents.But more scientifically minded theorists attributed to magnetic anomalies, waterspouts or huge eruptions of methane gas from the ocean floor.However,there’s no single theory that solves this mystery.Furthermore,the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t recognize the area as extraordinary.

In a new Science Channel documentary, meteorologists claim that an unusual type of cloud located in the region is possibly the reason for the disappearances.The hexagonal-shaped clouds, measuring between 20 and 50 miles across, can cause extremely localised high winds which could be the reason of previous incidents.According to Dr. Randy Cerveny of Arizona State University; “These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence, ‘air bombs.”

“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.”

However,some experts disagreed with these claims.NBC’s Kevin Corriveau said: “When I look at a hexagonal cloud shape in the Bahamas, this is not the cloud signature of what a microburst looks like.”

“You would normally have one large to extremely large thunderstorm that wouldn’t have an opening in the middle.”

Others have mentioned that given the huge number of ships and aircraft that pass through the area,disappearances in Bermuda Triangle area are “relatively insignificant”.

References:

http://www.history.com/topics/bermuda-triangle

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/24/has-the-mystery-of-the-bermuda-triangle-finally-been-solved/

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