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« on: October 23, 2016, 11:40:40 pm »

Scientists suggest new theory behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Hexagonal clouds creating 'air-bombs' capable of downing planes and flipping ships are said to be behind hundreds of mysterious disappearances at sea

    Rachael Pells
   
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally have been solved by a group of satellite meteorologists.

For decades, a series of disappearances within the 500,000km square area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has remained unexplained and dismissed as coincidental by many.

The triangle is said to be responsible for the loss of at least 1,000 lives along with some 75 planes and hundreds of ships within the past 100 years.
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Scientists have now claimed that hexagonal clouds creating “air-bombs” with winds of up to 170mph could be responsible for hundreds of unsolved incidents at sea.

The storms are said to be so powerful that ships and planes can be plunged into the sea in an instant.

Researchers also noted that large-scale clouds were appearing over the western tip of the island of Bermuda, ranging from 20 to 55 miles wide.

Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, told the Science Channel’s What on Earth programme: “You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds.
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“Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution.“

Using radar satellites to measure what was happening underneath the unusual clouds, the research group found sea level winds were also reaching dangerously high speeds, creating waves as high as 45ft as a result.

Metereologist Randy Cerveny said the 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,” he explained.

These environmental factors “create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”
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The Bermuda Triangle was first coined in the 1950s by a journalist writing about the large number of ships and planes that had disappeared in the region.

Claims of unusual and ‘paranormal’ occurances were made as far back as 1492, whoever, when Christopher Columbus reported seeing strange lights and compass readings.

An average of four planes and 20 ships are said to go missing in the area each year.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-suggest-new-theory-behind-mystery-bermuda-triangle-meteorologists-columbia-a7375671.html
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Are 'air bombs' to blame for the Bermuda Triangle mystery ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Kein
Scientists have come up with a new theory that could help to explain the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
There are few mysteries as enduring and as well known as the Bermuda Triangle - an expanse of ocean in the North Atlantic that spans the area between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

Over the years the region has become synonymous with the unexplained disappearances of ships and airplanes - often with no trace of them or their crews ever being found.

Numerous theories have been put forward over the years in an effort to explain the phenomenon, but now scientists in Colorado believe that they might have finally found a definitive answer.

The key, they argue, lies in the formation of hexagonal clouds which can produce "air bombs" - concentrated pockets of violent weather with 45ft waves and wind speeds of up to 170mph.

"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," said metereologist Randy Cerveny.

Whether this phenomenon can account for all the mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the region over the last few decades however remains, for the moment at least, unclear.
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