One of the greatest mysteries of the world since childhood has been the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. All of us have our ears wide open and feel fascinated the moment we hear something about the Triangle of Bermuda. Well, it seems that this unsolved mystery has been finally solved which has been a presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
This area featuring multiple shipping lanes and has claimed more than 1000 lives over the past 100 years, stood as mysterious challenge to many of the scientists who tried to unveil the mystery. According to the claim by British Scientists, they believe that it is 30m “Rogue Waves” that could be the reason to infinite number of ships and boats have been sinking in the mysterious triangle.
As per reports by THE SUN, Experts at the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, believe the mystery can be explained by a natural phenomenon known as “rogue waves”, appearing on documentary The Bermuda Triangle Enigma, the scientists used indoor simulators to re-create the monster water surges.
“Rogue waves” which only last for a few minutes were first observed by satellites in 1997 off the coast of South Africa.Some have even measured 30m high.The research team built a model of the USS Cyclops, a huge vessel which went missing in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918, claiming 300 lives.And because of its sheer size and flat base, it did not take long before the model ship was overcome with water during the simulation.
Dr Simon Boxall, an ocean and earth scientist said the infamous area in the Atlantic could see three massive storms come together from different directions creating the perfect conditions for a rogue wave.
“There are storms to the south and north, which come together. And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves. They are steep, they are high- we’ve measured waves in excess of 30m. The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done. If you can imagine a rogue wave with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes”, said Dr Boxall.
Before “Rogue Waves”, Researchers and Scientists have come up with an array of theories to explain the mystery of disappearances under this triangle.
Methane Gas Theory
This theory blamed gas trapped under the sea floor for the scores of plane and ship disappearances. This, the claim went, could erupt, lower the water density and cause ships to sink like a rock. Even planes flying over it could catch fire and get completely destroyed, researchers said.
This theory relates to essentially a storm. The “electronic fog” would appear from nowhere and engulf a plane or a ship by causing its instruments to malfunction, so the ship or aircraft would vanish with no trace.
Hexagonal cloud and Air Bombs
Meteorologists discovered strange hexagonal clouds capable of blasting winds to the ocean below at huge speeds. Those wind storms on the ocean were said to create waves as high as 14m, ravaging ships and planes caught in it.
The Bermuda Triangle lore includes such stories as that of Flight 19, a group of 5 U.S. torpedo bombers that vanished in the Triangle in 1945. A rescue plane sent to look for them also disappeared. Other stories include the mystery of USS Cyclops, resulting in the largest non-combat loss of life in U.S. Navy’s history. The ship with a crew of 309 went missing in 1918. Even as recently as 2015, El Faro, a cargo ship with 33 on board vanished in the area.
Altogether, 75 planes and hundreds of ships met their demise in the Bermuda Triangle. Possible causes for the catastrophes have been proposed over time, ranging from the paranormal, electromagnetic interference that causes compass problems, bad weather, the gulf stream, and large undersea fields of methane.