The Bermuda Triangle is a 500,000 sq km patch of Atlantic Ocean stretching between Miami, Bahamas and the Bermuda Islands. The patch is notorious for strange disappearances of Aircraft, Ships and Yachts without leaving behind any trace. More than 75 aircraft have disappeared without a trace in this patch of Atlantic Ocean.
It has led to some conspiracy theories which range from alien technology to the lost world of Atlantis. Some theories have been given for the strange disappearances, and one among these is methane gas being leaked into the water and air leading to falling in buoyancy and sinking of ships.
A new theory tries to explain the strange disappearances of ships and aircraft. Scientists now say hexagonal cloud formation leading to extreme weather condition could result in the sinking of ships and planes. These hexagonal clouds are also known as air bombs and could precipitate wind speeds of 170 miles per hour. No ship or aeroplane can withstand such high winds.
These hexagonal clouds are formed by what is termed microbursts, and these are blasts of air which come down from the bottom of a cloud and can hit the surface of the ocean with tremendous force causing the formation of waves, which can become massive to sink big ships.
Such revelations are not new and earlier in March scientists reported the discovery of craters half a mile wide and 150 feet deep under water. It led to speculations that explosions which caused the craters could be the reason for the strange disappearances.
In the last 100 years, more than 1000 people have lost their lives in and around the Bermuda Triangle. The first mention of the triangle could be found in Christopher Columbus travel details where he mentions how he encountered strange lights in the region and his compass going awry. The most notable disappearances were 19 American bombers which disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle during a regular sortie during World War II.