Has the ‘Mystery’ of the Bermuda Triangle Finally Been Solved?
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Has the ‘Mystery’ of the Bermuda Triangle Finally Been Solved?

A new theory has emerged that could finally explain the mystery of the “Bermuda Triangle”.

A documentary released by the Science Channel, an American cable and satellite channel owned by Discovery, discusses the hexagonal clouds that have been found in the area where hundreds of ships and planes have gone missing over the years.

The Bermuda Triangle. (Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia)
The Bermuda Triangle. (Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia)

The Bermuda Triangle or the Devil’s Triangle is a 5,00,000 sq km patch that connects Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

The hexagonal clouds found by NASA’s satellite has baffled meteorologists as they have said that straight-edged clouds are not typically found.

The clouds range 32 to 88 km across, and create winds of up to 106 kmph, which create “air bombs” that bring ships and planes down.

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.
Dr. Randy Cerveny of Arizona State University
Hexagonal clouds. (Photo: <a href="http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/what-on-earth/what-can-these-hexagonal-shapes-tell-us-about-the-bermuda-triangle/">Science Channel</a>)
Hexagonal clouds. (Photo: Science Channel)

Some of the clouds in the region have also been found to be as big as Ireland and the waves created can be as high as 45 ft, making it difficult for ships to cross.

However, there is no “mystery” that needs to be solved, as there are no unexplained crashes that have taken place.

Many have claimed UFOs and rogue waves in the region to be behind the disappearances and that these hexagonal clouds are found even in the north seas in Europe.

NBC meteorologist Kevin Corriveau has said that the weather patterns of two regions so geographically diverse cannot be compared.

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.
Kevin Corriveau

According to him, the reason behind the odd shapes could be the small islands of the Bahamas heating the air differently than the longer Floridian coastline, creating erratic weather patterns.

Ever since the Bermuda Triangle was brought to prominence in the 1950s by an Associate Press journalist, large number of theories have floated. But this one about the hexagonal clouds might hold the most merit.

(Source: Science Alert, NBC)

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