Saturday, October 22, 2016

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved

By Corey Charlton, The Sun October 21, 2016
Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph “air bombs” — capable of bringing down planes and ships.
Now the riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists speaking to the Science Channel’s “What on Earth?” revealed their findings.
Using radar satellite imagery, they discovered bizarre “hexagonal”-shaped clouds between 20 and 50 miles wide forming over the dodgy patch of water.
Meteorologist Dr. Randy Cerveny said: “The satellite imagery is really bizarre … the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations.

“These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs. They’re formed by what is called microbursts and they’re blasts of air.”
The blasts of air are so powerful, they can reach 170 mph — a hurricane-like force easily capable of sinking ships and downing planes.
For centuries, the notorious Bermuda Triangle — located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda — has been linked with a high number of unexplained disappearances of aircraft and ships in its waters.
The reasons behind the losses have baffled researchers for decades.
(I can totally understand. I was recently caught in the periphery of Hurricane Matthew and the force of Nature was terrifying. So you can understand what could go wrong in a plane or boat in the middle of the ocean.)


chickelit said...

Shouldn't there be a ton of wrecks down there? How deep is the area we're talking about?

Trooper York said...

"Topography – The underwater topography of the area may also be a factor. It goes from a gently sloping continental shelf to an extremely deep drop-off. Some of the deepest trenches in the world are found in the area of the Bermuda Triangle. Ships or planes that sink into these deep trenches will probably never be found."

chickelit said...

Ballard should look into it. The technology exists.

Leland said...

I was reading with interest until I got to the "Science Channel's What on Earth". It's a horribly stupid show. It's basically segments involving 10 minutes of mythical observations followed by a reveal of "real science" (sometimes an accurate account, other times questionable but better than the myths) ending with "but it could be" whatever mythical observation.