A group of satellite meteorologists suggest devastating ‘air bombs’ capable of downing planes and ships could unlock mystery of notorious stretch of sea.
Bermuda Triangle is a strange triangular area on the Atlantic ocean where many ships sailing through it or planes flying over it have apparently disappeared without a trace. In few of such cases where wrecks could be found, the crew had vanished. And such incidents have been happening for decades within the 500,000 km square area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.
Disappearance of more than 1,000 ships and planes in the triangle area has remained unexplained and dismissed as coincidental by many.
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.
Meterologist 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 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 and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.” This kind of turbulent air is extremely dangerous for airplanes, which could be flipped or knocked into the sea by the currents.
Besides the powerful storms researchers noted that large-scale clouds were appearing over the western tip of the island of Bermuda, ranging from 20 to 55 miles wide. 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.
First claims of unusual and ‘paranormal’ occurrences in this area date back in recorded history to 1493 when Christopher Columbus reported seeing strange lights and compass readings.
According to statistic an average of four planes and 20 ships are said to go missing in the area each year.