The hexagonal cloud formations could be a clue to the disappearance of planes and ships but not everyone is convinced.
It’s a mystery that has perplexed people for nearly 100 years – the large area of ocean connecting Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico has been the site where nearly 1000 lives have been lost through unexplained circumstances. But scientist may have come up with anew theory and it may have something to do with clouds.
Hexagonal clouds that have found to form over the triangular area are a clue to a disturbing phenomena whereby extreme air currents exist with winds of up to 170mph and waves measuring 45ft high. This, of course, can cause major problems for both planes and ships passing through the area.
Meteorologists say the hexagonal cloud formations are not uncommon and form when cooler air mixes with warmer, wetter air creating the strong, sudden updrafts and downdrafts more powerful than a full-force hurricane, that could put airplanes and ships in danger.
“These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are, in essence, ‘air bombs,'” explained meteorologist Randy Cerveny. “They’re formed by what are called microbursts.”
However others don’t agree with the long-searched solution to the Bermuda Triangle mystery. Steven Miller, who appeared on a Science Channel report, claims this sort of phenomena happens in many places and doesn’t explain why it happens more often in this area.
“It is a common phenomenon occurring globally — most generally found at mid- to high latitude locations over the oceans, and usually during the cold season,” stated Miller, a scientist at Colorado State University.
It seems the mystery may just go on a little longer. It is reported that four planes and 20 boats mysteriously go missing each year in the Bermuda Triangle.