Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Experts Claim ‘Rogue Waves’ Behind Disappearances
The mystery of Bermuda Triangle, a 5,00,000 km square patch in the Atlantic Ocean, has baffled many for decades.
At least 75 planes and hundreds of ships have reportedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances while crossing the Bermuda Triangle. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the region between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. This has also given birth to a number of conspiracy theories including that of sub-sea pyramids to hexagonal clouds and alien bases.
However, it seems that a group of Channel 5 scientists have come up with an explanation to the mysterious disappearances at the Bermuda Triangle. According to a Channel 5 documentary ‘The Bermuda Triangle Enigma’, the answer lies in 100 feet ‘rogue waves’ which have claimed at least 1,000 in the last 100 years at the so-called Devil’s Triangle.
Researchers often refer rogue waves as ‘extreme storm waves’. These waves can reach a height of up to 100 feet and they can not be anticipated as they are very spontaneous. Rogue waves were first observed in 1997 by a satellite off the coast of South Africa. The waves are more than twice the size of surrounding waves, are very unpredictable, and often come unexpectedly from directions.
The Channel 5 British experts simulated the waves and made a model of the USS Cyclops, which was a 542 feet coal vessel that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in the year 1918. While until now, no wreckage or sign of any remains of the 306 crew members has been found, the British scientists were able to deduce that despite the sheer size of the ship, these 100 feet ‘rogue waves’ could have easily taken down the vessels in 1918.
The infamous area in the Atlantic can see three massive storms coming together from different directions, the perfect conditions for a rogue wave. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that the Bermuda Triangle has the same degree of air and sea traffic like any other place. The ocean has always been a mysterious place to humans, and when foul weather or poor navigation is involved, it can be a very deadly place.