The Bermuda Triangle has long been a hub for conspiracy theorists who think the reason so many planes and ships have been lost in the area with explanation has something to do with extra-terrestrial creatures, or paranormal activities, or failing compasses, or remnants of the mythical city of Atlantis.
No amount of debunking — or explaining that the number of disasters is not unusual in that region compared to everywhere else — has ever convinced those believers otherwise.
But the mystery may finally be solved.
Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
Using radar satellite imagery, [meteorologists] discovered bizarre “hexagonal”-shaped clouds between 20 and 50 miles wide forming over the dodgy patch of water.
The blasts of air are so powerful, they can reach 170 mph — a hurricane-like force easily capable of sinking ships and downing planes.
Will it convince the conspiracy nuts that something supernatural isn’t at play here? I doubt it. They’re impervious to evidence. As the saying goes, you can’t reason someone out of something they were never reasoned into in the first place.
But for those people who respect science, there’s finally a rational explanation for why that region is perceived to be especially dangerous.
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