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Bermuda Triangle Mystery ‘Solved’

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USA — August 3, 2018

British scientists said that they have solved the secret of the Bermuda triangle. They believe 100ft ‘rogue’ waves could be the reason why so many boats have been sunk in that mysterious area.

 The infamous body of water in the western part of the North Atlantic ocean stretches across 700,000km between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto-Rico. It is also known as the Devil’s Triangle. The area features multiple shipping lanes and has claimed over 1,000 lives in the last 100 years.

But experts at the University of Southampton believe the mystery can be explained by a natural phenomenon known as “rogue waves.” The claims were first made on the British documentary "The Bermuda Triangle Enigma." Rogue waves — large unexpected surges that occur near the surface of the ocean and last only for a few minutes — are naturally occurring phenomena that were first observed by satellites in 1997 off the coast of South Africa.

Experts at the University of Southampton re-created the conditions of a rogue wave using an indoor simulator and demonstrated how huge boats can be overcome by the monster waves.

The team used a model of the USS Cyclops — which went missing in the triangle in 1918 claiming 300 lives. The scientists said the size of the boat, along with its flat base, allowed for it to be easily overcome by the water and size of a rogue wave. Rogue waves can measure up to nearly 100ft

The disappearance of the Cyclops remains the U.S. Navy's single greatest loss of life not directly involving combat. Theories on its disappearance include an attack by a German submarine or sinking in an unexpected storm.

The rogue wave theory is just the latest to explain the mysterious disappearance of boats in the triangle area. It does not answer questions on the disappearance of airplanes in the area, the first of which was reported in 1945.

The mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle might be finally explained with the 100ft ‘rogue' waves theory, but the myth of its seas will survive forever. But how did all the tales and legends begin?

Author: USA Really