Between Florida, Peurto Rico, and Bermuda lies an area of ocean commonly referred to as the Bermuda triangle. Throughout the past centuries, planes, ships, and people have vanished without notice, leaving the world in mass confusion regarding the phenomenon.
The mysterious nature of this phenomenon has been quite the novelty, as it is commonly referred to in movies, books, and even television shows. Another name given to the area is ‘The Devil’s Triangle,‘ and for good reason, as up until now, there has been no explanation behind the strange happenings that seem to occur in the region on a regular basis.
Now, British scientists believe they may have gained an understanding of the strange occurrences in the regions. According to them, rogue waves could be to blame for the many ships that have sunk in the area. Spanning over 700,000 square KM, over 100,000 lives have been claimed to the region.
In a documentary entitled ‘The Bermuda Triangle Enigma,’ the scientists depict the rogue waves by using simulators that recreate the major water surges. If you didn’t know, a rogue wave is a wave that lasts only minutes but can be observed on satellite. Many of them measure as high as 100 feet.
One of the missing ships, taken by the Bermuda triangle is the USS Cyclops, which contained 300 people. Even a ship of this magnitude would easily be eradicated by a rogue wave.
One scientist, Dr. Simon Boxall, who is an ocean and earth scientist, explains that if there were three major storms coming from different directions, it would create the perfect conditions for a rogue wave to thrive.
Furthermore, he believes that such surges and waves would easily snap a boat, like the Cyclops in half.
“There are storms to the south and north, which come together,” Dr. Boxall said.
“And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves.”
While the scientists offer a very interesting outlook on the possibilities behind the disappearances in the region, their theory is still that: a theory. For now, we will have to decipher for ourselves on whether or not this explanation is satisfactory until more research is carried out.