Scientists study “giant waves” in that area.
The mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle or also known as the Devil’s Triangle will now become history, scientists believe they have resolved what happens in that area where several boats and planes have disappeared.
The Bermuda Triangle is a geographical area in the shape of an equilateral triangle, located in the Atlantic Ocean, between the Bermuda Islands, Puerto Rico and the city of Miami (in the state of Florida).
The first documented mention of the Bermuda Triangle was made in 1950 when journalist Edward Van Winkle Jones wrote about some lost ships “mysteriously” in the area of the Bahamas. A year later, in 1951, the journalist and novelist, George X. Sand stated in an article that “strange marine disappearances” happened in that place.
Now, the investigations indicate that they have nothing to do with marine monsters or UFOs with the strange disappearances, the explanations indicate that they are giant waves.
According to the documentary The Bermuda Triangle Enigma, broadcast by the British Channel 5, scientists believe that the characteristics of this area make it ideal for the development of giant waves.
“There are storms to the south and north that end up coming together. If Florida’s storms also join, potentially life-threatening giant waves can form, “says oceanographer Simon Boxall of the University of Southampton (UK), speaking to The Sun.
Boxall says that these giant waves can reach 30 meters in height. That, according to the Smithsonian, would match them with the highest wave ever recorded: a 30-meter tsunami triggered by an earthquake and a landslide in Lituya Bay (Alaska, United States) in 1958.
Through a simulator, the researchers discovered that a USS Cyclops model ship – which disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 with 306 people on board – was swallowed by a wave and sank. A report from last year found that a design flaw made the USS Cyclops especially vulnerable to giant waves.
“It had a flat bottom and could easily tip over. One day it tilted approximately 50 degrees to one side and forty degrees to the other side. The same may have happened to many other vessels, resulting in a complete catastrophe, “says the author, Marvin W. Barrash, in Forces News.
A giant wave of 15 meters could be enough to sink these flat-bottomed vessels, reports Forces News.
The United States Coast Guard ensures that there is no special danger in the Bermuda Triangle.
Source: El Salvador