Scientists Think They’ve Solved, Figured Out Bermuda Triangle Mystery

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Over time, a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared there under mysterious circumstances. The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a region in the North Atlantic that is generally bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Scientists believe they’ve solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle ― and it’s not UFOs or sea monsters. According to “The Bermuda Triangle Enigma” on Britain’s Channel 5, scientists now believe conditions in that area were just right for massive rogue waves. It’s another kind of monster: monster waves. University of Southampton oceanographer Simon Boxall said these rogue waves could reach 100 feet tall. That would be on par with the largest wave ever recorded: A 100-foot tsunami triggered by an earthquake and landslide in Alaska’s Lituya Bay in 1958, the Smithsonian reported. “There are storms to the south and north, which come together,” said Boxall, “And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves.”

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With unsolved disappearances like the USS Cyclops, and the lost squadron of Flight 19, there are still plenty of mysteries surrounding this famous area of the Atlantic ocean. Using an indoor simulator, scientists discovered that a model of the USS Cyclops ― a ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 with 306 people aboard ― was swamped by a wave and sank. A report last year found that a design flaw would make the Cyclops especially susceptible to rogue waves. Two of the Cyclops’ sister ships, Proteus and Nereus, were later lost under similar circumstances, they were designed with the same flaws. They had a flat bottom, they rolled quite easily  “And to many vessels that could have just continued and caused a complete catastrophe.” and one day they rolled approximately 50 degrees one way, and in the high 40s the other way,” author Marvin W. Barrash told Forces News. Additional simulations showed that a rogue wave of 50 feet would be enough to sink the flat-bottomed ships, Forces News reported. There is nothing particularly hazardous about the Bermuda Triangle: The U.S. Coast Guard said in there statement.  “When foul weather or poor navigation is involved, it can be a very deadly place.  “Environmental considerations could explain many, if not most, of the disappearances,” the agency said. This is true all over the world.”

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