Scientists say they have cracked the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, which has been apparently responsible for the disappearance of more than 75 planes and hundreds of ships over the years. Hexagonal cloud formations due to extreme weather conditions could be the key behind such incidents, the latest scientific study has said.
In the last 100 years, at least 1,000 people are reported to have lost their lives in accidents around the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
Multiple reports show that these hexagonal clouds over the 1.3 million sq km (500,000 square miles) of ocean between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico create 'air bombs' with wind speeds of around 170 mph. It has the potential of drowning large ships and bringing down planes.
"They are formed by what are called microbursts and they're blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other," Randy Cerveny, a satellite meteorologist told Daily Mail.
Researchers analyzed imagery taken by a NASA satellite and found the hexagon-shaped clouds 240 km off the coast of Florida and over the Bahamas.
But, analysts have found similar type of hexagonal clouds over a portion of the North Sea, near England. According to reports, storms often create waves as high as 45 feet tall in the North Sea.
This led the scientists to think that the clouds can be the actual reason behind the destructive conditions in the Bermuda Triangle.