As far back as Christopher Columbus, who reported strange instrument readings and a meteor crashing into the ocean, the Bermuda Triangle (or Devil’s Triangle) has been a source of wide speculation and tales of danger. We’ve grown up with the idea that traveling through is always a risky move. There is no end to the cases of missing persons and ships lost in the waters of this infamous spot. After centuries, scientists may finally have a theory as to why this area is so dangerous for travel…from a weather perspective.
Images from the NASA Terra satellite have been showing some strange happenings with the clouds near the Bermuda Triangle. In the area between Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Bermuda, the clouds gathered there are unlike most other clouds: they form a hexagonal shape. These odd clouds can range in size, some nearly 60 miles across. The unusual shape may be linked to what is happening below the clouds at sea level: strong winds of up to 100 miles per hour. The phenomenon is what scientists call “air bombs” and it’s no place for a ship to be if it is to remain sailing. With weather like this it’s no wonder that ships and planes can get lost in this eerie spot. This is one of the first promising scientific theories that may shed some much-needed light on this centuries-old mystery.
Watch the video to find out more and be sure to check out this original newsreel from when Amelia Earhart disappeared.