For years, it’s been one of the world’s biggest mysteries, striking fear into the hearts of sailors and pilots, and leaving even the greatest scientists confused.
But, now, the reason why the infamous Bermuda Triangle has claimed so many ships and aircraft may finally have been discovered.
At least, scientists believe they may be one step closer to solving the mystery, after they found a series of craters off the coast of Norway, reports the Daily Mail.
But Norway is nowhere near the Bermuda Triangle, we hear you cry!
Even so, scientists who found the half mile-wide and 150 feet deep craters in the Barents Sea believe they were created by methane building up and bursting under the seabed.
They’re now speculating this is what also happens in the Bermuda Triangle, a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
Researchers from the Arctic University of Norway told the Sunday Times:
Multiple giant craters exist on the sea floor in an area in the west-central Barents Sea and are probably a cause of enormous blowouts of gas. The crater area is likely to represent one of the largest hotspots for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic.
The scientists added that the explosions causing the craters to open up could potentially pose risks to vessels travelling on the Barents Sea.
It has been a theory for a while among certain experts that this is precisely what happens in the Bermuda Triangle, and this new evidence in another area could well substantiate those suspicions.
Scientists are now looking at whether the bursting of these bubbles is sufficient enough to sink ships and they’ll present their findings next month.
Then again, it could all be down to aliens or crazy amounts of electromagnetic energy emanating from an invisible island. Who knows?