After claiming the lives of an estimated 1,000 people in the last century alone, the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved.
In 2016 we’ve had the rise of killer clowns, but what about ‘killer clouds’? That’s what scientists now believe may be the culprit for the downing of so many planes and ships over the notorious area.
Researchers claim that hexagonal clouds adorn the triangle, creating terrifying 170mph winds which they’re describing as ‘air bombs’.
They believe that these brutal blasts of air can flip over ships and even bring planes crashing into the ocean.
The Mirror reports that these massive clouds were mainly appearing over the western tip of Bermuda, and could range from anything from 20 to 55 miles across. In summary, bloody terrifying.
A satellite meteorologist from Colorado State University, Dr Steve Miller, told Science Channel’s What on Earth: “You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution.”
By using radar satellites to measure what was happening underneath the clouds, they discovered that sea level winds were almost reaching 170mph- to put that into perspective that’s the same wind speeds reached during Hurricane Katrina.
These winds are so powerful that they could create waves of more than 45ft high, creating these so-called ‘air bombs’ to come crashing down towards the ocean.
Scary AF? Definitely, but hopefully it’ll spell an end to all the crazy theories surrounding one of the most mysterious parts of the planet.