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The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Finally Solved

The mystery of the bermuda triangle has been credited to rogue waves

After a decades-long investigation, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has finally been revealed.

There’s a little chance that you haven’t heard about the mystery of the 700,000 square-meter stretch between the Florida, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda. For hundreds of years ships and planes crossing the Bermuda Triangle have gone missing, and no one knew why.

Some of the most popular theories claimed that aliens abducted people passing through the triangle, or that there was hole in the middle of the ocean, or even that leftover technology from the fictional continent of Atlantis were triggered by passing ships and planes and activated to destroy them.

All of those theories are however unlikely. But one group of scientists believe that they finally have the answer.

Researchers at the University of Southampton believe that the ships that disappeared crossing the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean were crushed by 30-meter-tall “rogue waves”.

“There are storms to the South and North, which come together… we’ve measured waves in excess of 30 metres. The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done,” lead oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall told The Sun.

The team’s findings are explained in the Channel 5 documentary ‘The Bermuda Triangle Enigma’.

Rogue waves happen when two large waves crash together and form one mega wave. Unlike regular waves, which have a breaking pressure of 8.5 psi, mega waves can have a crushing pressure of up to 140 psi.

On average, modern ships are built to withstand the pressure of about 21 psi.

Over the past 5 centuries, more than 50 ships, 20 aircraft, and 1,000 people have gone missing while crossing the Bermuda Triangle, according to the New York Times.

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