Scientist Claims There Is No Mystery Surrounding the Bermuda Triangle

 

Many unanswerable mysteries have befallen us over the years - the meaning of existence, for instance, or how Michael Owen actually manages to consistently reach new levels of annoying on a daily basis.

However, rather than study the burning question of Owen's 'personality', people have spent time doing research into things like the Bermuda triangle.

There have been numerous incidents where ships and planes have mysteriously disappeared in that loosely-defined area of the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Florida to Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda.

Scientists have been baffled by the disappearances, which have claimed at least 1,000 lives in the last 100 years, according to reports.

However, dispelling any rumors of supernatural happenings in the area, which spans approximately 500,000 square kilometers, Australian scientist Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki has claimed there's no such mystery - the ships and planes that have gone missing are due to human error.

"According to Lloyds of London and the US coast guard, the number of planes that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis," Dr. Kruszelnicki said "It is close to the equator, near a wealthy part of the world, America, therefore you have a lot of traffic."

This is a bit different to what Dr. Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, found after spending a lot of time looking at the cloud formations over the area.

He believes that hexagonal clouds that create 170mph 'wind air bombs' are to blame. Apparently, these 'bombs' are powerful enough to flip over ships and cause planes to fall from the sky, the Mirror reports.

Speaking to the Science Channel's 'What on Earth' program, he said: "You don't typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution."

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