British scientists believe the 30-meter high wave may have been the cause of many ships sinking under the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
One of life’s great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation.A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, England, speculates that the natural event called Rogue wave could explain the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda triangle, The Sun reported on 1st Aug.
The Bermuda Triangle lore includes such stories as that of Flight 19, a group of 5 U.S. torpedo bombers that vanished in the Triangle in 1945. A rescue plane sent to look for them also disappeared. Other stories include the mystery of USS Cyclops, resulting in the largest non-combat loss of life in U.S. Navy’s history. The ship with a crew of 309 went missing in 1918. Even as recently as 2015, El Faro, a cargo ship with 33 on board vanished in the area.
This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Altogether, as far as we know, 75 planes and hundreds of ships met their demise in the Bermuda Triangle. Possible causes for the catastrophes have been proposed over time, ranging from the paranormal, electromagnetic interference that causes compass problems, bad weather, the gulf stream, and large undersea fields of methane.
This type of wave appears unexpectedly and alone in the seas with the big size even reaching the height of 30 meters, becoming a serious threat to the ship.
According to News.com.au, in the documentary movie “The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle,” scientists used home-made simulators to simulate this mysterious phenomenon. The first rough wave was observed by a satellite in 1997 on the South African coast. This wave appeared only in a few minutes. Some waves were up to the height of 30 meters. The team built the model of the USS Cyclops, a large ship missing at the Bermuda Triangle in 1918, leaving 300 dead. Due to its large size and flat bottom, the model was rapidly submerged in the simulation. According to Simon Boxall, a marine scientist, this famous ocean area in the Atlantic Ocean can suffer three great storms coming from different directions at the same time – perfect conditions for rough wave formation. Mr. Boxall believes that rising water could cause a ship like Cyclops to break in half. “There are many storms coming from north and south at the same time. If more storms come from Florida, dangerous rough waves can be formed. They are very tall and steep. We calculate the waves higher than 30 meters. The bigger the vessel, the worse it gets. You can imagine if a rough wave has two vertices while there is nothing supporting under the ship, the ship will break in half. If this happens, the ship can sink in 2-3 minutes, “Boxall said.
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle can be explained by the rough waves up to 30 meters, but rumors related to the area may last forever. The “scary” Bermuda triangle was first mentioned in 1950 by the Miami Herald’s Edward Jones. By 1952, this area became infamous when writer George Sand wrote in the journal Fatemagazine about the incidents that had occurred in the area. One of the most mysterious plane disappearances in the Devil’s Triangle has to mention is Flight 19. Flight 19 is a team of five US Navy Avenger Tornado jets disappeared during training on December 5, 1945 from Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station, Florida. After this incident, mysterious disappearances of aircraft and boats occurred in this area. Just last year, a plane carrying four people, including a mother and two children, also disappeared in this demonic triangle.
Since then, the scientific community has made many theories. First, methane accumulation at the bottom of the ocean exploded, which caused the plane and ship to be completely destroyed. Secondly, the phenomenon of “electronic frogs” – an electromagnetic field abruptly appearing on the surface – disable the activity of ships and aircraft and submerse them. Third, hexagonal clouds can create “air bombs” (which blow the wind down to the ocean at extremely high speeds), creating waves up to 14 meters high and “crunching” ships and planes.