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New theory 'solves' Bermuda Triangle mystery

August 1, 2018 | Comment icon 23 comments



Could rogue waves explain the Bermuda Triangle mystery ? Image Credit: NOAA / Captain Roger Wilson
British scientists have put forward the notion that 100ft 'rogue' waves are responsible for the phenomenon.
There are few mysteries as enduring and as well known as the Bermuda Triangle - an expanse of ocean in the North Atlantic that spans the area between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

Over the years the region has become synonymous with the unexplained disappearances of ships and airplanes - often with no trace of them or their crews ever being found.

Now though, scientists at the University of Southampton in England have come up with a new explanation for these disappearances and it is all to do with so-called "rogue" waves.

These sudden, enormous waves, which can measure up to 100ft high, were first observed in 1997 and can show up unexpectedly out of nowhere with the destructive power to sink even the largest of ships.
To test their theory, the researchers created a model of the USS Cyclops - a huge vessel that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 along with its 300 crew members.

By simulating a rogue wave in the laboratory, which quickly overwhelmed and sunk the model ship, they were able to demonstrate that this could explain how ships have disappeared in the area.

What's more, the Bermuda Triangle has conditions conducive to the formation of such waves.

"There are storms to the south and north, which come together," said Dr. Simon Boxall. "And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves."

"They are steep, they are high - we've measured waves in excess of 30 meters."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nnicolette 3 years ago
Yes I'm aware that it is not commonly accepted as fact but also aware that snopes did not send divers or inspect ray browns recovered artifact. I'm not saying it's necessarily true but I definitely wouldn't pretend snopes actually looks into anything more than webpages just like most u.m. members. I read about that pyramid in one of my grandpa' books when I was little before the internet existed. Calling structures or ruins that don' vibe with accepted archaeoogical theory paranormal is a bit much tho. Anything that has been explained away as such under the pretense that money is to be made te... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Nnicolette 3 years ago
You aren't supposed to confuse the internet with the real world, people. Searching the internet for glass or crystal pyramids doesn't equate to "there are no pyramids". At least be wise enough to be aware of the difference between " there are conflicting webpages about it" and "it conclusively doesn't physically exist" I don't know that it does or doesn't, but at least I am wise enough to be aware of that fact. It' funny how often people act like everything in existence is catalogued. Must blow their mind every time a new species or ruin is discovered. Edit: by the way since you said you coul... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Liquid Gardens 3 years ago
I don't think this is an accurate analysis of the situation. It's not acting 'like everything in existence is catalogued', it's that if there was actually some decent evidence of a crystal pyramid underwater then someone by now would really have some very good evidence of it. We are capable of underwater photography now, and considering that a crystal pyramid underwater wouldbe pretty close to the most amazing discovery in history, if it exists it reasonably make one wonder why we're hearing about it in a comment section on the internet? It doesn't help that despite you noting that no one ... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by TripGun 3 years ago
For me the best explanation is methane pockets releasing on the ocean floor as this would cause ships to lose buoyancy and would form methane plumes that would have aircraft dropping from the sky. But magic is a cool reason too.
Comment icon #18 Posted by stereologist 3 years ago
The article isn't about anomalies. It is showing the properties of the pyramid using known physics. The results are not from testing at Giza, but are based on numerical modeling. The numbers at the top of each picture are wavelengths, the lambda symbol, and the wavelengths are in meters. These are long wavelengths in the AM part of electromagnetic spectrum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_frequency
Comment icon #19 Posted by Mr.United_Nations 3 years ago
Comment icon #20 Posted by DingoLingo 3 years ago
never heard about this glass pyramid before.. always found the triangle interesting.. since i was a kid and was facinated by the In Search Of series hosted by Leonard Nimoy if you can point towards info on this pyramid would be interested..
Comment icon #21 Posted by Not A Rockstar 3 years ago
Yes, when I first heard about the methane I had one of those "ah-hah" moments. It would explain a lot.
Comment icon #22 Posted by taniwha 3 years ago
If I remember correctly, the HMS Titanic sank after striking a giant floating pyramid made entirely from ice crystals!
Comment icon #23 Posted by UFOwatcher 3 years ago
Putting forth a proclamation this (myth or fact) is "solved" by an 'idea' is pretty poor.


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