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The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved

A strange sight found on satellite imagery could be the key to unlocking the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, according to a pair of meteorologists.
/ Source: TODAY

Could "air bombs" be the reason for so many mysterious disappearances of planes and boats in the Bermuda Triangle over the years?

A pair of meteorologists speaking to the Science Channel's "What on Earth?" believe that hexagonal-shaped clouds seen on satellite imagery could be the key to figuring out why the Bermuda Triangle has become notorious for disappearances of aircraft, ships and people.

The mysterious area of the North Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda can be seen covered by the oddly shaped clouds that are between 20 and 55 miles across.

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"These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence, 'air bombs,'' Dr. Randy Cerveny of Arizona State University told Science Channel. "They're formed by what are called microbursts. They're blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of the clouds and hit the ocean, and they create waves that can sometimes be massive in size once they start to interact with each other."

These "air bombs" pack winds up up to 170 miles per hour, more than enough to send an airplane hurtling down from the sky or create waves to capsize a ship.

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The same strange hexagonal clouds have also been seen on satellite imagery over a portion of the North Sea, near England, where storms often create waves as high as 45 feet tall. That led Cerveny to believe similar destructive conditions are occurring under the same type of clouds in the Bermuda Triangle.

Cerveny added that the satellite images could allow authorities to trigger an alarm for any aircraft or ships when a hexagonal cloud is detected in order to save lives.

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