New research off the coast of Norway has led to renewed speculation surrounding what may be behind the infamous spate of ship disappearances attributed to the Bermuda Triangle.
Scientists from Arctic University of Norway announced that they have discovered a series of massive craters in the nearby Barents Sea.
These craters, measuring a half-mile wide and 150 feet deep, are believed to be the result of methane gas bubbling up from the seabed and causing a massive disruption on the surface of the water.
The discovery of the craters adds strength to the longstanding theory that the disappearance of ships in the Bermuda Triangle is due to vessels being inadvertently struck by the sudden methane eruptions.
However, the undersea craters have only been discovered off the coast of Norway, which is over 3,000 miles away from the famed Triangle, where such depressions have yet to be found.
Beyond that, the researchers announcing their findings have conceded that they do not know if the methane explosions could actually sink a ship, particularly the large vessels that have been lost in the Triangle.
And, while it is believed that a methane eruption would possibly cause an aircraft caught in its wake to fall victim to the event, that theory is also tenuous and has yet to be proven.
Ultimately, should it be proven that methane gas could cause the downing of ships and planes, Triangle researchers still argue that the relatively rare events simply cannot account for the sheer number of vessels that have gone missing in the area over the years.
So while the new Norwegian findings may add a tantalizing piece of evidence for the natural theory behind Bermuda Triangle disappearances, the mysterious vanishings are likely to remain a perplexing piece of paranormal lore for quite some time.