One of the most popular prosaic explanations for the mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle has been debunked.
Skeptics searching for an answer to the puzzling phenomenon have long suggested that lost ships and planes fell victim to a surge of methane gas erupting from the ocean floor.
However, author and bubble physicist Helen Czerski says that the 'methane bubble' theory is simply scientific hot air.
According to her explanation, if a large amount of methane erupted from the ground underwater, it would quickly form into tiny bubbles rather than a ship-sinking giant mass of gas.
Additionally, these tiny bubbles would push the water below the ship upwards as they rose and ultimately just cause the vessel to move away from the scene.
Czerski goes on to say that, theoretically, such an event could sink a ship if it were titled over to one side, "except that every ship is built to prevent that from happening."
As such, she declared, "methane bubbles in the Bermuda Triangle, definitely, do not sink ships."
While Czerski's explanation seems rather airtight, it's a safe bet that her reasoning will fall on deaf ears for the 'true believers' who subscribe to the methane bubble theory.
Everyone else must get back to the drawing board to come up with some other reason for why so many ships and planes have vanished in the Triangle over the years.
Coast Insiders looking to learn more about the infamous esoteric mystery that is the Bermuda Triangle can check out adventurer David Hatcher Childress' 7/16/2003 appearance on the program.
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Source: Tech Insider