Meteorologists believe that they may have found the source for the many mysterious disappearances in the infamous Bermuda Triangle: strange hexagonal-shaped clouds.
Examining satellite images of the notorious area, weather experts were stunned to see the odd formations lurking in the sky over the Bermuda Triangle.
Looking deeper into the strange phenomenon, they also found a similar series of hexagonal clouds at the North Sea off the course of the UK.
Advanced imaging technology allowed for researchers to see deeper beneath those North Sea clouds and found sea-level winds nearly 100 mph and capable of creating massive 45-foot waves.
As such, they propose that similar conditions exist in the Bermuda Triangle when the creepy clouds form there.
"These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are, in essence, 'air bombs,'" meteorologist Randy Cerveny marveled to the Science Channel.
Known to weather experts as 'microbursts,' Cerveny explained that they are "blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of the cloud and then hit the ocean," generating enormous waves.
Any ship or plane caught in the middle of such an event would almost certainly be doomed.
That said, longtime Triangle trackers may not want to put away their nautical maps just yet.
Veteran researchers will be quick to note that microbursts are just the latest theory for what may be behind the Bermuda Triangle mystery.
Previously, methane bursts had been the preferred explanation for those who are skeptical that the vanishings are caused by paranormal events.
Much like the methane theory, the microburst hypothesis is simply speculation and the only way to know for sure if it is the source for strangeness inside the Triangle is to put it to the test.
And we're guessing it may be hard to find volunteers willing to sail into a microburst-laden Bermuda Triangle.
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: The Science Channel