The age-old Bermuda Triangle mystery seems to have been finally solved by scientists. Numerous conspiracy theories had been formulated over the years to explain the disappearance of hundreds of ships and aircraft.

Scientists assume that the planes and ships went missing in the Atlantic Ocean because of the "air bombs" created by hexagonal clouds which are formed due to severe weather conditions.

These air bombs comprise of winds having a velocity of 170mph, which is strong enough to pull down any aircraft or ship.

"These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence air bombs," meteorologist Randy Cerveny told the Mirror.

"They are formed by what are called microbursts and they're blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other," Cerveny added.

According to experts, these air bombs are capable of formulating up to 45ft giant waves. As per the revelations by the researchers, giant clouds were observed over Bermuda Island's western tip, which were widely spread over a distance of 20 to 55 miles.

Thousands of lives have been lost mysteriously over the century in Bermuda Triangle and an average of 20 ships and four aircraft go missing mysterious in Bermuda every year.

USS Cyclops
USS Cyclops on the Hudson River in 1911United States Naval History and Heritage Command


The USS Cyclops incident

The incident resulting in the single largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy not related to combat occurred when the collier USS Cyclops, carrying a full load of manganese ore and with one engine out of action, went missing without a trace with a crew of 309 sometime after March 4, 1918, after departing the island of Barbados.

Although there is no strong evidence for any single theory, many independent theories exist, some blaming storms, some capsizing, and some suggesting that wartime enemy activity was to blame for the loss.

In addition, two of Cyclops's sister ships, Proteus and Nereus were subsequently lost in the North Atlantic during World War II. Both ships were transporting heavy loads of metallic ore similar to that which was loaded on Cyclops during her fatal voyage. In all three cases structural failure due to overloading with a much denser cargo than designed is considered the most likely cause of sinking.

Source: Bermuda Triangle by D Merrill