Researchers have found huge undersea craters which could be tell-tale signs on why vessels went missing and were possible blown to smithereens, to end up at the bottom of the sea.
The up to half-mile-wide and 150ft deep craters in the Barents Sea are thought to have been caused by a build-up of methane.
This graphic shows the vast extent of the triangle. The Bermuda Triangle covers 440,000 square miles of sea – from the British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, to the Florida coast and on to Puerto Rico. They are just off the Norweaigan coast – a country rich in natural gas reserves.
“The crater area is likely to represent one of the largest hotspots for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic.”
Hundreds of boats and planes have been lost within and just outside the triangle since Christopher Columbus was the first to record its existence, noting his ship’s compass stopped working and he saw a fireball in the sky.
Crew of Torpedo Bomber28, lead plane of Flight 19 which vanished in December 1945
The the first reported ship with a radio lost in the triangle was the USS Cyclops ship in 1918
The biggest recorded loss was in 1945 when five US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Bimini Island never showed up after a radio call from the 14 men on board that their compasses stopped working.
Three rescue planes also disappeared.
These and many more are the woes wroth by the so called legend. Since there isn’t a definite explanation, and not even scientific reasons to support this. Then I guess we consider it as one of the mysteries of the earth. Research still on-going though..