Possible scientific explanation for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances

Possible scientific explanation for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances

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There have been many suppositions over the years concerning what exactly is causing the disappearance of planes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle: aliens, supernatural forces, even the city of Atlantis.

Even though the myth was effectively debunked in the 1970’s, it keeps on living in the public imagination, and now, a Norwegian team may be able to answer some questions related to this tropical area of ocean.

The researchers from the Arctic University of Norway were studying craters on the floor of the Barents Sea when they started speculating that what they were observing could possibly bring some answers to the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.

In these 150 feet deep and half a mile wide craters, methane gas is believed to have exploded, which could effectively harm humans in that area. As researchers suspect, methane may have leaked out of deposits of gas and oil below the ocean floor, pulling ships into the depths while bubbling to the surface and erupting.

There is no concrete evidence yet that this phenomenon is also occurring in the Bermuda Triangle, but it isn’t the first time that researchers have connected methane and myths. Russian researchers also believed that gas hydrates could be causing strange activity in the respective area.

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Caroline Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Bucharest. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field. She specializes in gender issues, ethnic minorities, and has a passion for literature, but she loves to find out more about any subject she comes across. When she is not busy with her studies, she is attending conferences, seeing plays which deal with contemporary issues in society, traveling, taking photos for her Instagram account, and watching beauty related vlogs. She aims to become a published writer and to pursue a Ph.D. is the field of gender studies.