For many decades, the Bermuda Triangle has become a mysterious location off the coast of the Florida peninsula where various ships and planes have reportedly gone missing.
While the U.S. government and other international maritime agencies do not recognize the name, some people claim the missing ships and aircraft are caused by extraterrestrial activity in the region.
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However, a new discovery may finally shed light to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. According to a report, several scientists found giant craters on the seabed near the coast of Norway.
The experts claim that these craters are indications that something exploded in the area, and that methane bubbles may have caused these explosions.
Scientists find giant craters underwater which may explain Bermuda Triangle mysteries https://t.co/pCqJ5lJKRo
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In the report, these methane bubbles accumulate under the sea floor sediments, and then explode, burst, or “pop” from the seabed to the water surface.
“The crater area is likely to represent one of the largest hotspots for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic,” said in the report.
The craters reportedly measure up to 800 meters wide and about 45 meters deep.
Details about the discovery will be presented at the European Geosciences Union, and experts will discuss whether these methane bubbles are a threat to ships.
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Reports also claim that such phenomenon may have something to do with the bizarre occurrences within the Bermuda Triangle. For many years, the only scientific explanation that experts could provide is the area’s turbulent weather and seas.
Interestingly, Russian scientist Igor Yeltsov already stated last year that the “mysteries” of the Bermuda Triangle may be the result of gas hydrate reactions. Yeltsov explained that this kind of occurrence can trigger an avalanche or even a nuclear reaction, where huge amounts of gas are produced.
The term Bermuda Triangle was first coined by Vincent Gaddis in 1964, when he described it as a place where various ships and aircraft mysteriously disappeared without a trace.