The Bermuda Triangle is a legendary area of the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing a half-million square miles between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico. It's famous for being an area where boats and planes disappear without a trace. The mystery of what happens to these vessels has never been explained... until now.
Many have disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle, but the most famous case is Flight 19. In December of 1945, five US Navy bomber planes took off from Fort Lauderdale for a practice bombing. Their navigation equipment started to malfunction, and they were lost at sea. A 13-man rescue plane was sent out, and it also disappeared. Overall, 27 men went missing. The Navy reported that that it was “as if they had flown to Mars.”
Air bombs, or microbursts, are downdrafts that can reach up to almost one hundred miles per hour. They literally "blow up" the air, and can cause 45' waves. Think of them as a quick, mini-hurricane. No plane or ship would have a chance.
While the clouds about the Bermuda Triangle have the same shape as the North Sea clouds, they don't have the same characteristics.
"I wouldn't say what we're seeing in the Bahamas is the exact same as in the North Sea," says meteorologist Kevin Corriveau. For microbursts, "You would normally have one large to extremely large thunderstorm that wouldn't have an opening in the middle."
There have of course been other theories regarding the Bermuda Triangle. A couple years back, a theory circulated that craters found in the Barents Sea were responsible for methane gas pockets in the Bermuda Triangle. These pockets burst, causing explosions that destroyed ships and planes.
The biggest argument against these theories is also the simplest: The Bermuda Triangle just doesn't exist. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Bermuda Triangle has a normal amount of accidents and disappearances for a busy area of the ocean.