There may finally be an answer to the mystery that has cost many their lives off of the coast of the Bahamas. Many ships and planes have been known to disappear in the infamous Bermuda Triangle, and now, scientists believe they have found the answer. No, it?s not aliens, but it does involve giant craters and explosions of gas. Researchers at Arctic University of Norway believe that large build ups of methane gas in the sea floor triggered violent eruptions capable of sinking ships.
The gas eruptions may not be the whole picture, but due to the numerous craters found scattered throughout the Bermuda Triangle, it is believed that they would be the main cause. The craters would have been left behind from quick release of built up gasses.
The rising gas bubbles would essentially lower the density of the seawater, which would cause ships to sink, or possibly even become enveloped by water depending on the severity of the explosion. The large upward force could also be capable of snapping ships in half through the expanding gas bubble, much like how moored naval mines work. Each crater found in the sea floor was upwards of 45 meters deep and 3/4 of a kilometer wide. These large expanses would have held many thousands of cubic meters of methane, resulting in violent turbulence when released.
While gas eruptions in the sea explain away the disappearance of ships and other watercraft, the question shifts to airplane crashes. As methane is a very combustible gas, if a plane were to fly through a large enough concentration of the gas, it might combust. These sudden eruptions would also account for much of the mystery surrounding the suddenness of each of the disappearances. In large part, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been intensified by the lack of communication from now missing vessels.
While this is still just a theory, the action of sinking ships through the release of underwater gasses is fully tested and proven. So as it turns out, it probably wasn?t aliens responsible for the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, just a lot of methane gas.