British Marine experts finally concluded what caused the loss of many planes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle.
The triangular-shaped area that stretches from Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda for more than a century became a mystery because a number of planes and ships often disappeared without trace when crossing the area.
The New York Times noted there were 50 ships, 20 planes and more than a thousand people missing in the Bermuda Triangle in the last 500 years.
The researchers from the University of Southampton said the ships were sucked into the oceans by a massive wave of more than 30 meters high, according to a report from Russia Today on Thursday (2/8). Explanation of the matter was revealed in a documentary on Channel 5 about the Bermuda Triangle Mystery.
“There are storms to the North and South, which then meet.We measure the wave heights can reach 30 meters.The larger the ship the damage will be more severe,” said Dr Simon Boxall, a marine expert who led this investigation to The Sun.
A number of theories are continuing to explain the loss of ships and aircraft there but scientists have finally come to conclusively high waves as the cause when the 18.5 meter tidal waves were recorded from the North Sea via satellite imagery in 1995.
The big waves that occur when a series of large waves hit the open ocean. For normal waves around 12 meters can have a pressure power of 8.5 psi. Modern ships are designed to withstand a pressure of 21 psi, but the powerful waves can destroy ax as powerful as 140 psi, enough to topple even the strongest ship.
For this documentary, Dr. Boxall and his team made a wave simulator and ship USS Cyclops to find out how the impact on large ships. The Cyclops ship lost in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918 with 309 passengers.
“You can imagine a great wave with an invisible height and nothing under the boat, if it happens then the ship can sink in two to three minutes,” said Boxall.