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The Bermuda Triangle may be one of the world’s greatest mysteries – or at least it was. Scientists at Colorado State University now believe they have discovered the cause of why so many ships and planes have disappeared over the last century.

170mph ‘air bombs’ caused by hexagonal cloud formations in the region are said to be capable of bringing down planes and sinking ships. If this discovery sounds terrifying, it’s because it absolutely is. These ‘air bombs’ are so powerful nothing stands much of a chance if hit by one.

Hundreds of ships and at least 75 planes have been said to have disappeared in this 500,000km square area of the North Atlantic Ocean.

170mph ‘air bombs’ caused by hexagonal cloud formations in the region are said to be capable of bringing down planes and sinking ships. If this discovery sounds terrifying, it’s because it absolutely is. These ‘air bombs’ are so powerful nothing stands much of a chance if hit by one. They can be so powerful that they create waves over 45 feet high as they blast into the ocean.

Hundreds of ships and at least 75 planes have been said to have disappeared in this 500,000km square area of the North Atlantic Ocean. In these disappearances, at least 1,000 lives have been lost in the last 100 years. Even today, roughly four planes and 20 ships go missing a year.

The fact that it’s some insane sounding phenomena that sounds sort of made-up that is the cause of such a large number of disappearances is mind-boggling.

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Hexagonal shaped clouds are the cause for such intense blasts of wind. The massive clouds range from 20 to 55 miles across, and don’t follow the typical random distribution seen in most clouds.

“You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds,” says Dr. Steve Miller, satellite meteorologist at CSU.

Meteorologist Randy Cerveny adds: “They are formed by what are called microbursts and they’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.”

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