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Experts Claim To Have Solved Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle

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The Bermuda Triangle, which resides in the region between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, has been an area of fascination for centuries.

This mysterious body of water in the Atlantic Ocean has claimed approximately a thousand lives in the last hundred years alone.

People have spent decades mulling over the reason to why so many people have disappeared once they entered, the region also known as, the Devil's Triangle.

One of the most famous disappearances to date is the USS Cyclops, one of the U.S. Navy's largest fuel ships.

In 1918, the ship set out with more than 300 crew members on board, but once they entered this mysterious region, they were never seen again.

It wasn't only ships vanishing without a trace, even planes that flew over the large body of water were never to be heard of again.

Many travelers believe supernatural events are to blame, like the lost city of Atlantis, fire crystals, and UFOs.

Others speculate that the Bermuda Triangle has treacherous underwater reefs, strange hexagonal-shaped clouds, or extremely powerful whirlpools.

After centuries of speculation, scientists claim that they've "solved" the mystery - and their findings will surprise you.

British scientists revealed on Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle that massive "rogue waves" coming from all different directions are to blame.

Scientists recreated these 100 ft waves using indoor simulators and found that these storms can create the perfect conditions for a natural disaster.

“There are storms to the south and north, which come together. And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves. They are steep, they are high – we’ve measured waves in excess of 30 meters," Dr. Simon Boxall, an ocean and earth scientist, told The Sun.

Boxall suggests that these powerful waves can snap a boat, even as big as the Cyclops, in two.

“The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done. If you can imagine a rogue wave with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes.”

Also, many scientists are certain that bad weather is solely to blame for these tragic deaths and disappearances.

“The ocean has always been a mysterious place to humans,” The National Ocean Service said, according to Huffington Post. “When foul weather or poor navigation is involved, it can be a very deadly place. This is true all over the world.”

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[H/T: Sun]

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.