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Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Behind The Bermuda Triangle

Scientists may have finally uncovered the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean located between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

An estimated 8,127 people, as well as several boats and aircrafts, are said to have vanished in the triangle since record-keeping began in 1851, International Business Times reports.

One of the most prevalent explanations for the disappearances is underwater bedrock, which allegedly possesses magnetic capabilities that can disable compasses.

But researchers at the Arctic University of Norway found another aquatic phenomenon that could very well cause ships to sink.

According to The Guardian, the team recently came upon giant underwater craters off the coast of Norway measuring roughly half a mile wide and 150 feet deep.

The craters may have formed through explosions of methane, a natural gas buried within the floor of the Barents Sea.

If these explosions occurred, they could have resulted in methane bubbles that turned the water at the surface into foam.

A ship would likely sink if suddenly exposed to such conditions.

This discovery, however, took place solely in the Barents Sea, so it's not clear if these craters also exist in the Bermuda Triangle.

Even if such craters were found in the Triangle, they would not account for the numerous individuals who are rumored to have vanished from ships that didn't sink.

Citations: Missing ships victim of enormous methane blowouts on ocean floor (International Business Times), Do giant gas bubbles explain the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle (The Guardian)