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Bermuda Triangle mystery ‘solved’ scientists claim

Location of the Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic Ocean (iStock)

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British scientists believe 100ft ‘rogue’ waves could be the reason why so many boats are sunk in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.

The infamous body of water in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean stretches from 700,000 square kilometres (270,271 square miles) between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the area offers multiple shipping routes and has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the last 100 years.

But experts at the University of Southampton believe the mystery can be explained by a natural phenomenon known as “rogue waves.”

On Channel 5 documentary “The Bermuda Triangle Enigma,” the scientists use in simulators to re-create the monster in the water peaks.

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Rogue waves, which but a few minutes were observed for the first time by satellites in 1997 off the coast of South Africa.

Some have even measured up to 30 meters (almost 100m high.

The research team built a model of the USS Cyclops, a large ship that went missing in the triangle in 1918, claiming 300 lives.

And because of the sheer size and the flat bottom, it doesn’t take long before the model is overcome with water during the simulation.

Dr. Simon Boxall, a ocean and earth scientist says that the notorious area in the Atlantic ocean you can see three huge storms come together from different directions – the perfect conditions for a rogue wave.

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Boxall believes that such a peak in the water itself, on a boat, such as the Cyclops, in TWO.

He said: “There are storms to the south and the north, who come together.

“And if there is still more that of Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves.

“They are steep, they are high – we have measured waves more than 30 metres.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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