According to recent reports, scientists have allegedly figured out the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Yes, we mean that location on our planet where planes and ships disappear, as well as countless people who got lost there and were never heard of again.
This region has been a hotspot for debates, as the Bermuda Triangle remains a favorite topic for conspiracy theorists and fans of the unexplained. In recent weeks, new articles on the matter fueled new rounds of debate, but the truth is that no real solution has been provided.
In case you’ve been so caught up in the election fever or have been too busy keeping up with the Kardashians, here’s a bit of backstory. According to some British publications, there has been a significant discovery at the bottom of the Barents Sea, revealing some huge craters.
Scientists at the Arctic University in Norway described these craters as measuring up to 131 feet deep and 3,280 feet in diameter. They speculated these were the result of deep oil deposits causing methane gas explosions.
After the initial news – which didn’t seem like much – hit the headlines, the Daily Mail was all over that report, taking it a step further. The American publication claimed the findings could offer an explanation for the many ships and planes lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
Daily Mail cited a report from the Siberian Times published in 2014 which said that gas explosions could have heated up the ocean, causing ships to sink. At the same time, the atmospheric events resulted from the blasts could explain the aircraft crashes.
So is the mystery now solved? Well, not really, since the scientists at the Arctic University of Norway themselves then went on record saying that the Daily Mail and all the other publications had gotten it all wrong.
The researchers didn’t leave room for interpretations when they released a news update called “Craters in the Barents Sea Not Connected to Bermuda Triangle.” According to Arctic University professor Karin Andreassen, the “many large craters on the seabed in the central Barents Sea” have no links to the Bermuda Triangle.
Even though the results they published are preliminary, they are very clear about that. These craters are the outcome of the “blowout of methane gas once the ice retreated after the last Ice Age.”
So there we have it. It’s always wise to take these mystery-solving articles with a considerable grain of salt because most of them might never have an answer.
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