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Why Hexagonal Clouds Do Not Solve the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Oct 25, 2016 11:59 AM EDT

The internet has gone berserk after a theory popped up online, claiming that it might have found the reason behind the Bermuda Triangle mystery, and it all points out to hexagonal shaped clouds. However, NBC meteorologist Kevin Corriveau is not convinced at all.

Talking on Science Channel's "What on Earth?' series, a pair of meteorologists claim that hexagonal or honeycomb clouds floating above the area is responsible for the sudden disappearance of boats and planes in the 500,00 square mile triangle located in the Atlantic Ocean. The said triangle connects Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Showing a satellite image of the hexagonal clouds above the east part of the Bermuda Triangle, Dr. Randy Cervery, one of the theorists, said that these honeycomb clouds could be considered "air bombs." These clouds, as Live Science notes, range from 20 to 55 miles.

"They're formed by what are called microbursts. They're blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of the clouds and hit the ocean, and they create waves that can sometimes be massive in size once they start to interact with each other," he explained as quoted by NBC.

These "microbursts," according to the meteorologists, could cause drastic waves as high as 45 feet and strong winds at 100 mph and are powerful enough to destroy air and water vehicles.

But despite the internet going gaga over a possible answer to the Bermuda Triangle urban legend, Corriveau points out something strange in the hexagonal clouds shown by the meteorologists.

"When I look at a hexagonal cloud shape in the Bahamas, this is not the cloud signature of what a microburst looks like, You would normally have one large to extremely large thunderstorm that wouldn't have an opening in the middle," he said.

He also said that the meteorologists comparing the clouds they saw in the Bahamas and those in the North Sea oin Europe just doesn't add up. For Corriveau, comparing weather patterns of two distant locations does not work as the Earth's latitude plays a big part in weather patterns and cloud formation.

"I wouldn't say what we're seeing in the Bahamas is the exact same as in the North Sea," he said.

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