Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Not Quite

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Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell talks about debunks story on the solving of the Bermuda Triangle mystery

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A recent story which has been spreading wildly across social media claims to have solved the mystery of disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.

While the story did discuss the possibilities of microbursts being able to take down planes and generate large waves to sink ships, the explanation cannot be linked to only the Bermuda Triangle area. Microbursts can occur in just about any warm climate.

The hexagonal clouds shapes that this online story discusses are real, but are not directly associated with microbursts.

Such cloud formations are caused by differential temperatures between the ocean water and the atmosphere, and can occur in many places across the world.

The pictures used in the online article are actually associated with clouds forming over the islands located in this part of the Atlantic.

So while microbursts could be responsible for some of the mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, there are no more microbursts in this area compared to the Plains states in the United States.