Posted by: Danielle | August 12, 2010

Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved?

Two scientists  believe that they have finally solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Their research paper,published in the American Journal of Physics, explains that natural gas,specifically methane,is the culprit behind the disappearances of ships and air craft over the years.

Professor Joseph Monaghan researched his theory with honor student David May at the Monash University of Melbourne Australia. They two hypothesized that giant methane bubbles rising from the ocean floor might account for most if not all of the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, and similar sites around the world.

Surveyors of the sea floor have found that the Bermuda Triangle and North Sea area both have significant quantities of methane hydrates, and older eruption sites.

Looking at the existing data the two imagined what would happen if a large methane bubble exploded from natural fissures on the sea floor. The methane that is normally frozen at great pressure embedded within subterranean rock can become dislodged and form gaseous bubbles expanding as they explode upwards. When these bubbles reach the service they continue to expand upwards, and outwards.

Any ships caught in these gigantic bubbles immediately lose their buoyancy, and sink right to the bottom of the ocean. If they bubbles are large enough, and have a high enough density, it is possible for them to knock an aircraft out of the sky with little to no warning at all.

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