A new theory put forward by a group of satellite meteorologists posits that hexagonal clouds creating “air-bombs” with winds up to 170mph could be responsible.
Speaking to the Science Channel’s What on Earth, they said: “The satellite imagery is really bizarre… the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations.
“These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs. They’re formed by what is called microbursts and they’re blasts of air.”
In theory the blasts would be strong enough to cause the disappearance of vessels and aircraft.
The 193,000 square mile area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda is said to be the site of at least 1000 deaths, 75 downed planes and hundreds of sunk ships.
Many researchers have dismissed the tragedies as simply coincidence but numerous other theories from magnetic anomalies to alien intervention have been mooted.
One of the most notable disappearances is that of the USS Cyclops, a US Navy ship which vanished in March 1918.
It remains the largest non-combat loss of life in the history of the US.
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