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Aug-06-2010 14:30printcomments

How Brilliant Computer Scientists Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle and the North Sea region between continental Europe and Great Britain have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.

The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle. Courtesy: steelkaleidoscopes.typepad.com

(CHICAGO) - According to two research scientists the mystery of vanished ships and airplanes in the region dubbed "The Bermuda Triangle" has been solved.

Step aside outer space aliens, time anomalies, submerged giant Atlantean pyramids and bizarre meteorological phenomena ... the "Triangle" simply suffers from an acute case of gas.

Natural gas—the kind that heats ovens and boils water—specifically methane, is the culprit behind the mysterious disappearances and loss of water and air craft.

The evidence for this astounding new insight into a mystery that's bedeviled the world is laid out in a research paper published in the American Journal of Physics.

Professor Joseph Monaghan researched the hypothesis with honor student David May at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

The two hypothesized that large methane bubbles rising from the ocean floor might account for many, if not all, of the mysterious disappearances of ships and aircraft at specific locales around the world.

Researcher Ivan T. Sanderson identified these mystery areas during the 1960s. Sanderson described the actual shape of these regions as more like a lozenge rather than a triangle. Some of the more famous spots include an area in the Sea of Japan, the North Sea, and of course the infamous "Bermuda (or Devil's) Triangle."

Oceanographic surveyors of the sea floor in the area of the Bermuda Triangle and the North Sea region between continental Europe and Great Britain have discovered significant quantities of methane hydrates and older eruption sites.


Because of the correlations and existing data, the two envisioned what would happen when gigantic methane bubbles explode from natural fissures on the seafloor.

The methane—normally frozen at great pressure as gas hydrates embedded within subterranean rock—can become dislodged and transform into gaseous bubbles expanding geometrically as they explode upwards. When these bubbles reach the surface of the water they soar into the air, still expanding upwards and outwards.

Any ships caught within the methane mega-bubble immediately lose all buoyancy and sink to the bottom of the ocean.

Aircraft falling victim to these methane bubbles will lose their engines-perhaps igniting the methane surrounding them-and immediately lose their lift as well, ending their flights by diving into the ocean and swiftly plummeting to the sea bottom.

In most cases little or no wreckage would be found by searchers.

Using the latest in computer modeling, Monaghan and May tested their theory. The modeling program, based on the scientific principles of fluid dynamics, accounted for all the variables including the velocity of a giant methane bubble, its pressure, and the density of the gas and surrounding water.

To provide a check on the accuracy of their hypothesis, the two scientists built a large tank, filled it with water to simulate the regions of the earth where ships and planes have reportedly disappeared over the last century, and launched large methane gas bubbles from the bottom of the tank towards a toy ship floating on the surface of the water.

The results were impressive and the physical tests mirrored the computer model. The two found that the ship sank if it was between the middle of a bubble and its outer edges. If the ship was far enough away from the edge of the bubble—or directly over it—the ship would sail on safely. Despite not sinking, however, if the methane bubble was big enough and the ship was positioned at or near the center of the bubble when it surfaced, every one on the ship could be asphyxiated. This would account for several famous cases where ships were found in the Triangle with everyone aboard dead without a scratch.

As a bubble surfaced the water rose dramatically creating a sphere of water. Yes, the ship would slide off the sphere, but as the bubble burst a huge jet or column of high-velocity water would slam onto the ship and in a matter of seconds drive it down into the murky depths.

Recent surveys in the North Sea region have identified sunken vessels that are very near previous methane venting/eruption sites. What a methane bubble would actually look like, however, as it roars from the ocean depths breaking onto the surface of the sea no one knows.

Anyone who has experienced the phenomenon first-hand is dead.

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Terrence Aym also writes for helium.com; if you enjoyed this article, visit How brilliant computer scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery to read a more expanded article.

This is a response article also published on Salem-News.com:
Aug-13-2010 : Bermuda Triangle Mystery Truly Solved - Mohamed Alkeilani for Salem-News.com


Terrence Aym is a Salem-News.com Contributor based in Chicago, who is well known nationally for his stirring reports on the top ranked site, helium.com. Born in Minnesota, Terrence Aym grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs. Having traveled to 40 of the 50 states and lived in 7 of them, Aym is no stranger to travel. He's also spent time in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Western Africa. An executive for many years with Wall Street broker-dealer firms, Aym has also had a life-long interest in science, technology, the arts, philosophy and history. If it's still possible to be a 'Renaissance man' in the 21st Century, Aym is working hard to be one.

Aym has several book projects in the works. Media sites that have recently featured Aym, and/or discussed his articles, include ABC News, TIME Magazine, Business Insider, Crunchgear.com, Discover, Dvice, Benzinga and more recently, his work has been showing up in South Africa and Russia.

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Mochik March 22, 2014 12:31 am (Pacific time)

Nice reading info different version of solving mystery.. My understanding simply, when a matter wind, water, sand rocks, etc.. move differently / oppositely on orchestrate way,when each different forces hit each other, there's a common point area/place that it will be on equilibrium, in a clock pendulum there should be a stop,creating imbalance, creating another cycle movement.. in short thats how Bermuda and unusual uncommon thing happens.. Human intellect in nature tend to measure Creator's creation,even in start of Bible, Genesis, fall of man, serpent promise a knowledge.. but now creates chaos rather create harmony..


Hamza Mohsin March 20, 2014 10:32 pm (Pacific time)

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malachi March 6, 2014 10:31 am (Pacific time)

It's a nice theory, but there will have to be a huge methane bubble to affect planes at that magnitude. The pressure and the gas concentration of the methane bubble would begin to dissipate as soon as it leaves the water surface... and that's a lot of distance between the surface of the ocean and the plane's flying altitude. It could still be possible after you plug in the equations, but my rationality says a bit unlikely. I think it's very possible for the ship counterparts, however.


Anonymous February 23, 2014 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

Ibelieve that we should solve this mystery we should send a robot or some type of water proof camera and we should have a rope so we can pull itback to us when we lookse signal of where exactly it is


eve February 23, 2014 5:30 pm (Pacific time)

why dont you send a robot with a camera.the robot being water proof and why cant you tie it with a rope and when u loose where it is yiou pukll it back


pankaj khurana January 17, 2014 2:09 am (Pacific time)

i think .. the bermuda triangle contains very high part of moon gravity. that disasters are natural. in this area most of the time high amount of moon gravity that,s causing the all magnetic chips etc were not work together and all the ships and planes..........???


royalprinceofvegas875@gmail.com September 27, 2013 11:15 am (Pacific time)

good evening everybody my self is royalprince of vegas, my profession is (medico scientist,research and development in pharmaceutical analysis) I had seen many research on bermuda triangle but im not agree no magnetic force,no sink hole,no aliens. according to me the exert pressure of atlantic ocean is double the space between the sky and atlantic ocean. atlantic ocean lie between pacific ocean on one hand north america on other hand europe and africa despite of this fact everyocean has its own depth with great pressure exactly the atlantic ocean has its depth in bermuda in the form of bermuda triangle this triangle has its own power with double pressure maximum engulf pressure is 56,00,000 tons at a time above this weight no chance of engulfing any plane or ships .GRAVITATIONAL FORCE OF WATER IN BERMUDA TRIANGLE IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO THE ENGULFING FORCE OF METAL" ex aluminium, iron,steel ..only one way to escape from bermuda triangle is use plastic boats


matt August 13, 2013 12:48 pm (Pacific time)

wrong


Ethan August 1, 2013 11:18 am (Pacific time)

I can't stand when I see all these people saying "thank you scientists I didn't know what it was." Idiots


Ethan August 1, 2013 11:16 am (Pacific time)

The disappearance of ships and/or airplanes in the Bermuda Triangle is most likely due to some strong electromagnetic force that makes the ship's/airplane's comtrols go awry due to the triangle's location on the earth, in my opinion. But who is to say there couldn't be a secret or remote island in the midst of the triangle for the leaders of the NWO to escape to once their actions are committed? There are a bunch of devious people in this world, and a lot of them lie.


dextor April 10, 2013 1:02 pm (Pacific time)

bubble theory is logical to solve the bermuda triangle mystery


Gregory February 14, 2013 3:40 pm (Pacific time)

Thr theory isn't half bad, but a few faults with it.


ANONYMOUS IS MY NAME January 12, 2013 2:09 pm (Pacific time)

AWESOME


connor January 4, 2013 7:46 am (Pacific time)

surely the methane bubbles of great pressure would disband to atmospheric pressure after leaving the sea being that there is no container for this pressure to be held the theory that the methane can go up unmixed with air in a pure form and causes planes to crash is more of a mystery than we started with,and plus how does the methane only seem to be given off when theres a ship or plane there, many of the disappearance and crashes based around this area were due to the electromagnetic interference causing planes navigation to go horribly wrong, so methane now has electromagnetic properties? most the crashes were found in the marsh lands located near the triangle, how can a computer show real life interactions, computers show you what you put into them so a computer animation created by scientist believing this theory will show the finding they want, i want to see theses self contained ever expanding gas bubbles of extreme density because tbh if we can keep methane in pressure like you say then theres a whole new fuel source of super density, just an opinion though you could be right


Uh Me.. December 30, 2012 1:47 pm (Pacific time)

So, if that's the TRUE case, the "Triangle suffering from flatulence", and some scientist figured that out, then we should hear no more about the disappearance of ships or planes. If we can predict an answer, we can predict a solution. So let us predict when these bouts of "gas" are bound to happen, and alert a plane or ship in the path to change routes...?


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crazy November 22, 2012 11:42 am (Pacific time)

cool!!! I have always wondered how the Bermuda triangle ate those ships and planes.


SHELITE November 3, 2012 4:13 pm (Pacific time)

WE HUMANS LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY KEEP EM COMING!!!


SHELITE November 3, 2012 4:07 pm (Pacific time)

WE HUMANS LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...... BUT HAVE YOU FOLKS STOPPED TO THINK THAT THIS EARTH IS THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND???? AND THE MORE TIME SPENT ON THIS DRIBBLE, THE LESS TIME IS SPENT ON THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE....GOD !!!


Anonymous September 1, 2012 12:06 pm (Pacific time)

how does this explain the theory with bruce gernon who time warped from andros island to miami in 3 mins?


gautam August 19, 2012 9:36 am (Pacific time)

y not u try to design a ship and aircraft with new technics


josh from portland August 10, 2012 9:31 pm (Pacific time)

Why hasn't anyone used a plane with a state of the art camera to fly through the bermuda triangle and see whats happening? or even a submersable camera to wander down deep into the water?


josh from portland August 10, 2012 9:30 pm (Pacific time)

Why hasn't anyone used a plane with a state of the art camera to fly through the bermuda triangle and see whats happening? or even a submersable camera to wander down deep into the water?


solve June 30, 2012 7:20 am (Pacific time)

i think that i found the solve for that my name is ante skelin and i live in craotia in knin.i think that solve is to destroy the piramidsin bosnia turkey and egypt because when you connect airlines of piramids in egypt bosnia and turkey you get bermuda triangle on other side of earth i calculate all of these think and it is 100% correctly !!!!


anon June 25, 2012 7:54 am (Pacific time)

Why so serious about this?Here is my theory.The gravity on this area is so strong that it sucks everything passing through it.The oppoaite country on this triangle is china, it sucks the gravity in china, and the consequence is that chinese kung fu jumps so high from floor to roof top, or performs so many kicks while flying, before the kung fu man touch down back to ground.Heheh. BAck to being serious.


Waltersky 2012 June 25, 2012 7:52 am (Pacific time)

Why so serious about this?Here is my theory.The gravity on this area is so strong that it sucks everything passing through it.The oppoaite country on this triangle is china, it sucks the gravity in china, and the consequence is that chinese kung fu jumps so high from floor to roof top, or performs so many kicks while flying, before the kung fu man touch down back to ground.Heheh. BAck to being serious.


Kiandre June 21, 2012 1:24 am (Pacific time)

The Bermuda Must be loved by Whale because What my be causing the massive bubbles are whales. you may not believe me but look for youself Toroidal Vortex Are what they called http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyTOcfF99oandfeature=player_detailpage


Anonymous June 21, 2012 1:23 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyTOcfF99oandfeature=player_detailpage


ankul singh May 9, 2012 9:42 am (Pacific time)

i knew about that but, i dont know this mystry has been solve after reading this text i think this the mystry is too much solved


ankul singh May 9, 2012 9:42 am (Pacific time)

i knew about that but, i dont know this mystry has been solve after reading this text i think this the mystry is too much solved


jamuna April 24, 2012 4:50 am (Pacific time)

it is a uandr full


dilip April 9, 2012 2:02 am (Pacific time)

According to scientists bermuda triangle mystery s bcoz Natural gas— methane gas in water heats ovens and boils water— this leads 2 mysterious disappearances of ship and air craft. But i have a doubt.... how could be methane gas spread only to a trianglular a region in the ocean.!!!


Ravi Ojha March 24, 2012 4:08 am (Pacific time)

Shall we send a submarine and sheck once... Atleast you'll get some evidences from beneath.


J. Chance March 17, 2012 7:11 am (Pacific time)

What theory accounts for the ships found intact and unscathed yet without a crew? I understand you mention the crew suffocating due to the methane displacing oxygen, but where are the bodies of the missing crews and what could methane possibly have to do with their disappearance?


kiara March 7, 2012 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

Im doing a speach on the berumuda triangle. if my speach is the best I do it in front of the school then the board.

Editor: It's good to know this has the interest of young people, thanks.


VISIONS March 1, 2012 1:44 am (Pacific time)

wow so nice theory about Bermuda Triangle. I just need this latest news for my project and I finally got it. I just don't know if this is to be believed or not.Anyway Science is really great to learn. If there is such mystery happening probably it's the imagination of some people. But I still believe in God Our Father. And that he created everything in the whole wide universe. I just want to end this with a positive note: AMAZING!


FAHIM February 29, 2012 1:57 am (Pacific time)

I will go there..........


dave February 19, 2012 12:08 am (Pacific time)

what about the disappearance of the signal? is this the result of methane?


Hendryx February 10, 2012 6:32 am (Pacific time)

wow, every one seems to have theorys about the BT.


Anonymous February 2, 2012 7:25 am (Pacific time)

Why not suspend a balloon with a camera above the ocean that is anchored to the sea floor and film the gas bubbles?


bedarkar gajendra February 1, 2012 12:08 am (Pacific time)

fantastic story


bedarkar gajendra February 1, 2012 12:07 am (Pacific time)

i think,anything will go on that area , elian would take theminto there world


frankie January 26, 2012 6:13 am (Pacific time)

Andrew Nelson didnt say that someone else from a class room said that! Oh and this story is actully really interesting :)


Pravash Pujari January 20, 2012 6:40 am (Pacific time)

Sorry, I'm not agree with you...I'm needful of the real fact...


gt4u January 16, 2012 8:53 pm (Pacific time)

If this Methane Gas Theory to be believed, -why does all the magnetic compass show error whegle. n reaches bermuda triangle. -how come that the ship reachs on shore with no human crew trace on it. -an aircraft flying at high altitude, even if comes under methane attack, may for some time gets of track, but by the time it pass the triangle can regain its momentum and balance.


Maharjan January 7, 2012 7:59 am (Pacific time)

This is the way to heaven, or way to another world.


Bermuda December 18, 2011 10:55 am (Pacific time)

i think this is due to magnetic stones found under the sea with the combination of natural gas .


EmoGothChick December 15, 2011 7:13 am (Pacific time)

i think that magnetic stones on the ocean floor are the cause of the problem, not natural gas.


EmoGothChick December 15, 2011 7:17 am (Pacific time)

brilliant my foot! do some more reserch bucco before your head explodes.


EmoGothChick December 15, 2011 7:12 am (Pacific time)

i think that magnetic stones on the ocean floor are the cause of the problem, not natural gas.


vaibhav December 10, 2011 6:22 am (Pacific time)

i think bermuda triangle is world biggest mysterie.


Rohit Batra December 9, 2011 2:04 am (Pacific time)

a great research scientist .... i was so excited to know abot it thank you very much.....


Srinivasa December 7, 2011 2:23 am (Pacific time)

thank you scientists , i was really worride by thinking of some alien force might be doing this , but thanks a lot


dfrcjslrl@sina.com December 4, 2011 8:32 am (Pacific time)

I think the Bermuda devil triangle phenomenon is the change of magnetic field effects. Is the solar storm of charged particles through the two poles of the earth to the equatorial current transportation process occurred. In polar near and close to the equator of the Central American isthmus made two field validation. 我认为百幕大魔鬼三角现象是磁场变化的后果.是太阳磁暴的带电粒子经由地球两极向赤道面电流输送过程中发生的.需要在极圈附近和接近赤道的美洲地峡做两个实地验证.


dfrcjslrl@sina.com December 4, 2011 8:21 am (Pacific time)

我认为百幕大魔鬼三角现象是磁场变化的后果.是太阳磁暴的带电粒子经由地球两极向赤道面电流输送过程中发生的.需要在极圈附近和接近赤道的美洲地峡做两个实地验证.


sheena November 8, 2011 4:39 am (Pacific time)

I'm AFRAID OF THIS TYPE OF THEORIES.


olivia negrinotti October 28, 2011 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

do you think it has something to do with air and ground.


Rishabh Patil October 16, 2011 5:33 am (Pacific time)

Upppss,I thought that it's a real mystry.But after reading this text I came to knew that it is due to a 'chemical masala' I mean 'chemical reaction'


Johnson Matete,Kenya October 9, 2011 5:09 am (Pacific time)

nice ideas


Johnson Matete,Kenya October 9, 2011 5:08 am (Pacific time)

where is this computer model used for simultaion? I do believe in this story.it sounds real and well researched.


kanzu September 6, 2011 11:04 pm (Pacific time)

You will keep sinkinking unless stop denying the above all of God.


Anonymous September 5, 2011 5:09 pm (Pacific time)

Any photos of that area??


MAYUR August 21, 2011 1:54 pm (Pacific time)

WHY CANT WE CAN BE SURE ON TO THIS UNLESS ONE GO OVER THERE AND COMEBACK WITH A PROOF OF EXACT REASON BEHIND THIS MYSTERY M CURIOUS TO KNOW and TO GO OVER THERE ARE YOU ALL....


snehal butani July 11, 2011 8:41 am (Pacific time)

still people are dissappered who goes there?


jacob June 27, 2011 12:54 pm (Pacific time)

this is beautiful theory


trx June 2, 2011 12:30 am (Pacific time)

Good Ideas !!!!!


George Nsubuga May 26, 2011 2:15 am (Pacific time)

When will people ever stop not trusting in God, all creation declares the glory of the creator, wouldn't you see that Bermuda is shouting the power of God. Think about it.


M. Vishnu BBSR May 25, 2011 11:58 pm (Pacific time)

If we send a war flight then what happen?


M. Vishnu BBSR May 25, 2011 11:56 pm (Pacific time)

Are the methane hydrate bubbles in ozone layer? is there any relation between ozone layer and the bubbles?


Anil Nimesh April 5, 2011 2:49 am (Pacific time)

I don't agree with this Science theory. There are so many things existing on this Planet which cannot be scientifically proven and are beyond Science. This all Scientist are aware of. I appreciate the efforts of Researcher Ivan T. Sanderson. This Triangle can be a good location of Global Junk and they earn out of it.


Prashanth April 3, 2011 6:06 pm (Pacific time)

It is pret atma , I am sure


Prashanth April 3, 2011 6:04 pm (Pacific time)

There is a big pret atma or a evil soul in barmuda triangle , in ancient scripts it is said that pret atma stays in triangles only , and pret atma is killing and pulling people into it and this is true,


ghyu March 10, 2011 3:41 pm (Pacific time)

so who where the two scientist that solved the problem?


sinu March 3, 2011 1:17 am (Pacific time)

its very inteserting but it should be solved soon


sinu March 3, 2011 1:15 am (Pacific time)

i heared the news tat subash chandra bose also died in tis flight crash only


rtfgf February 28, 2011 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

does anyone know where the ships go after sinking???


Vexinity February 27, 2011 12:04 pm (Pacific time)

"k this is clearly not true... only because christopher columbus, Charles Lindbergh and Bruce Gernon have all experienced the bermuda triangle's paranormal activities.. and as i recall they servived ... several ships and planes have crossed this area and survived... methan gas does not explain the air-crafts disappearing? it doesn't explain why half the ships reappeared without the crew being on it, it may be true that this region has large deposits of methan gas but then there are areas with much larger deposits (Carolina coast)and no near accidents happen out there ?explain that ?" @Student What happened with Columbus was easily explained (google it) The 2 other "incidents" probably have reasonable explanations. If there was paranormal activity in the Bermuda Triangle I'm pretty sure 1-2 people wouldn't be the only ones to know about it. And it's hardly liked they needed to survive because Bruce Gernon Experienced Time/space travel and Columbus experienced a fire ball(which was probably an Indian fire) and some lights. Not extraterrestrial activity or something of the sorts. They were never in any real danger from something that wasn't natural ie. Methane bubbles.


Trevor February 25, 2011 5:51 am (Pacific time)

This information was used along time ago. It cant explain it all


Student February 21, 2011 9:46 am (Pacific time)

yeah but Rahul .. it doesn't explain the ships crews going missing the ship returning abandoned?


Student February 21, 2011 9:37 am (Pacific time)

k this is clearly not true... only because christopher columbus, Charles Lindbergh and Bruce Gernon have all experienced the bermuda triangle's paranormal activities.. and as i recall they servived ... several ships and planes have crossed this area and survived... methan gas does not explain the air-crafts disappearing? it doesn't explain why half the ships reappeared without the crew being on it, it may be true that this region has large deposits of methan gas but then there are areas with much larger deposits (Carolina coast)and no near accidents happen out there ?explain that ?


Say_Aim February 18, 2011 12:56 am (Pacific time)

is it true??i'm so confuse..


haqNawaz khan February 10, 2011 2:47 am (Pacific time)

its interesting but there are many points which can be discussed


Rahul February 2, 2011 12:36 am (Pacific time)

Hey folks!After scratching the head with physics, geography, oceanography, etc.. I can pin point some of the opinions behind the mystery of Bermuda Triangle. First of all,Bermuda Triangle is not a mysterious one, as convinced by a lot of people by their own facts and rumors. The reason for the disappearance of ships or planes is not because of aliens or any other super-natural powers. If there are so many ship wrecks and plane crashes, they would have been definitely some evidence to prove them. There are no pieces of planes/ships recovered, neither the black box found for any of those planes crashed.Sudden disappearance is a myth. Scientifically, Bermuda is situated very close to tectonic plates near the atlantic ocean. There are few under-water volcanoes near Bermuda as well. I should also mention that Bermuda is just an island made of limestone. The soil is not so thicker anywhere around the island. Bermuda sea waters are covered with strong coral reefs which boasts as a place for a lot of aqua- organisms. These organisms have learned to live there probably for millions of years and cannot survive if there is a magnetic pole disruption. (Hope you all know that aqua-species and birds use the magnetic pole for their directions in case of migrating to other areas or countries).The underlying fact here might be that the tectonic plates collided each other making a deep cut in the earth's surface thereby allowing volcanic lava or liquidous rocks from earth's crust to come upwards and reach the sea bed. This can sometimes create a lot of thrust in the sea water which can cause erratic waves without any notice. The ships can easily get caught in between the waves or extreme pressurised gas/thrust which comes from underwater. Adding more to this, anything that goes under this ocean could never be seen because of the coral reefs spread all over making it difficult to search. The planes may probably crash just because the limestone mixes with the sea water and exactly looks like a white island instead of ocean. For whatsoever reason, if the compass fails and if the pilots' need to take action, they might look at this whitish yellow colored island and trying to land their planes on these areas not knowing that it is actually sea water. By the time they go to a lower altitude and find that its the color of the ocean, but not any mainland, they would have already started sinking deep into the ocean. So sending a distress signal is almost impossible. The slightly molten sea bed has lesser density and can easily intake anything that sinks into it. A blackbox can be left undiscovered only if the beacon signal is not transmittable, i.e., when the device had been buried deep enough into something and closed out completely like lava covering the device and then cools down to a rock. Also I would like to inform that for years together, lots of ships have sailed safely in the same route without any modern technology. Lot more to think.... May be asking the fishermen in Bermuda how they make their livelihood successfully may disclose more clues on this.


Ankita January 18, 2011 5:46 am (Pacific time)

Yes, ofcourse we all r human . So "BE AN HUMAN."


vikram singh January 7, 2011 9:49 am (Pacific time)

The theory need more evidence because malfunctioning compass and radio single and electromagnetic phenomena could not explain by the methane theory


niroz khan January 1, 2011 8:34 am (Pacific time)

yes i rely like this history and now i know that place easily thanks for discovery


niroz khan January 1, 2011 8:31 am (Pacific time)

yes i rely like this history and now i know that place easily thanks for discovery


Vanish December 15, 2010 6:29 pm (Pacific time)

WHAT ABOUT VANISHING VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH VANISH??????????????????????


Shade December 15, 2010 6:26 pm (Pacific time)

No this is wrong.Methane gas would not form a bubble


Shubham December 11, 2010 3:16 am (Pacific time)

If science says i can solve all then why he is unable before this Bermuda Triangle.


Shubham December 11, 2010 3:18 am (Pacific time)

science challenges to solve all problems but not Bermuda???????


AMARTYA CHATTERJEE November 18, 2010 8:50 am (Pacific time)

SO I COME TO KNOW WHY THE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFTS ARE VANISHING.


AMARTYA CHATTERJEE November 18, 2010 8:45 am (Pacific time)

SO I COME TO KNOW WHY THE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFTS ARE VANISHING.


Piyush November 12, 2010 7:24 am (Pacific time)

it's a very nice story


Shamma November 8, 2010 9:08 am (Pacific time)

i need informations about The Bermuda Triangle ! Pls,


smoky October 31, 2010 1:03 pm (Pacific time)

yeah we knew that for quite a while, 1 triangle down, now the silence zone in mexico and the dragon triangle in china!


Sunil Kumar October 31, 2010 1:36 am (Pacific time)

Still it remains a mystery. I don't think it is due to methane hydrates. There might be some other reason. Any one should go and find any new theory.


Ashicha October 30, 2010 11:17 pm (Pacific time)

really???????


Mohammad Sa October 26, 2010 2:11 am (Pacific time)

I watched a Discovery program before almost 2 years that talks about bermuda traingle and there was a research scientist in a US university that made a simulation on a swimming pool to simulate the ship sinking and it was as expectied the ship sank with the gas he used, so this idea is not totaly new and it has been discussed before


becca October 25, 2010 6:56 am (Pacific time)

what about the two people who flew across the bermuda triangle and came out the other side ten years later.


Davy Jones October 21, 2010 9:45 am (Pacific time)

You ain't figure it out yet. How is it possible that it didn't flow out of the region but within the triangle. Its Satan that is behind this whole thing, not methane


Davy Jones October 21, 2010 9:47 am (Pacific time)

You ain't figure it out yet. How is it possible that it didn't flow out of the region but within the triangle. Its Satan that is behind this whole thing not methane.


Remar Dominguez October 19, 2010 8:19 am (Pacific time)

I'm really really interested of the theory of BERMUDA TRIANGLE until now I'm still looking a great article of this mystery can you send me an article of this on my E-Mail Infinit.Chaos73627@gmail.com


Jamie D. BABY! October 14, 2010 11:24 pm (Pacific time)

idk what's funnier ~ the fact that i read about this theory 10 years ago, or aLL these comments. WOW You guys have me LITERALLY LoL


YUVAVEERAN October 12, 2010 1:08 am (Pacific time)

I think thats a magnetic force, that can sink an aircraf or a ship.


Fawaz Ahamed October 9, 2010 10:35 am (Pacific time)

Hi , This is Fawaz form India . I have idea for visit bermuda triangle. but throught science and tecnology only .. i have well degined plan for going there but it was danger's if many one has will to go there please contact me i am waiting for u reply... Email Address : fawazed@gmail.com


Deepthi from india October 3, 2010 11:32 am (Pacific time)

Tis s amazing 2 knw tat methane gas is d cause for it,yet none can safely crossover bermuda triangle...as in case f aircrafts vanishes, can use a robotic machine or a aircraft driven by robots, can find d myserty... since robots are more capable than human... can built it wid very huga power and can use it 4 tis study.... if its solved it wud b d proud tat v found d secret f past 30 yrs wid d improvement n technology... all d best .... u ppl ll suceed...great job done...


Abdul sami October 1, 2010 5:07 pm (Pacific time)

I think there is some kind of natural phen0men0n.i thnk that there is alot of electromegnetic wave in this place.or it might be the hidden land of witchcraftz


miami rick September 25, 2010 12:12 am (Pacific time)

looks like one of them methane farts blew up your space bar.


LinkX2010 September 23, 2010 3:31 pm (Pacific time)

(My.spacebar.is.broken!Sorry!)Just.methane?BOORRIIINNGG!!!!!And.I.was.actually.thinking.that.the.triangle.had.real. cool.stuff.going.on.like.time .warps.I.was.scrolling.through.channels.and.I.saw. something.that.may.just.blow.this.theory.out.of.the.water!I.stopped.on.Discoverey.when.I.saw.a.program.about.the. triangle.A.man.was.taking. about.30.people.to.Miami.by. plane.A.bunch.of.clouds. surrounded.him.He.saw.a. tunnel.in.the.clouds,so.he. went.through.it.The.tunnel. was.at.least.10.miles.long...The.clouds.started.turning. a.grayish-orange.color... Black.spirals.surrounded.the. inside.of.the.tunnel.He.got. through.the.tunnel,and.he.was.flying.right.over.Miami!The.flight.would've.taken.at.least.2.hours,but.he.made.it.there.in.3.minutes!


vinoth sathyabama univ chennai September 22, 2010 6:45 am (Pacific time)

this fact is still not solved shocking must be magnetic force why should we leave a ship or a plane of very old one and research u brilliant scientistssssss


MURALI September 19, 2010 1:08 am (Pacific time)

CHANDU, I AGREE WITH YOU. JUST EXPLORE ANCIENT LANGUAGES. WE WILL GET THE REASON AND SOLUTION


CHANDU September 17, 2010 1:24 pm (Pacific time)

Bermuda very famous very interesting fact. if any one knows the scripts of ancient languages we can known the many facts which are hidden.but no one is able to known the scripts of ancient languages.


CHANDU September 17, 2010 1:22 pm (Pacific time)

Bermuda very famous very interesting fact. if any one knows the scripts of ancient languages we can known the many facts which are hidden.but no one is able to known the scripts of ancient languages.


a wise one September 16, 2010 1:12 pm (Pacific time)

really?


Nicole September 10, 2010 7:21 pm (Pacific time)

What's inside of the Bermuda Triangle? There's has to be something in there. And anyway, has there any fishes living under the Bermuda Triangle?


dark September 1, 2010 1:06 am (Pacific time)

a big mystery for every one n still its goin on and on...........................


Satisfied August 31, 2010 12:45 am (Pacific time)

@Lilith You should read the other article as well entitled "Bermuda Triangle mystery truly solved" You'll find the link at the bottom of the page.


Lilith August 30, 2010 8:26 am (Pacific time)

I'm doing a report on the Bermuda Triangle. Is this confirmed 100%?


Somedood August 25, 2010 5:32 pm (Pacific time)

Well, these guys are late. Hasn't the theory of methane burps already suggested by pretty much everyone already everywhere years ago?


Karthik August 24, 2010 8:58 pm (Pacific time)

The Thing is nobody got out of that place alive.And u r saying that There might be a gas which has the property to burst out and can take over mighty ships and planes at a higher altitude ranging from 15 to 20 k.ft.....I think you didn't give the needed explanation.


KB August 24, 2010 8:46 am (Pacific time)

Ummm, I think the title of this article should be "How Brilliant Computer Scientists Proved One Long Standing Theory About the Bermuda Triangle to be Correct" This doesn't account for ANY of the multitude of magnetic and atmospheric anomalies in the region. Methane gas disperses within 1,000 ft altitude, so it's not taking out aircraft at 20k ft. Sorry folks, try again...


Johnneth Dacara August 18, 2010 6:48 pm (Pacific time)

awesome!


sarah August 16, 2010 1:37 pm (Pacific time)

wait they say that u dissapers how com d sscientists know dis wen dey wld have disapeard 2 nd how do dey no its dat gas


AbZu August 15, 2010 3:56 am (Pacific time)

Simple math problem. How many ships have been reported missing in that area and how many have been discovered on the ocean floor ?


Roddy August 13, 2010 7:29 pm (Pacific time)

Ocean farts, knocking planes from the sky? I dont believe it.


Alkeilani August 13, 2010 1:38 am (Pacific time)

About the electrical and magnetic disturbances I have just sent an explanation to the newsroom of salem-news.com I hope that this would solve the Bermuda triangle mystery ,and it is up to salem-news.com to choose when to publish it. Hope you enjoy it .


MTHellfire August 12, 2010 9:35 am (Pacific time)

This article was published in the AJP in 2003 and you are just now reporting it? How convenient to have left out it's initial publication date. Bad journalism to the core.


Hopefloats August 12, 2010 9:00 am (Pacific time)

I can't seem to find the article in the American Journal of Physics...which month was it published in?


Maggie August 12, 2010 8:33 am (Pacific time)

This makes me wonder if the people writing this article read Christine's book regarding th Drake sisters and their special gifts. Especially the last one about the youngest sister and what happened to the big ywact anchored out in the ocean with a very mean personality with special gifts as well and what the good one did to him and his ship. Since it has been in the mode of bein g writtten it stands to reason thye either read your research first or you all did your research after reading the book. Well, I hope it does not take planes down and ships anymore but if so that bubble needs to burst how it takes.


JC August 12, 2010 3:15 am (Pacific time)

Or it could be that the same size triangle placed nearly anywhere else on earth has lost about as many ships and planes but just never received the PR.


wtd3 August 12, 2010 2:43 am (Pacific time)

The "Slave route" theory with souls crying out sounds like the best answer yet.Seek the Truth and it will set you free. Isiah 55:3 Selah


Alkeilani August 12, 2010 1:59 am (Pacific time)

I have an explanation for electrical and magnetic disturbances. It would clarify what happens to planes and compass readings. However I can not publish here as a comment . And I do not belong to an academic institute to publish it as a scientific paper. If salem-news.com agrees I can send it to be published as a separate news item. About my self I am an electronics engineer and a private researcher


Paul with http://www.gothicwomensclo August 11, 2010 8:19 pm (Pacific time)

thanks for the article. I heard about this as a kid but now that Im an adult I never hear about it till your article. Thank you


Nevermore August 11, 2010 6:47 pm (Pacific time)

One more thing. Ok..two more things: 1. MythBusters is a great show but they aren't infallible. I saw that episode too! Just because they couldn't sink a ship in tank doesn't prove or disprove the theory. Besides, it's not a Myth. It's a theory. Geez. 2. To all you people posting the Wikipedia link...yeah... everyone knows that Wikipedia is NEVER wrong and is ALWAYS 100% accurate. Right. Uh huh. Because that's a site put together by anyone who wants to post a page. It doesn't matter if you're Stephen Hawking, or Jim Bob Podunk, you can post a page on Super Massive Black Holes and say anything you want. Then Michio Kaku, or Sally Mae Smith, can come along and edit that information. And so on and so forth, ad nauseum. Yep... always believe your Wiki!


Nevermore August 11, 2010 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

The first time I saw this theory some years ago, I looked at my Physicist wife and said.. "So... the ocean farts and ships disappear? Do you think Poseidon has to say "excuse me" after he takes down a ship like that?" I thought she was going to fall off the couch! But seriously. Of course it's old news! Duh! It's been around a long time! This theory is just that.. A THEORY! And no it hasn't been proven false just because someone watch some show on Discovery. I saw that show to and what it said was that this was just ONE of many theories on the Triangle. And considering that there is actual footage of examples of this happening to ships, I'd say your wrong in assuming that this is false information. I've never seen footage of a plane being taking down like this but ships I have. So to all you people saying how stupid this theory is, get off it. That is why the disappearances are called a 'mystery' and why there are so many theories hoping to solve it. Because no one knows for certain what's going on out there yet. Methane bubbles are one plausible explanation for a portion, but not all, of the disappearances. It has been inaccurately claimed that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the two places on earth at which a magnetic compass points towards true north. Normally a compass will point toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The amount of variation changes by as much as 60 degrees at various locations around the World. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, navigators can find themselves far off course and in deep trouble. Although in the past this compass variation did affect the "Bermuda Triangle" region, due to fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field this has apparently not been the case since the nineteenth century. Personally my favorite theory is the Rouge Wave theory. That's a fun one!


Our Frank August 11, 2010 3:51 pm (Pacific time)

What about the aircraft that go missing?


auto August 11, 2010 1:29 pm (Pacific time)

"When a ship sinks, a distress alarm goes off from submersion; this has NEVER happened in the triangle." The stupid...it never ends. OFCOURSE no alarms go off. THEY CAN'T. When this happens, its like a ship suddenly sitting in mid air (there is nothing underneath it except methane gas). The ship literally falls to the bottom of the bubble and is instantly below the surface of the water. RF doesn't transmit underwater. Therefor, no one ever gets the signal. The lack of science knowledge in this country is APPALLING.


Vic August 11, 2010 1:18 pm (Pacific time)

This may sound a bit silly at first, but I think the gas theory doesn't work as well as my guess that the Bermuda Triangle is full of nearly invisible beings wielding giant mallets and fishing nets. The compass problem can easily be explained. When the iron heads of mallets hit enough metal ships and planes, they become magnetized, and everybody understands how this can disrupt a compass.


Me August 11, 2010 9:27 am (Pacific time)

Get some people to sit just outside of the "triangle" and some to sit inside of it and wait and watch, I am sure people will see exactly what happens and then we have no more doubts etc. I have no idea what happens and would never claim to know but at least if it is visual then it MIGHT stop tongues continuesly wagging about it.


paul August 11, 2010 8:55 am (Pacific time)

Look, the area has been a hotbed for mystery for centuries. Yes, there is methane, so what? When a ship sinks, a distress alarm goes off from submersion; this has NEVER happened in the triangle. I lived in Bermuda for 12 years; residents know all about it: lights are seen coming in and out of the water, reports are filed over strange compass readings, and instruments fail in the region routinely. It has nothing to do with methane. This is a disinformation ploy just like the two geezers--Doug and Dave--who did every crop circle ever created. Get real!


TP August 11, 2010 5:09 am (Pacific time)

There is no mystery, methane or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle#Larry_Kusche


Skeptic1 August 11, 2010 2:01 am (Pacific time)

Wow. the comments here are embarrassing. Look people, READ THE ARTICLE. Of COURSE it's "old news", but if you were payign attention, which apparently you were not, it was a HYPOTHESIS when we heard about it. And to those who keep saying "doesn't explain the erroneous compasses, etc" do you realize those were all embellishments added in to the storiesof ships and planes vanishing? You have NO evidence other than "he said" to justify BELIEVING those other phenomena occured along with the vanishing. No wonder people hate science... it dispells the fantasies people want to hold on to. Truth is much less dramatic than fantasy, but profoundly more satisfying once you give up on the childish fantasies.


Brianna August 11, 2010 1:22 am (Pacific time)

The scientists may have just been revisiting this theory and testing it. I'd love to see you guys come up with a hypothesis and back it up with some actual evidence, not just something you saw in a documentary.


Anonymous August 11, 2010 12:38 am (Pacific time)

I saw them disprove this on the Discovery Channel a while ago. Sorry, try again.


WSM54 August 11, 2010 12:11 am (Pacific time)

Yeah, they seem to totally overlook the bizzare magnetic effects that take place, the electrical storms, various other oddities. I would think if a methane bubble "belched" up, the lightning from one of those storms would explode it. And that, would at least be detectable from satellite images. You'd think.


Dan August 11, 2010 12:07 am (Pacific time)

OMG!! This really proves oliver stone was right that the zionists control the media! This is by far the dumbest explanation ever of the bermuda triangle I have ever heard. Open your mouth America they got immense of amounts of crud to shovel off into your zombie brain


Anon and on August 10, 2010 11:19 pm (Pacific time)

1986? but it's only 1984.. eh, hang on a minute


scodal August 10, 2010 11:18 pm (Pacific time)

There are about 4 paragraphs that say the same thing over and over. It wasn't until the very last paragraph they tried to explain what this methane gas phenomenon even means. It sounds feasible but yea I'm a skeptic too at this current time.


Anonymous August 10, 2010 11:01 pm (Pacific time)

PLAY HIM OFF, KEYBOARD CAT.


Pixie August 10, 2010 10:17 pm (Pacific time)

I still call aliens. Nonbelievers get tracked down and are beamed up butt-first.


TwoCents August 10, 2010 9:24 pm (Pacific time)

This is in the same league of lame explanations like the face on Mars being a natural formation. But they can't explain away the pyramids next to it. Can't CIA scientists do any better than this?


Bonnie August 10, 2010 2:30 pm (Pacific time)

Hahahaha!

And ifyou believe that, I've got a bridge...."

The laziest explanation ever. I could have come up with that, too.  Expecially, now methane gas is big in the news. That was a great idea to pick it up, and apply it to other areas sond problems.(Slap my knee)


Richard Braverman August 9, 2010 8:29 pm (Pacific time)

So when the next methane bubble rolls up on the gulf coast, suffocates the people and burns New Orleans to the ground, we can definitively say it is a natural event and has nothing to do with the BP OIL DISASTER that is covered up by the government.


Johnny Anonymous August 9, 2010 7:09 pm (Pacific time)

I dont buy it! What about all the compases and loss of radio transmissions...I dont buy it!


Robert August 10, 2010 7:35 pm (Pacific time)

Does and eruption of methane gas cause compasses to go haywire? Cause people not to recognize populated islands they are flying over? Gain or lose time? These are just a few examples of the phenomena people have reported. Besides, the gas theory isn't anything new.


Claudio August 10, 2010 6:36 pm (Pacific time)

Why don't we just keep a bunch of floating pilot lights on buoys all the time to burn off the methane?


Claudio August 10, 2010 6:34 pm (Pacific time)

Why don't we just keep a bunch of floating pilot lights on buoys all the time to burn off the methane?


Anonymous August 10, 2010 6:32 pm (Pacific time)

The Bermuda Triangle is Percy Jackson's The Sea of Monsters. Your argument is invalid.


Julia August 10, 2010 5:43 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Lynn D, this whole methane deal is a FACT, unlike the "stories" you've heard.


Jerry G. August 10, 2010 5:20 pm (Pacific time)

The methane theory has been presented some time before. It does not explain how compasses go off their proper reading, how the clocks on board loose or gain large amounts of time, how some ships and aircraft disappeared to never be found again, how all occupants of some ships mysteriously disappeared, and yet everything else was left intact, or how airplane pilots were seeing islands and land masses that never existed. There are many more questions that cannot be explained!


hp August 10, 2010 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

I saw some German dudes demonstrate the methane geode solution at least ten years ago.


Lynn D. August 10, 2010 3:54 pm (Pacific time)

But this theory doesn't explain the ships that were found fully in tact with no signs of any type of disturbance, half eaten meals still on plates, etc. but NO PEOPLE ANYWHERE. Sorry by methane can't do that. It also doesn't explain the stories of pilots who entered funnel shaped clouds over the Bermuda triangle at least 200 miles from Miami and when they emerged from the funnel shaped cloud only 30 minutes later, THEY WERE IN MIAMI. Methane can't do that either. Sorry I don't buy it.


Connor Wolfe August 10, 2010 3:37 pm (Pacific time)

This was brilliant. When it was discovered almost 30 years ago


da Voce August 10, 2010 2:37 pm (Pacific time)

Well, some mysteries are no fun to solve, they take away from the excitment. Some mysteries are a good idea to solve, especially if they will come back to haunt you after you die. Read "A Supernatural Affection" on Amazon.com


Anonymous August 10, 2010 2:12 pm (Pacific time)

you idiots. the bermuda triangle doesnt even exist. if you track where the ships and planes 'disappeared', its not even in a triangle. they're all over the world


José Miguel August 10, 2010 1:25 pm (Pacific time)

"Anonymous August 10, 2010 9:04 am (Pacific time) Gas doesn't make a compass lose it's magnetic direction. Who falls for this crap? And who's allowing it to be published?" I agree with you! "nedmorlef August 8, 2010 1:38 am (Pacific time) it's a giant sea monster that eats ships and planes then farts" Very Funny!


lol August 10, 2010 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

This comments thread is where ships go to die

Editor: That's funny...


Bonne A. Rook August 10, 2010 12:25 pm (Pacific time)

Plagiarising of ideas in existence since 1986 because of the Nios-lake drama. I am not impressed at all. Like inventing the wheel.


DRUMGUY August 10, 2010 11:30 am (Pacific time)

Uhhh, sure, yeah methane. No freakin way, man. I watched a show that argued this point and they had a hard time sinking a model boat in a big tank with lots of methane. No way man.


GooGoo August 10, 2010 10:33 am (Pacific time)

I heard once a team of scientist all farted at one time after eating taco bell and the buildings windows blew out as they lost internet and by law digital tv signal. A couple of scientist reported fillings in their teeth turned to gold and ones wearing penny loafers began to smoke. Thank the stars for scientist.


Anonymous August 10, 2010 10:05 am (Pacific time)

Bermuda Triangle has a US navies sea floor Base that is working alongside grey-aliens to do all things paranormals ie-ufos-usos-timetunnel/vortex-geomagneticstorm/anomalies-alienabductions-energyloops


Bermuda Triangle August 10, 2010 9:39 am (Pacific time)

"Editor: Hey smart ass, it sure got your attention didn't it? To those leaving comments, give them some reason for existence eh? These are approved by living people and we don't like berating senseless rants." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Even the editor is embarrassed!


Anonymous August 10, 2010 9:04 am (Pacific time)

Gas doesn't make a compass lose it's magnetic direction. Who falls for this crap? And who's allowing it to be published?


cliff mead August 10, 2010 8:51 am (Pacific time)

a lot of sea traffic plus bad weather explains it 99%. The rest is speculation. I sailed for years thru the area on tankers and merchant ships and never saw anything except bad thunderstorms and brief hf radio blackouts. BTW-my home is in Salem,NH.


Richard Burgeson August 10, 2010 8:25 am (Pacific time)

We should just ignore the previous solution that the underwater floor structure causes giant rouge waves then? How many times are they going to solve this and get a different answer? I'll answer the last question myself.Which arm chair scientist got off his duff and went and studied this problem. Answer:, Absolutely no one got out of their Lazyboy.


Arne August 10, 2010 6:40 am (Pacific time)

Yeah, let's take some pictures of The Gulf floor. We should all be disappearing pretty soon...


paul August 10, 2010 6:27 am (Pacific time)

i think the gas bubbles explains it all , there r trillions of cubic feet in the reserviors


Cory August 10, 2010 5:32 am (Pacific time)

If only I could be paid thousands of dollars to write up a paper on something that's already been a hypothesis for decades... What a load of bull. Goodbye to these scientists credibility.


Andrea Walshe August 10, 2010 5:24 am (Pacific time)

I read a book written by an exorcist priest that said the reason for the problems in the Bermuda Triangle is that it used to be a route used for the slave trade and before they reached shore it any were sick they would just throw them overboard to drown and die. Many masses will be needed for the souls of the slaves.


ismellarat August 10, 2010 5:16 am (Pacific time)

Cheers to all of my brothers and sisters who are hip to the ongoing stupefying of reality by TPTB. Dangerous intellegence out there... dangerous I tell you. Keep going!!! Peace


Robert August 10, 2010 4:20 am (Pacific time)

Seems it would not be possible to put one or more stationary buoys with methane monitoring and logging electronics on them to see if there are any bursts of methane over a long term period. In my humble opinion this just remains a plausible theory until there is some more definitive proof.


Edmunds August 10, 2010 3:16 am (Pacific time)

This "hypothesis" is puplished in 1970``tees. Wew of symtemtechnologist - no information ... .


Simon Young August 10, 2010 2:59 am (Pacific time)

This is old news! I saw a National Geographic article saying exactly the same thing about ten years ago.


Rookie August 10, 2010 2:57 am (Pacific time)

And this is good news how? Thanks for the insight. So I can not fly or take a boat to Bermuda? Maybe I will take a UFO ride then?


amon August 10, 2010 2:52 am (Pacific time)

RIGHT! They do this kind of crap and think people are stupid and buy their dumb misinfo. But then again it sounds like people are dumb and buy their misinfo. Methane bubles are all over the ocean and they come up every day. But not many destroy ships or planes for that matter. Most importantly they HAVE NOT FOUND THE SHIPS OR THE PLANES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN. Now how do these goofs explain that? Oh my good god. They need to get a real job like washing dishes or something stupid rather than waisting grant money on disinfo.


amon August 10, 2010 2:51 am (Pacific time)

RIGHT! They do this kind of crap and think people are stupid and buy their dumb misinfo. But then again it sounds like people are dumb and buy their misinfo. Methane bubles are all over the ocean and they come up every day. But not many destroy ships or planes for that matter. Most importantly they HAVE NOT FOUND THE SHIPS OR THE PLANES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN. Now how do these goofs explain that? Oh my good god. They need to get a real job like washing dishes or something stupid rather than waisting grant money on disinfo.


thetruthisinthere August 10, 2010 2:11 am (Pacific time)

The odds of this happening once are pretty high. The odds of it happening hundreds of times must be astronomical!! Obviously something is going on...but methane?? Is this another disinformation story? Now I'm not saying aliens are the cause, but this story smacks of another attempt to stop the disclosure... peace to all


jake August 10, 2010 12:31 am (Pacific time)

heard BP is very interested in that area. Lots of oil to be had.


ray stark August 10, 2010 12:18 am (Pacific time)

bull...t


bob August 10, 2010 12:16 am (Pacific time)

this is old news, there were ships that witnessed these eruptions and it is the most plausible explanation and most likely.


Carl Street August 9, 2010 11:16 pm (Pacific time)

Everyone knows that the disapearances in this area are really electrical -- THAT is why they are called Bermuda Shorts....


Lyn August 9, 2010 10:59 pm (Pacific time)

I am glad to see the comments that were left by the readers shows more intelligence than these so called scientist. I think they maybe the same fellows who put out the swamp gas story years ago. Either way the both stink!


trev August 9, 2010 10:41 pm (Pacific time)

I remember seeing a discovery channel thing on this like 15 years ago. Skiers use this same concept to make bubble pools to land in at the end of a practice ramp. And yes the sea bed was littered with wrecks, this is realy old news!


Duh August 9, 2010 10:36 pm (Pacific time)

Yep, I've known this for at least twenty years.... after I saw an old demonstration of how massive quantities of methane was frozen in sand along the bottom of the ocean. The frozen pockets of methane would often be on a mountainous ledge. When the ledge would give way due to erosion or seismic activity, the methane would be released. A large swimming pool was used to demonstrate that with massive amounts of methane released (gas pipes placed on the bottom of pool with a model ship floating on surface), no ships (or planes in the air above) could stay afloat/aloft. Simple physics, no mystery. Same as the arrogant assholes from MIT who claimed to have invented transferring electricity via wireless electronics. Nice try losers, Nikola Tesla did this in 1895. "Their is a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum


Jason August 9, 2010 10:16 pm (Pacific time)

I saw the documentry years ago that showed a fish tank where a scientist flowed gas bubles from the bottm of the fish tank and the model ship sanked instantly.Though the magnetic anomaly is a mystery still.What causes compasses to spin at times in this locations? I can only think its the grid lines that ran across the planet.


DON August 9, 2010 9:53 pm (Pacific time)

very old news..this was a leading theory for the devils triangle but it was proven sevral years ago to not stand up as the final answer ..In the end this theory was tossed out ...


DON August 9, 2010 9:47 pm (Pacific time)

this statement has been around for sevral years and has been succesfully proven false as to the mystery of the devils triangle..gas is under this region but its also under 90% of the oceans ..nice try but this research was done along time ago and as i stated befor..its been proven false as to the mystery of the devils triangle..its still not solved...


R Anonymous August 9, 2010 9:24 pm (Pacific time)

The Triangle is, of course, a manufactured mystery; for details see Larry Kusche's "Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved". The reports of magnetic and electrical disturbances seem to be just that... reports. You put a lot of traffic through a stormy area, don't be amazed if some of it never turns up, or like Flight 19, succumbs to sheer incompetence.


David August 9, 2010 9:11 pm (Pacific time)

How about the ship that david cooperfield brought back from the triangle on one of his show?


Jeff White August 9, 2010 8:31 pm (Pacific time)

The methane explains many things and I'm glad they have this out there. It doesn't explain the weird radar readings and "magnetic" based instrument failures though.


Anonymous August 9, 2010 8:14 pm (Pacific time)

How about the ship that David Cooperfield bring backs from the triangle?


jammin August 9, 2010 8:12 pm (Pacific time)

methane, sounds to me like a bunch of swamp gas!


Frank Fert August 9, 2010 6:47 pm (Pacific time)

Methane bubbles that swallow ships and planes.What a great headline for Big Whoop Magazine.


old.frt August 9, 2010 6:11 pm (Pacific time)

Rubbish.


Martin August 9, 2010 6:09 pm (Pacific time)

so...did they find a boatload ( pun intended ) of wreckage near these sites?? Ya , I thought so....


Martin August 9, 2010 6:08 pm (Pacific time)

so...did they find a boatload ( pun intended ) of wreckage near these sites?? Ya , I thought so....


dooflotchie August 9, 2010 6:02 pm (Pacific time)

Barry Obama said: "Is there some way I can tax this?" Pfffft...I know of a really easy and efficient way you could do that, no problem. Buuuut, I won't divulge the details of that plan unless you pay me a $2M consulting fee. In cash. I've got a convenient meeting place, it's about 150 miles due east of Miami, accessible only by seaplane. Just keep flying east from the coast until you see glowing lights and lose all instrumentation. I'll be waiting there for you...promise!


Bryan Smith August 9, 2010 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

So, does methane gas gause all evidence (remains) of the ships to vanish? It certainly doesn't in the case of trapped miners, even when it ignites. I never gave much thought to this whole Bermuda triangle thing. I mean Bermuda is still there right?


Anonymous August 9, 2010 2:52 pm (Pacific time)

There is no Bermuda Triangle mystery, it's all hokum designed so third-rate writers can sell books to stupid people. A quick visit to wikipedia summarizes that "Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, and numerous official agencies have stated that the number and nature of disappearances in the region is similar to that in any other area of ocean."

Editor: Hey smart ass, it sure got your attention didn't it?  To those leaving comments, give them some reason for existence eh?  These are approved by living people and we don't like berating senseless rants.


Enzo August 9, 2010 1:37 pm (Pacific time)

Methane causes compasses to point in the wrong direction too? Riiight.


James Randi August 9, 2010 12:40 pm (Pacific time)

Astonishing... These "scientists" spent a good part of their lives investigating a mystery that was never there in the first place. In my book "Flim-Flam" I covered the Berlitz fraud in detail. There just is no mystery, many of the missing planes have been found, and Berlitz simply invented the radio conversations and much of the confusion... Proven again: people will believe anything if it's attractive enough, and the media will promote it if it brings in sponsors...


Fernando August 9, 2010 12:03 pm (Pacific time)

I've watched a documentary some years ago about this theory. It was a geologist who explained everything very well. The loss of radio communications, magnetic compass, the missing debries, etc, etc... All has a very logical explanation, all those events lead, or may lead, to the next stage, just like domino falling pieces. No UFO's or esoterical mambo jambo behind it. I wish I could find that documentary somewhere to watch it again. Cheers :)


mstakenforafool August 9, 2010 10:40 am (Pacific time)

I still think it's the aliens... ba ha ha ha ha!


manos August 9, 2010 10:16 am (Pacific time)

NOT new... This happens to many places. What about the electromagnetic phenomena ?


kostas August 9, 2010 10:11 am (Pacific time)

no one though of testing this simple theory?


Rosario August 9, 2010 8:22 am (Pacific time)

absolutly admiring.............


Jim August 9, 2010 6:53 am (Pacific time)

Does Methane also prevent the passage of radio signals? Planes go down all the time, but none like in the triangle... Radio communication is often lost or intermittent, the black box devices are rarely found, etc... I don't believe in the super natural, but I'm not sure methane is culprit. It seems to me like a fairly large phenomenon to have gone unnoticed this long. I mean, we can detect the tiniest gass emission from the worlds smallest volcanoes, and the sea floor is farting, and we missed it all this time? I'm not convinced.


Isaac August 9, 2010 5:34 am (Pacific time)

Methane does not and would not appear as a giant bubble. It works like this : Methane stays diffused in water, it is 100% water soluble. When there is a large amount of gas in the water the density changes. Simple physics, and highly probable.


Shannon August 9, 2010 5:06 am (Pacific time)

Seems to me like a. they haven't really thought it through because it doesn't explain the loss of mechanicals at the same moment or the loss of communications, and b. where are all the wreckages on the bottom of the ocean floor then. Well they did say it was only a hypothesis. So again it is not solved at all.


Dev August 9, 2010 1:37 am (Pacific time)

all the doubters are invited to a free boat cruise through the bermuda triangle for 2 months. Have fun!


OldNews August 8, 2010 10:54 pm (Pacific time)

Like another poster said, this is an old theory. Big problem: the supposed giant methane bubbles have never been observed, and so if they actually occur, their real effects are completely unknown. And like yet another poster noted, it has been demonstrated that the loss of ships and planes in the "Bermuda Triangle" is comparable to any other well-traveled area in the world.


Brenton August 8, 2010 6:45 pm (Pacific time)

If X number of ships have been caught in these methane bubbles and sunk, you'd think X + N number of ships would have been in close enough proximity to observe such a phenomenon without sinking, and report it. Yet as far as I know, there have been 0 reports of such phenomenon. So since X + N = 0, X = 0 as well. (Clarification: "X + N" could be thought of instead as simply Y, where Y is greater than X.)


Craig August 8, 2010 6:28 pm (Pacific time)

I'd like to remind people that methane is a colorless gas, so eyes can't see the incoming bubble.


Anonymous August 8, 2010 6:23 pm (Pacific time)

farting triangle


Anonymous August 8, 2010 5:42 pm (Pacific time)

you mean it's not megashark? :(


Anonymous August 8, 2010 4:48 pm (Pacific time)

There's movie about this already.


jiminy cricket August 8, 2010 4:27 pm (Pacific time)

This has been known for years. Why are people wasting money on this research instead of Googling. Btw there was an oil spill in 1979 best report on that soon.


AT August 8, 2010 3:47 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.anontalk.se/


sammyo41 August 8, 2010 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

There should be all kinds of evidence within the triangle and on the ocean floor..


TDEngines August 8, 2010 3:28 pm (Pacific time)

The reporter should have done a bit of research. I saw a documentary about this several years ago. They did tests with a model ship in a tub lined with air hoses to make bubbles. They also talked an oil rig that was destroyed "in minutes" by methane from the sea floor.


OldNews August 8, 2010 3:07 pm (Pacific time)

This is old news. The thing to consider about the Bermuda Triangle is that because all of the disturbances over the years are - just that - over the years, there's no way to prove a damn thing. We can't make a theory, and accurately test it on unknown conditions that vary from one account to the next. There are some things man cannot explain, and I believe this to be one of them.


NoAnon August 8, 2010 2:50 pm (Pacific time)

It doesn't explain the electricity loss either.


JHankwitz August 8, 2010 2:42 pm (Pacific time)

Gee, could it be that there's a heck of a lot more small aircraft (prone to crashing) flying in that area? Why does everyone want to ignore the obvious?


Barry Obama August 8, 2010 1:28 pm (Pacific time)

Is there some way I can tax this?


a non eMouse August 8, 2010 2:57 am (Pacific time)

Easy way to test this. Fly an unmanned aircraft through the area for a few months with chemical sensors to detect what's going on if it suddenly crashes. Similar idea for the boats.


Anonymous August 8, 2010 12:49 pm (Pacific time)

"If the bubbles are big enough and possess a high enough density they can also knock aircraft out of the sky with little or no warning" So basically you're telling us that the earth just farted them away... This article is worthless.


Unimportant August 8, 2010 12:44 pm (Pacific time)

Can you post a link to the paper? I was unable to find it searching through the American Journal of Physics online database. The explanation seems plausible but fails to cover the abnormalities found in navigational equipment.


Gonzobot August 8, 2010 11:21 am (Pacific time)

That'd be downright terrifying. To be flying, see a bubble, and then the f*cking AIR stops working? Crazy. That's enough evidence for me to not travel around there.


ObviousGuy August 8, 2010 10:21 am (Pacific time)

This theory would explain much of the Bermuda Triangles legendary phenomenon. BUT what about the common reports of electrical and magnetic disturbances. I'm not a professional here but I'm pretty sure that neither magnets or electronics are affected by gasses...


ANon August 8, 2010 6:23 am (Pacific time)

Absurd... If this was true then the phenomenon would atleast occur once on film at a distance. To say that the hundreds of transportation vehicles gone missing in this area is due to trapped methane is just ridiculous. Does it just so happen that planes and ships happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time every time this happens?


Nfinit August 8, 2010 5:52 am (Pacific time)

When you take the sheer amount of seatraffic volume into account there is no evidence that any more ships "disappear" inside the fluctuating boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle than any other arbitrarily placed triangle, circle, dodecahedron or rhombus placed onto the globe. Funny how the advent of proper tracking and monitoring from standardized GPS made virtually all of these mysterious disappearances themselves vanish.


EMotala August 8, 2010 5:00 am (Pacific time)

This explanation is acceptable but what about the fact that magnetic fields go haywire near the Bermuda Triangle?


nedmorlef August 8, 2010 1:38 am (Pacific time)

it's a giant sea monster that eats ships and planes then farts.


Bryan August 7, 2010 8:49 pm (Pacific time)

So where are all the downed planes and ships that should be sitting at the bottom of the ocean?? Anybody, Bueller, Bueller.....


Anonymous August 7, 2010 8:10 pm (Pacific time)

sounds OK to me


Kerberos August 7, 2010 4:02 pm (Pacific time)

@me If they sent a submarine to look at the Triangle, and the Methane Gas theory was correct..The submarine would sink to the bottom and be stuck there.


hfadsjk August 7, 2010 7:25 pm (Pacific time)

uhh, examine the seabead? probably not the best idea if this theory is true


Olgen Ifti August 7, 2010 5:42 pm (Pacific time)

Interesting!


Mr. Mysterio August 7, 2010 4:46 pm (Pacific time)

1. no methane hydrates 5 miles off Miami, where several ships and planes disappeared in daylight! 2. No planes/ships? Methane explosions could be the reason... 3. All the theories are fascinating...


brian August 7, 2010 2:28 pm (Pacific time)

Just ignore that fact that just about EVERY hurricane that forms on the Atlantic comes through the triangle. Many never hit land. Before satellites, we didn't even know they were there.


Darby August 7, 2010 1:48 pm (Pacific time)

This is a bunch of crap. The Bermuda Triangle has no mysterious disappearances and no more wrecks of any sort than any other area of the ocean. The whole idea of the Bermuda Triangle as mysterious in any way is a complete and total hoax


John August 7, 2010 1:35 pm (Pacific time)

I remember having a discussion about this with my history teacher in about 6th grade...so yeah, old theory easily.


Michael August 7, 2010 9:12 am (Pacific time)

this has been hypothesized for quite some time. It was even part of the plot of an adventure novel by Jack DuBrul.


me August 7, 2010 8:36 am (Pacific time)

Someone should examine the sea bed under the Bermuda Triangle. If there's any truth in the claims the sea bed there would be full of all the disappeared ships and planes. Has anyone done this? If they have what did they find?


Anonymous August 7, 2010 8:01 am (Pacific time)

Old news. I heard of this theory in 1986

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