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Scientists Say Gas Bubbles Could Explain Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Researchers in Norway say explosions in the ocean's floor may have caused ships to sink in the Bermuda Triangle.

By Samantha Crook | March 15, 2016

Norwegian scientists are speculating giant sea bubbles are the cause of the Bermuda Triangle — as in the area between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where ships and planes supposedly vanish. 

Researchers told the the Sunday Times they found craters up to 150 feet deep near the coast of Norway. They believe the craters were caused by gas explosions in the ocean's floor, possibly capable of, say, sinking a ship. 

Similar theories have been tested before with some success.

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But with the new research, it should be noted the coast of Norway is quite a ways away from the Bermuda Triangle. So the findings are limited, and it's not clear if the phenomenon is responsible for sunken ships in the Bermuda Triangle.

And as Atlas Obscura points out, there are plenty more mundane explanations for the Bermuda Triangle's reputation: It's part of a heavily trafficked shipping route and is prone to tropical storms.

This video includes a clip from BBC.

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