Hexagonal clouds were linked to the Bermuda Triangle but do not solve the mystery of the area in the Atlantic Ocean. This kind of clouds have been seen in the Bermuda Triangle, and although they are rare, they are not uncommon.

The honeycomb cloud patterns open and closed cells can create updrafts and downdrafts and are believed to be responsible for the unusual activity. Nevertheless, it does not solve the mysteries related to the Bermuda Triangle. Hexagonal clouds are usually seen in mid-North Atlantic and the North Pacific during late fall until arely spring. The phenomenon happens when cold, dry air mixes with warm water.

Hexagonal cloud cells in South Atlantic Ocean. Image Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Bermuda Triangle is a 500,000 square mile area of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The place is where various aircraft and ships had gone missing under unexplained circumstances. Almost 1,000 thousand lives are related to the disappearance of boats and planes in the region within the last 100 years.

Science Channel published on Wednesday that the unusual weather pattern was associated to the Bermuda Triangle. It speculates whether the hexagonal clouds could be behind all the mysterious disappearance and electrical failures, but it never suggests that their theories are facts.

Misinterpreted information made people believe that the hexagonal clouds are responsible for the disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle

Randy Cerveny, a professor of geographical sciences at Arizona State University, appears in the video explaining hexagonal clouds and saying they have been seen in the Bermuda Triangle. But Cerveny was surprised when people started assuming the weather phenomenon was the cause of the many disappearances.

Cerveny does not have any original work on hexagonal clouds and was only speculating that the strange lights reportedly seen in the Bermuda Triangle could be explained by concentrated downbursts of air from the decaying thunderstorm created by the honeycomb pattern.

“They made it appear as if I was making a big breakthrough or something,” Cerveny, stated. “Sadly [that’s] not the case.”

Steven Miller, a scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere of Colorado State University also appeared in the video and stated that the weather pattern cannot be blamed for the Bermuda Triangle mysteries because they are common in other areas where nothing disappears.

Hexagonal clouds occur globally, but generally in high altitude places in the oceans, and during the cold season. Other areas experiencing the strange weather pattern had not reported any mysterious electronic failures nor aircraft and boat disappearances.

The search for an answer to what happens in the Bermuda Triangle continues.

Source: Science Channel