The scientists say that the explanation for the craters could also be the answer to the mysterious disappearances of many ships and planes in the notorious Bermuda Triangle.
The three points of the triangle are Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.
What has Disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle?
Lost at Dea:
1918: USS Cyclops, lost with all 309 crew and passengers
1921: January 31, Carroll A. Deering, found aground and abandoned near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
1925: 1 December, SS Cotopaxi
1941: USS Proteuslost with all 58 persons
1963: SS Marine Sulphur Queen, lost with all 39 crewmen
1945: December 5, Flight 19 (five TBF Avengers) lost with 14 airmen and later the same day PBM Mariner BuNo 59225 lost with 13 airmen while searching for Flight 19
1948: January 30, Avro Tudor G-AHNP Star Tigerlost with 6 crew and 25 passengers
1948: December 28, Douglas DC-3 NC16002 lost with 3 crew and 36 passengers
1949: January 17, Avro Tudor G-AGRE Star Ariellost with 7 crew and 13 passengers
1965: December 6, Private Cessna lost with pilot and one passenger
Lost on land:
1969:Great Isaac Lighthouse (Bimini, Bahamas) – its 2 keepers disappeared and were never found
Two craters in Yamal and one on the Taymyr peninsula appeared during the summer. This lead to speculation that they had been caused by meteorites, aliens or missiles that had gone astray.
State and Science Collaborate
Respected scientists were called in to perform urgent analysis. It is rare for the State and scientific bodies to work together but this study was an exception. The scientists were given the use of helicopters and other specialized equipment which allowed them to perform all the research they needed. The chief engineer voiced his disappointment that the Institute refused to allow them to enter the deep hole because there was too much risk involved.
Scientists from the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum-Gas Geology and Geophysics in Novosibirsk put the Yamal crater – aptly named ‘the end of the world’ by locals – under intense scrutiny. They found that gases which would normally be trapped under several hundreds of feet of permafrost were released due to a much hotter summer than usual. This combined with the intersection of two geological fault lines under the surface produced a massive explosion as the gas hydrates were released – creating the hole.
Gases, especially methane, usually remain trapped in frozen hydrates below the permafrost hundreds of feet down. They are also trapped this way under some oceans.
So How Could this have Caused the Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle?
The Deputy Head of the Trofimuk Institute, Igor Yeltsov said that there is now a theory that this phenomenon could have caused the Bermuda Triangle. This would be a huge reaction with almost nuclear forces. According to Yeltsov, gas hydrates start to decompose which changes methane ice into a gas. The gas infuses the sea with makes it heat up and can sink ships passing above. The air is also affected. It becomes highly saturated with methane gases. This creates an extraordinary turbulence which can cause planes to crash.
So has the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle been solved at last?
We’ll let you decide…