Have scientists just solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle?

For decades, sailors feared the Bermuda Triangle - known for a series of mysterious incidents such as the sinking of a Navy cargo ship in 1918.

Paranormal enthusiasts claim that the area is cursed - and that the sinkings are caused by forces such as ‘time portals’ or something to do with Atlantis.

But scientists speaking to the Science Channel now believe they might have solved the mystery - and that strange, hexagonal clouds with ‘air bombs’ of up to 170mph could be behind the mysterious sinkings.

Researchers speaking to Science Channel say that strange ‘hexagonal’ clouds appear over the Western tip of Bermuda - and that they can create powerful surges of air.

Meteorologist Randy Cerveny told Science Channel, 'These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence air bombs.

‘They are formed by what are called microbursts and they’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of a cloud and then hit the ocean and then create waves that can sometimes be massive in size as they start to interact with each other.’