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
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
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