BERMUDA TRIANGLE: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE joins the world’s leading experts in their quest for the truth.Directly leading into BERMUDA TRIANGLE: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE, Discovery will feature an encore presentation of the popular special, DRAIN THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE at 8 p.m. ET. BERMUDA TRIANGLE: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE dives deep – figuratively and literally – into the disappearances of ships and planes in these infamous waters so often dismissed as folklore, including: Severe Storms: Thunderstorms, Waterspouts, and Hurricanes: Located in the centre of Hurricane Alley where hurricane season lasts from early June to late November, the Bermuda Triangle is prone to severe weather phenomena. Could this severe weather be the reason so many ships have gone missing without a trace? White Squalls: Originally dismissed as urban legend, meteorologists now widely believe white squalls are real. Is it possible these sudden violent windstorms, without accompanying dark clouds or heavy rainfall, could have brought down sailing ships and small aircraft in the area? Rogue Waves: Once considered mythical, scientists have proven rogue waves are a natural phenomenon. These rare, monster-sized waves can sweep away large ships without warning. The Gulf Stream runs through the Bermuda Triangle, creating the perfect conditions for rogue waves. Could this be what happened to the SS Poet, a cargo ship that went missing in 1980? Methane Gas Explosions: Could it be that naturally occurring methane gas explosions originating under the ocean floor can cause a large ship to sink suddenly and without warning while having no effect on surrounding craft? Unidentified Underwater Objects (UUOs) and Blue Holes: A Soviet submarine commander patrolling the area in the ‘80s claimed the instruments on board would suddenly malfunction or jam, and that sonar picked up unidentified underwater objects speeding at more than 400 km per hour, defying the laws of physics. Could UUOs be hidden away in a network of underwater tunnels causing “blue holes”? Time Shifting Fog: It’s the stuff of science fiction, but could there be truth to one survivor’s theory about time-shifting weather phenomenon? In 1970, an experienced pilot flew through a storm cloud tunnel over the area. As the storm cloud collapsed, a strange fog attached itself to the aircraft causing what he describes as a glitch through space and time, allowing his plane to mysteriously arrive at its destination in an impossibly short time.
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