Washington: Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.
The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph "air bombs" -- capable of bringing down planes and ships, New York Post reported on Friday.
The riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists discovered bizarre "hexagonal" -shaped clouds between 20 and 50 miles wide forming over the dodgy patch of water.
Meteorologist Randy Cerveny said: "The satellite imagery is really bizarre... the hexagonal shapes of the cloud formations.
"These types of hexagonal shapes in the ocean are in essence air bombs. They're formed by microbursts and are blasts of air."
The blasts of air are so powerful that they can reach 170 mph -- a hurricane-like force easily capable of sinking ships and downing planes.
For centuries, the notorious Bermuda Triangle -- located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda -- has been linked with a high number of unexplained disappearances of aircraft and ships in its waters.