Research scientists Joseph Monaghan and David May of Australia have reportedly solved the mystery of vanished ships and airplanes in the region dubbed "The Bermuda Triangle." Their "astounding new insight" has been published in the American Journal of Physics.
"Step aside outer space aliens, time anomalies, submerged giant Atlantean pyramids and bizarre meteorological phenomena—the 'Triangle' simply suffers from an acute case of [methane] gas."
According to the report, "the methane—normally frozen at great pressure as gas hydrates embedded within subterranean rock—can become dislodged and transform into gaseous bubbles expanding geometrically as they explode upwards. When these bubbles reach the surface of the water they soar into the air, still expanding upwards and outwards."
"Any ships," the report continues, "caught within the methane mega-bubble immediately lose all buoyancy and sink to the bottom of the ocean. If the bubbles are big enough and possess a high enough density they can also knock aircraft out of the sky with little or no warning. Aircraft falling victim to these methane bubbles will lose their engines-perhaps igniting the methane surrounding them-and immediately lose their lift as well, ending their flights by diving into the ocean and swiftly plummeting."