Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, it has claimed more than 1000 lives over the past 100 years.
Experts at the University of Southampton believe these disappearances and deaths were caused by “rogue waves” – some measuring 30m high, The Sun reports.
To test their theory, scientists used indoor simulators to re-create the monster water surges and placed a scale model of the USS Cyclops, which went missing in 1918, claiming 300 lives. The model ship was quickly overcome by the simulated waves.
Ocean and earth scientist Dr Simon Boxall said waves such as those simulated could be caused by three massive storms coming together from different directions. Such surges could snap a ship like the Cyclops in two.
“There are storms to the south and north, which come together,” said Dr Boxall.
“And if there are additional ones from Florida, it can be a potentially deadly formation of rogue waves.
“If you can imagine a rogue wave with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes.”