For decades, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been blamed for the disappearances of planes and ships that have tried to pass through. The 500,000 kilometers square stretch of sky above the North Atlantic Ocean connects points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. Sometimes referred to as Devil’s Triangle, the area has been associated with the sinking of mythical Atlantis, the first logged shipwreck in the area in 1609 and the disappearance of Flight 19 during WWII. However, new satellite images may help scientists debunk the many mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.

The images researchers unveiled on a Science Channel segment Wednesday depict hexagonal clouds, which meteorologist said can produce 170 miles per hour wind air bombs above the Bermuda Triangle. These forceful air bombs could make it terrifyingly difficult for ships and planes to pass through that particular area in the Atlantic Ocean. Based on the pictures, researchers were able to determine that the hexagonal clouds stretched anywhere between 20 to 55 miles across, and some of the biggest ones appeared right over the western tip of Bermuda Island.

The unusual straight edged hexagonal clouds, which researchers also found in satellite images of an area of the North Sea off the coast of the U.K., can create sea level winds of 170 miles per hour and waves more than 45 feet high. Based on the intense air bomb findings in the North Sea, researchers are now speculating that the same hexagonal clouds found in the Bermuda Triangle may be responsible for the many unexplainable disappearances of people, ships and aircraft that have passed through the Bermuda Triangle.

One of the creepiest tales involving the mysterious Bermuda Triangle may be from the 1881 Ellen Austin voyage after a crew allegedly came across another ship in the area that was sailing with no people on board. The crew took over the second, empty ship and started a journey back to New York when it suddenly disappeared and then resurfaced a second time, again with no people on board.