Alien life, Discoveries, Research

So called Baltic Sea “UFO” mystery solved, other questions arise

Last summer, Swedish marine explorers looking for various goods from shipwrecks, which sank in the Baltic Sea a long time ago, came across a peculiar discovery. The Swedish treasure hunters’ sonar revealed an extraordinary image, some sort of formation of objects at the bottom of the sea dispersed in such a manner that it bared an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars’ fabled Millennium Falcon.

One year later, Swedish divers set on an expedition towards the deeps of this peculiar find and took a closer look at the vestige site. In the depths, the explorers found that the site shaped like an almost perfect 60 meters in diameter circle, which mainstream press outlets were quick to stamp it as an UFO landing site, is actually a circular rock formation, “like small fireplaces” with stones covered in “something resembling soot”, according to the team of underwater researchers who dubbed themselves Ocean X Team.

Scientists are still examining the footage from the expedition, but the whole site appears to be a giant stone, “the kind divers see in keys and harbors” –  a peculiar formation, granted, but… just a stone. Well, I guess Han Solo didn’t parked his ship there after all.

“It’s not obviously an alien spacecraft. It’s not made of metal,” said  Peter Lindberg, the leader of the Ocean Explorer team. The scientist didn’t miss the opportunity to make a little fun of the situation, though . “Who says they had to use metal?” he joked. “This trip has raised a lot of questions.”

While the whole deal, which was deviously portrayed from the get go by the media, has been freed by its outworldy aura, the site’s close exploration at the bottom of the Baltic sea may have risen more questions than it had answered. For one, the rock isn’t covered at all in silt, which should have typically occurred on the bottom of the sea, Lindberg said. Even more odd for a seemingly natural formation, the main object is disc-shaped and “appears to have construction lines and boxes drawn on it,” Lindberg said. “There are also straight edges.”

Also, “the surface has cracks on it,” said Lindberg. “There is some black material in the cracks, but we don’t know what it is.”

Many samples have been passed on to scientists, and more detailed footage of the site has been promised by the diving expedition. If anything though, this discovery perfectly illustrates man’s power of fitting patterns together, something that has allowed for one of the world’s greatest scientific discoveries to made, but which also plunged man in making demented claims. There’s a thin line between reason and imagination, and science needs to be right on the border.

via RT.com

  • chrones

    government cover-up

  • dot2dotnews

    chrones….

  • Castro

    Umm… source? That’s not what the article at rt.com says…

  • Hayworthme

    Let’s see what the sonar looks like now! After the government has covered it up.

  • Ddstrang

    What an absurd piece of writing. Out of interest, where in the article was ‘solved’ revealed?

  • Gregory Trout

    Portraid? I don’t get it – I’ve been using spell check for years.

  • Redoubt South

    Solved? Wow, is that super-science or just a desk’pert opinion?

  • Ben

    How is it solved when they have not finished investigating. And on their last dive to the sight they found what they believe to be a passage way inside. Also their  electric device’s stop working when they get close to it.

  • Guest

    Ummm… didn’t parked?! 

  • Robbieux

    Portraid = Port used in raids or sometimes Raided Port. Not really tasty liquor to be honest. :P

  • BaldBird

     I think you should look up the definition of solved. See if you can find me the definition of portraid as well.

  • Kristin

    Why is it these online zones aren’t edited?  Poor spelling and punctuation means—hello, folks!—don’t take it seriously!!

  • OpenMind

    government coverup… the article lacks credible sources  or any facts

  • Illegalblaze

    Retarded piece of crap. How is it solved? Shitty journalism. The writer should look for new work.

  • scarborrough

    This article smacks of agenda. To be able to say it is solved you have to be able to say what it is, not just what you believe it is not.  Here is what I think it could be, based on what little we have been told. It looks to me like an unusual geologic formation from the late ice age that was at one time above water and was the center of attention of early human inhabitants who would climb onto its surface and build fires to be seen from great distances. The “runway”  is actually a river channel that was scoured out by a glacier and the anomaly is a small section that was subsequently sculpted by water flow, giving it its mushroom shaped appearance.  The top layer, which may be of a harder nature, bears cracks and fissures, possibly from the overlying ice pressure, which may have been subsequently modified by early peoples. Nothing I have seen so far supports my preference that it be a crashed UFO or something exciting like that.

  • Duarte

    You can all go back to “sleep” now, it’s just a weather baloon…

  • Johnrambo1

    Aliens dude.

  • Johnrambo1

    If its a natural “anomaly” than show us the pictures. If you won’t then it’s a cover up.

  • Badcceb

    Haha – this makes me laugh.  It is only a “giant stone”, a natural formation they urge, yet a paragraph or two later state that it has construction lines, straight edges, and “boxes drawn on it”.

  • Maulemal

    global warming

  • Cornwalice

    Clearly not solved.

  • ash6222

    Dumb title for the article. Perhaps one day I’ll come across a significant amount of unexplained phenomena and claim that a “mystery” has been solved – what a schmuck.

  • realist

    omg the author of this article is such a moron

  • Poonfooba

    So, are they all done. They’re probably will not be any more real news about this anymore.

  • lie

    it’s a glacial deposit, it’s all a lie
    the samples are checked by geoligist
    http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-baltic-sea-object-glacial-deposit-154845865.html

  • Lieberg98

    These aren’t the droids we were looking for. Move along, move along.

  • cb

    Nature throws up unusual rock formations every now and then. The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland is one , it has a geometric structure to it from volcanic lava suddenly freezing with ice sheets and glaciers. The Baltic sea “ufo” is probably akin to something like that and the scientific community have to move very slowly and thoroughly before announcing anything. People like me can dream and talk openly about ufo’s and the like , but the scientific community have to be very rigorous as chaos would prevail if they weren’t. I would hedge my bets on a rock formation , but it would be great if it were something other worldly. Similarly there appears to be geometric patterns on Mars of huge proportions. When I showed a friend of mine the online pictures from ESA , he clearly pointed out that it was due to light aberrations from the camera ( distortions of the sensors and lenses ) , he works as a cameraman and has seen them himself .

  • Paxton

    Next they will have you believe man step foot on the moon

  • EJ

    perhaps there’s a big iron clump under it… x)

  • stellatomorrow

    I wonder if there will be any more follow-up.

  • stellatomorrow

    Why aren’t the anomolies being seriously addressed?

  • Adam

    Cover up! Rocks don’t knock out electronics

  • Runner

    Has anyone seen the NASA Teather Incident. Actual footage filmed by NASA of circular like vessels swarming the length of the broken teather as if they are wondering what it is – I believe it was 12 miles long ( it looks shorter). The vessels are shaped exactly like the Baltic Sea Anomaly, they pulsate with some sort of energy and you can see the shape of the vessel in between the pulsating. I do believe that is what is at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. One day, Mankind will be blessed with the knowledge of the universe, but we must make peace with all nations before we are granted the gift.

  • gary paul

    Dude, the reason the ‘Ocean X’ is claiming there is soot is to make you believe that this object fell through the atmosphere, thus burning up like a space re-entry vehicle. Why do people constantly fall for BS like this… remember the ‘crop circles’

  • scarborrough

    Soot is a residue of incomplete organic combustion. I don’t think they are that stupid to think that space craft would be made of wood and I don’t think most people would be either. They only said it “resembled” soot anyway. Seems like you are the one who has been taken in- by excessive need to find BS.