A strange circular object discovered at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2011 by Swedish treasure hunters Ocean X Team has found no donor to fund further research into its anomaly. The unknown object of 200 feet in width and 26 feet in height was thought to be anything from a giant mushroom to an alien spacecraft.
Dubbed the “Baltic Sea Anomaly,” the giant object was discovered by the Ocean X Team which was spearheaded by captain Peter Lindberg and co-researcher Dennis Asberg. They came across the object 300 feet below the surface of the water by using side-scan sonar. Reportedly, the equipment carried by the divers stopped working when they came near the object.
“Anything electric out there, and the satellite phone as well, stopped working when we were above the object,” The Sun quoted professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team as saying. “And then when we got away about 200 metres, it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work.”
The divers recovered a sample from the site which was given to Steve Weiner, a geologist. Weiner dismissed the possibility of it being a natural geological formation saying that the materials were metals which cannot be produced by nature on its own.
To some experts, the object, having an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon, could also have a Nazi connection. According to them, it could be a battleship gun turret or an anti-submarine device. Hogeborn said the soot found on the object was also a cause of concern.
“During my 20-year diving career, including 6,000 dives, I have never seen anything like this. Normally stones don’t burn,” the Mail Online quoted Hogeborn as saying in a statement. “I can’t explain what we saw, and I went down there to answer questions, but I came up with even more questions.”
The Baltic sea is a heaven for treasure hunters as around 100,000 objects are believed to be strewn on its floor.