Unidentified submerged (huge) object in the Baltic Sea

Shipwreck hunters stumble across mysterious find – CNN.com.

Deep down on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, Swedish treasure hunters think they have made the find of a lifetime.

The problem is, they’re not exactly sure what it is they’ve uncovered.

Out searching for shipwrecks at a secret location between Sweden and Finland, the deep-sea salvage company Ocean Explorer captured an incredible image more than 80 meters below the water’s surface.

At first glance, team leader and commercial diver Peter Lindberg joked that his crew had just discovered an unidentified flying object, or UFO.

Using side-scan sonar, the team found a 60-meter diameter cylinder-shaped object, with a rigid tail 400 meters long.

Source: CNN

Credit: Peter Lindberg

I recall when this was found back in August. (Doubtful News wasn’t up and running yet.) Not sure why this is getting attention now.

It looks like the Millienium Falcon. People are saying it’s a crashed UFO or something strange (it’s an unidentified submerged object, USO); the comments on these stories are always a hoot. I’m really interested to see what it is though I would suspect it’s not going to be as fantastic, but still fun.

  3 comments for “Unidentified submerged (huge) object in the Baltic Sea

  1. Massachusetts
    January 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    It looks like a semi circular, somewhat broken up plug of rock that is indeed reminiscent of the Millenium Falcon. and it looks a bit like a trilobyte too. Maybe it’s a giant cryptid…hmmm.

  2. Shii
    January 30, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Hi, I’m not an oceanographer and I’m surprised nobody has gotten in contact with one, but this looks exactly like a tablemount. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyot

    The only reason I know this is because I translated a Japanese comic book series that involves a tablemount :) http://shii.org/awatake/

  3. Massachusetts
    January 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Yes, a tablemount, which is a lot like a plug of rock…great minds think alike! :)

    It does seem silly that people wouldn’t look for natural explanations for something like this before inferring alien technology.

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