Hyping the Baltic anomaly as UFO

The truth is out there about UFO in Baltic Sea, Swedish scientists say

Swedish scientists plan to explore a mystery ripped straight from the “The X-Files.”

Rather than Mulder and Scully, this adventure features Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg. They too know the truth is out there — and in mere days plan to visit what they call the “Baltic Anomaly.”

The discovery was a worldwide news event, covered in the popular press, the scientific press and in the blogosphere. Many speculated that the discovery was of a long-lost unidentified flying object (UFO), that crashed into the sea — evoking Duchovny’s alien-hunting character on the TV show.

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Yeaaaahhhh…. Of course this is on Fox News.

This is just deplorable hype. As you can see in this video below of the Baltic sea Anomaly 2012 Movie, they are setting this exploration up as a spectacular find of epic proportions – it’s a crashed UFO. What are the odds of that? Like 0.

This is speculation at the extreme – to the point of science fiction. While this anomaly is truly interesting, to hype it as a flying saucer find is ludicrous and cheapens the notion of ocean exploration. Cheap might not be the optimum word here because the funding for the expedition looks to be fed by the movie reveal. I daresay we spectators might be disappointed.

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  8 comments for “Hyping the Baltic anomaly as UFO

  1. Sam
    May 31, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    All they need now is Geraldo Rivera to see if it’s also the Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults down there ;)

  2. Massachusetts
    May 31, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    In good science fiction there’s a scientific principle that’s explored to the extreme and can be socially useful. That’s not the case here really. So a comparison to science fiction is unfair to science fiction. This is pretty silly without much else to recommend it, I’d say.

  3. Massachusetts
    May 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    It still looks like rock to me. I find it hard to fathom (pun intended) that they’d people would believe that this wasn’t a geological formation.

    Also, what’s with the animation winking on and off at the end as the alleged UFO crashes? That was just annoying. I admire a good piece of animation regardless of silliness, but they ruined theirs with this annoying effect.

  4. Fastmover01
    May 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    If it isn’t a natural formation it is probably one of the 2 Russian circular battleships that sank in the early 1900’s.

    • VIn
      May 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      I think you have it in one there….and I think that they are fully aware of that too……but now that visualisation equipment is becoming affordable, everyone seems to want to get into this ‘treasure hunting’ fad….unfortunately, ship-hire is still outrageously expensive and out of range for the average Joe Blow….that’s why its necessary to sell this ‘adventure’ with a side story…..if they had said straight out “its one of Russia’s circular battleships”, they would have opened a can of worms and all of a sudden there are governments and red tape and families and the whole ‘war grave’ thing and….and…the list goes on…..it’s much easier to say afterwards “Oops. We never REALLY thought it’d be the obvious. We REALLY thought it’d be a UFO”…then watch for the spike in Russian Naval Memorabilia on ebay.

      • Fastmover01
        June 1, 2012 at 10:13 PM

        Doesn’t matter because as we have seen countries can wait until the whole haul has been brought up before asserting rights. Though as a battleship, not sure about anything valuable being found outsie of historic import.

    • bob
      June 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      Unfortunately, I have read they were scrapped, not sunk.

      • Fastmover01
        June 10, 2012 at 8:50 PM

        I could have sworn that 1 was lost at sea? Not during battle mind you.

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