Shipwreck Hunters Find Mysterious UFO-Like Object at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea!
1. Ocean Explorer found anomaly in Baltic Sea
2. Mysterious UFO-shaped 60-foot disc was discovered in the bottom of the Baltic Sea
Hoax or Fact:
These messages circulating since 2011 talk about a large UFO shaped object found by shipwreck hunters in Baltic Sea. The discovery is a fact, but as such, the object found in Baltic Sea is not any UFO or anomaly.
On 19 June 2011, during Sonar survey of the Baltic Sea floor, Swedish treasure hunters found a very strange anomaly sitting at the bottom of the Sea. The UFO-shaped object was covered in soot, with 'little fireplaces,' and lying at the end of a 1,000 feet runway. It was in the shape of a mushroom -- raising about 10 to 13 feet above the seabed and curved in at the sides. The object was 60 meters in diameter, with a 400 meter-long tail and an egg-shaped hole leading into it from the top, which was again surrounded by a strange rock formation that the expedition team could not explain. A similar disk-shaped object was also found about 200 meters away from the discovery site.
In a press release about their discovery, diver Peter Lindberg mentioned that they first thought it was just a stone, but later realized it was something else and strange, also because no volcanic activity has ever been reported in the Baltic Sea. The first video briefs about the discovery of the Baltic Sea anomaly.
Exploration & Speculations
The strange and mysterious seafloor object was explored by the Swedish team for a year. Because of its mysterious shape and size, there were speculations that the object found in Baltic Sea could be the Millennium Falcon (a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars), the Atlantis (a mythical underwater city referred to in ancient legends), something supernatural, or any ancient wreck, like from World War I. The second video is a CNN news report on the Baltic Sea anomaly.
In later part of 2012, Volker Bruchert, an associate professor of geology at Stockholm University, tested the samples of stone from the object given by the Swedish divers. Swedish tabloids quoted Bruchert saying that he was surprised to study the material, he found a great black stone that could be a volcanic rock. He hypothesized that the object structure was formed during the Ice Age many thousands of years ago. There wasn't anything mysterious about the Baltic Sea anomaly; most of the samples from the discovered site brought up from the sea bottom were granites, gneisses and sandstones -- which are expected in a glacial basin, as the Baltic Sea is a region carved out by glacial ice long time back.
The expert analysis suggested that the strange anomaly found in Baltic Sea is just a glacial deposit "discovered" in a low-resolution Sonar scan; it is not the Millennium Falcon, Atlantis, or any supernatural alien spaceship. Note that the photograph that comes with the story is not real; it is an illustration that the diver Peter Lindberg described as the closest depiction of the Baltic Sea object.