Oceanologists got close to solving the enigma of one of the world’s most puzzling oddities in 2018.
Millennium Falcon submerged
Ocean X, directed by Dennis Osberg, is a Swedish corporation that specializes in uncovering the mysteries of the bottom. The 56-meter research vessel OceanX MV Alucia, equipped with cameras and a helipad, is not only a formidable squad of enthusiasts, but also a technically prepared corporation.
They were the first to catch a large sea squid, study sinkholes, retrieve the debris of an Airbus A330 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, and test a prototype of the Woods Hole Institute and NASA’s Orpheus deep-sea drone.
They discovered the wreckage of the Russian submarine Som, which sank a century ago, in Swedish territorial waters in 2015, thanks to a tip from a Russian colleague.
In 2010, the Swedes discovered a strange item at a depth of 87 meters in the Baltic Sea. It appeared to be a starship, as if it had just come from the Star Wars set. The “loading chamber” was the ship’s most notable feature, a massive platform with a runway against which the divers seemed to be little fish.
The “Baltic Anomaly,” as it’s been dubbed by divers, has plunged to the seafloor. The notion that the odd object found at the bottom was not of natural origin was validated by a chemical study of the substance from which it was constructed.
The initial images from the depths allowed scientists to investigate something from the ocean’s depths in more detail — a 60-meter-diameter circular item with no sharp edges.
A 300-meter strip was seen at the bottom near the discovered item, as though the strange ship was landing. “Alien spacecraft,” “Millennium Falcon,” yelled the yellow media, alluding to Han Solo’s ship from the same “Star Wars.”
Theory that can’t be proven
Fans of alternative history who investigated the Ocean X data recognized a piece of Atlantis in the massive item, while others said it was a “Russian ship.” The facility’s conspicuous presence of ramps and steps was mentioned by someone.
After performing necessary investigations, Ocean X geologist Steve Weiner refuted natural genesis theories for the “Baltic Anomaly.” He mentioned that it was a metal or an alloy of metals that he had never seen before.
Journalists and alternative historians did not let up, and soon a story emerged that a Nazi submarine from the Third Reich’s secret projects was buried at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
The notion was founded on the historical fact that the Germans frequently performed covert experiments there, and that the Rügen test site, which subsequently became a missile station, was only a short distance away.
Official science contradicts
All assumptions were met with suspicion by scientists. They pointed out that the photograph of the object was of low quality, and that in such instances, the human mind likes to finish what isn’t and never was.
Although the find was odd and appeared to be the product of human hands or the involvement of an extraterrestrial intelligence, archaeologist Göran Ekberg highlighted that it was far from the first of its kind in the globe.
Special services intervention
However, it’s worth noting that the results of the Stockholm geologists’ study, as well as Ocean X’s estimates, were swiftly withdrawn from open sources.
There was also information that the matter had been moved to the Swedish and Norwegian special services’ authority. Ocean X divers were concerned as they discussed the discovery.
Scientists’ arguments could not persuade Stefan Hogerborn, who remains sure that the guys had discovered something special.
This account is backed up by evidence that certain “electromagnetic bursts” comparable to underwater terrestrial sonars were documented in the original records. The great bulk of documents regarding the undersea anomaly, as well as data about them, vanished from the public domain.
Furthermore, divers said that taking high-quality photographs near the item was impossible. Why? There are various variations of this story, ranging from the impact of electromagnetic fields to a force that disables technology that is unknown to science.
Scientist Peter Lindberg, the leading skeptic, spoke with reporters multiple times and stated that this was the oddest find he had ever seen and that he had more questions than answers. He then abruptly ceased to communicate.
Journalists heard from him that within a 25-meter radius of the discovery, all telephones and other electrical gadgets stopped working. All crew members suffered from headaches and fever for approximately a month after being submerged in the water, as if they had been cooked in a gigantic microwave.
There has been no explanation for another peculiarity – who or what might have given the order to end this operation and go to looking for other items – until now. True, there are enough of them at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. However, it appears like someone attempted to end the narrative by force. Ordinary divers have previously been prohibited from diving to the sea’s bottom at this location.
Scientists from Stockholm University declared in 2018 that the “Baltic Anomaly” is a geological phenomenon and that there are no indicators of extraterrestrial presence where there are none. Other issues about electromagnetic radiation and health risks were not answered by the researchers.