A group of treasure hunters found a strange circular object in the Baltic Sea in 2011 now says they have discovered visual evidence of a second “disc-like shape” some 200 meters from the original find, says CNN.
However, the object is absolutely unknown to science. Team leader and commercial diver Peter Lindberg joked that his crew had discovered an unidentified flying object, or UFO.
“I have been doing this for nearly 20 years so I have a seen a few objects on the bottom, but nothing like this,” said Lindberg. “We had been out for nine days and we were quite tired and we were on our way home, but we made a final run with a sonar fish and suddenly this thing turned up,” he added.
The object has the form of a massive cylinder with a 60 metre diameter and a 400 metre-long tail. A similar disk-shaped object was also found about 200 metres away. It resembles the famed Star Wars ship the Millennium Falcon.
βWe’ve heard lots of different kinds of explanations, from George Lucas’s spaceship – the Millennium Falcon – to ‘it’s some kind of plug to the inner world,’ like it should be hell down there or something,β said Peter Lindberg. But we won’t know until we have been down there,” added Lindberg.
The Head of Archaeology at Sweden’s Maritime Museums, Andreas Olsson, said he was intrigued by the picture, but remained sceptical about what it could be.
“Right now, we know about 20,000 objects, mostly shipwrecks, in the Baltic Sea. But I think there may be more than 100,000,” said Olsson. “I’m not sure what you will see when you go down. But I’m excited. It’s going to be interesting to see what it .”
Judging by the pictures it is difficult to determine whether the object is a natural geological formation or something different altogether.
“It all depends on the circumstances when you actually tow the [sonar] fish after the boat,” he said.
Olsson is not the only one who has skeptical attitude and who is questioning the accuracy of the sonar technology. According to the Daily Mail, in the past, such technology has confused foreign objects with unusual- but natural- rock formations.
Well, now ocean Explorers have nothing but wait until chaotic water conditions calm down in order to allow a manned expedition to happen. The diverβs team is also looking for financial backers who will help aid the cost of the discovery process, and are calling for interested investors on their website.
Along with the troubles the team has already faced it has one more: the members of the group have no way of telling what is inside the supposed cylinder- whether it is filled with gold and riches or simply aged sediment particles. They’re hoping for the former, and history seems to be in their favour.
The Baltic Sea is one the most loved places for shipwreck hunters, as it has about 100,000 objects covering the cold sea’s floor.
The company have created a submarine that they hope will attract tourists and wannabe shipwreck hunters who will pay to take a trip down to the bottom of the Baltic Sea to see for themselves.