This story has been floating around a while...I wondered if anyone has further information on this??
Team to investigate underwater 'UFO' in Baltic Sea
Is that a shipwreck or a UFO? A mysterious object discovered deep beneath the Baltic Sea has treasure hunters and alien enthusiasts scratching their heads. But now there are plans to get to the bottom of the underwater conundrum.
"I have been doing this for nearly 20 years so I have a seen a few objects on the bottom, but nothing like this," commercial diver Peter Lindberg told CNN. He's the leader of a team from the deep-sea salvage company, Ocean Explorer, that first made the discovery back in August. "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," Lindberg said.
Through the use of side-scan sonar, the team discovered a disc-like object that measures nearly 200 feet in diameter and has generated out-of-this-world speculation. At the time the object’s identity seemed destined to remain a mystery because the expense to launch an expedition was too high. However, interest in the find has reportedly led to a flood of donations.
While no firm date has been set, Lindberg suggested his team may return to the site around May. Meanwhile, theories about the bizarre image run the gamut from the far-fetched - some say it's the Millenium Falcon from "Star Wars" - to the more Earth-bound, as some guess the image reveals a collection of sunken Russian ships. "We've heard lots of different kinds of explanations," Lindberg told CNN.
"But we won't know until we have been down there." "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 sonar expert Ardreas Olsson, according to Yahoo! News. "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 .
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A team of salvage divers has discovered an unexplained object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden.
"This thing turned up. My first reaction was to tell the guys that we have a UFO here on the bottom," said Peter Lindberg, the leader of the amateur treasure hunters.
Sonar readings show that the mysterious object is about 60 meters across, or, about the size of a jumbo jet. And it's not alone. Nearby on the sea floor is another, smaller object with a similar shape. Even more fascinating, both objects have "drag marks" behind them on the sea floor, stretching back more than 400 feet.
"Could this be the Star Wars Millenium Falcon, a plug to an inner world or a marine version of Stonehenge?" asks CNN's Brooke Bowman:
Well, it could just be another shipwreck. Or, mud.
But Lindberg says the ship theory doesn't really hold up because of the unusually large size of the objects. "Of course it would be something from another ship but it's quite big," he told CNN. Lindberg notes that some observers have speculated that the objects may be Russian warships built around the end of the 1800's. However, Lindberg points out that not only were those ships much smaller, they were not patrolling the Baltic during that era.
The Baltic Sea is a literal treasure trove for salvage teams and a "shipwreck laboratory" for researchers. The sea's low salinity levels help preserve objects that sink to the bottom. "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 sonar expert Ardreas 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 is."
The Ocean Explorer team first made their find back in August and had no plans to return to the scene. For now, Lindberg is waiting for calmer waters in the Baltic, possibly in May, before taking his salvage team to the bottom for a closer look at the mysterious objects. They originally had no plans to return to the spot, but the spike in interest from the public has led them to begin planning a return trip.