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Underwater Millennium Falcon Formation Continues To Puzzle Divers

You may remember a year or so back when a deep-sea salvage company discovered something odd at the bottom of the Baltic sea. The team from OceanX jokingly described the object as a UFO, but once the story went viral, many commented on the fact that it kind of looked like the Millennium Falcon. Using side-scan sonar, the object was discovered to be 60 meters in diameter, with a “rigid tail 400 meters long.” Earlier this month divers descended the nearly 300 feet below the surface to photograph the anomaly, and despite a first-hand look and bringing up samples for analysis, they have returned with more questions than answers. You can watch a news report with footage and photos of the expedition below, unfortunately all in Swedish.

OceanX diver Stefan Hogeborn, despite a 20-year career spent exploring the undersea world, said he had “never seen anything like this” and that it was “the strangest thing I have ever experienced as a professional diver.” One particular line describing the object as resembling “a huge mushroom” is being misconstrued by some corners of the internet, but that description appears to just be metaphor, not an actual classification. In fact, they still don’t know what the hell it actually is. Here’s some official description from OceanX’s press release:

First they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but after further observations the object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg-shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot.

Pictures taken during the dive were first published in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, and samples from the mysterious object were sledgehammered off and brought to the surface for examination. You can expect these puzzling reports to set off a new round of UFO speculation, and I’m sure the History Channel is already in pre-production on “Underwater Aliens: Fact Or When The Hell Did We Stop Actually Making Shows About History?”

All I can say is these people clearly haven’t watched the director’s cut of James Cameron’s The Abyss. You don’t go futzing around with the underwater aliens, man.

 

via The Huffington Post

Comments

  • IllIIllIlIlIlIlI

    hmm…i saw nothing in this video but a motion of a rock formation up and down up and down. That is about it…..

  • dragon age fan

    wel it looks like a piece of a wall with a window ore breeze through opening in it either fell into the water there or remains from before the water or wel other options

  • haahaahaa

    i think that before earth had been inhabited by the correlians and turned into a jedi hideout han and chewy were on earth stranded on the falcon. they were in the middle of the ocean basin and lit fires on the top of there ship. they couldnt go to the ground because of a much more vicuose large versuion of modern dogs

  • seksivitez

    With the recent discoveries of two separate mini-continents- one off the coast of Brazil and the other between Madagascar and India- the possibilities of finding other large bodies of land out in the oceans’ depths has increased considerably.

    One just has to look on Google Earth at the ocean floor and then look at the depths. We can see large rises from the ocean floor off the west coast of Europe. Areas that have barely been seen by human eyes or touched by human inventions.

    If we look in the desert southwest of North America or parts of southeastern Asia, we find land that was once under the sea millions of years ago.

    Most people do not realize how limited we have been in deep water research. This find in this article is not very deep compared to the oceans.

    This planet has so many mysteries it is still hiding. Only a fool would dismiss this.

  • Shawn Whitford

    as a message to someone who thought that this sunken… whatever it is. to be atlantis. may be on to something however the time period would be wrong. in the time of the greeks. around the period where plato talked about atlantis, it was believed to already be around 2,000 years old at the time. fast forward to modern times. we can assume atlantis to be around 50,300 years old. and if this sunken thing should have been 10,000 years old. it makes little to no sense to assume that this is an atlantian building or formation. although it could be that it never sunk till around around the supposed destruction of atlantis.around platos time. which means it sank nearly 2-3,000 years ago.and this whole theory is based on if the Baltic sea is anywhere near where atlantis was rumored to be.

  • NilsBoray

    How interesting. A pile of rocks.

  • park

    does it mean we are not alone in the galaxy

  • Geek

    No secret, it’s a crashed Haunebe(how ever ya spell it) from ww2. The Germans tested these and rockets among other ufo shaped craft of into the Baltic sea at germans coast line where the rocket testing of V2 and V1 was.