“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. 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. 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. 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 of gifts for intrepid salvage teams and a “shipwreck laboratory” for researchers. The sea’s low salinity levels help preserve objects that sink to the bottom. 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.
Source: Yahoo News
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