This is an exciting British documentary that I’d never seen before about the unexpected 2011 discovery that we’ve been following of the mysterious Baltic Sea Object by a Swedish marine treasure hunting team led by Peter Lindberg and Dennis Åsberg.
The initial sonar image released in 2011 revealed an object which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Millennium Falcon spaceship piloted by Han Solo in the Star Wars films. Rumors that the object was a UFO which had crashed to the bottom of the Baltic in ancient times ran rampant for a while.
After their first diving expedition, Ocean X reported that the formation has an appearance of “rough granite,” that it is 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) thick and approximately 60 meters (200 feet) in diameter. Not widely reported is that the whole thing stands on a pillar-like feature that’s 8-meters (26-feet) tall.
The structure is on the seafloor, midway between the coasts of Sweden and Finland, at a depth of 85 to 90 meters (279 to 295 feet), with another smaller circular object, which appears to be related nearby. The primary object is at the end of what resembles a 300-meter (980-foot) “runway”; a straight path roughly the same width as the object. It looks as though it could be a long skid mark left behind by the structure – if this were, indeed a crashed ship. However, that the structure sits atop a 26-foot pillar does not support the idea of this path being a “runway”.
Some have suggested that this “runway” may have instead have been a ceremonial avenue, similar to so many others constructed within temple complexes built by the Maya and other Native American groups in Central America and Mexico.
On their second diving expedition, Ocean X found that the object emitted a powerful electromagnetic field that disabled all nearby electronic equipment, including those aboard low-flying airplanes (!) These conditions made for a very difficult investigation, given the object’s location on the seafloor and the poor visibility of only one meter, near the bottom.
Much of what is known about the structure comes from the divers, who collected samples, which revealed that the structure’s composition is metallic, leading them to suspect that it was unnatural and must have been constructed or manufactured.
The samples were analyzed by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Their analyses indicate that the structure’s composition is no ordinary rock. It contains abnormally high concentrations of titanium, manganese and iron. These metals are all key materials in the manufacture of high-tech aerospace components.
At the end of the film, the Swedish Navy shows interest in the object…and we haven’t heard too much about it since.