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German authorities are investigating the mysterious and seemingly inexplicable disappearance of the €300,000 ($330,000) Boknis Eck underwater observatory from the Baltic Sea.
The sheer size and weight of the subsea station, which consisted of two racks, one weighing 250kg (550lbs) and the other 100kg, anchored at a depth of 22 meters (72 feet) has ruled out a massive storm, heavy currents or large sea creatures
Both racks... were “removed with great force from their position,”
On August 21 at roughly 8:15pm local time, transmissions from the station stopped dead. Divers dispatched to investigate discovered that the entire structure had simply vanished leaving only a shredded transmission cable behind.
originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: trollz
Interesting! Another url
Two guesses. One is that it recorded data on something someone did not want to have recorded, or;
Two is that someone wants to do something in that area and they don't want a monitoring station collecting data.
Or the USA
originally posted by: trollz
originally posted by: Notoneofyou
My guess is a fishing boat snagged it.
It was located in a restricted area where commercial and civilian traffic was prohibited.
originally posted by: chris_stibrany
All the navies of the world are having problems with missing ships, collisions, strange accidents etc and now this
Out on my own twig of speculation, maybe, just maybe there is another race of beings under the ocean, either natively, or using it as a base (Ivan T Sanderson's USO's) and have finally come out in the 'open' to proclaim their mastery of the seas.