After seeing this today on the History Channel, I logged back onto ATS and did a search on Estonia; the search turned up nothing, which really
Apperantly, in 1996, the Swediash ferry MS Estonia sank in international waters, rather quickly, and with no survivors. Official investagators
claimed that the top hatch which allowed access to automobiles was left open, thus allowing water to rush and pour in.
Official newsletters also claimed that, after extensive surveys with SCUBA operators, there were no bodies to be seen, and that there was no damage
done to the ship.
People excepted the given report, until the Swedish government very quickly set out to claim the sight as a burial and sent cargo ships out with
concete to literally cover up the Estonia on the ocean floor (at a depth of 270 feet).
The History Channel reporters claimed "you would concrete cover a nuclear sub, Chernobal, but a ferry?"
Subsiquently, oublic outcry and puzzlement stopped the Swedes from finishing.
The show letter went on to talk about the conspiracies surrounding the sinking... the three most popular ideas being:
1. The ship struck a water mine.
2. The ship and an attack sub collided.
3. The Russian mafia were transporting stolen nuclear documents, and set-off a bomb to cover their tracks.
In 2000 (I believe), an American businessman along with a German reporter set out to investigate the sight. Upon reaching the sight, they were
surrounded by warships and revolving military aircraft. The civilian ship was boarded and ordered to leave the area, but the captian refused,
claiming international water.
The military allowed them to dive.
What they found was... striking.
The Estonia had a large gapping hole in its side, blown outwards. Metalorgy tests showed it was caused by an explosion.
Also, oddly enough, the hole would have been ABOVE the ship's water line.
AND, strewn across the ocean floor, plainly visible, were the remains of human bodies.
The Swedish and Finnish governments are still stiking to their story, and are trying to pass bills to stop diving on or near the Estonia.
Anyone see something odd about this?
The only links I have found so far are these two. I don't know how old or reliable they are:
Here it is, an actual and proven conspiracy!