On June 19, 2011, a group of maritime fortune hunters, while engaged in the harrowing pursuit of retrieving sunken treasure from Baltic shipwrecks got a sonar hit of a strange circular object located 285-feet (87-meters) below the surface of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland.
According to the report, the team was searching for shipwrecks full of profitable booty — in this case alcohol, which can be sold for a massive profit at auction — when three of the nine member crew spied the almost unbelievable image on the sonar screen; an image which may well be the first step toward one of the most phenomenal discoveries of the 21st Century.
Peter Lindberg — the leader of the Swedish Ocean Explorer team that discovered the unusual object in the depths of the Baltic — claimed that the as yet unidentified “thing” forms a perfect circle and is almost 197-feet (60-meters) in diameter. In his own words:
In fact, as recently as April 13th, 2011, a Swedish family by the name of Harge snapped photos from their beachfront property in Saltsjöbaden of a huge — and as yet unidentified — submarine-like object that apparently slipped through the Stockholm archipelago. The Harges also claimed that they: “…got the feeling that there was something very large under the surface.”
Below is the photo the family took of what they seen near by above surface.
Whether or not this object proves to be of natural or extraterrestrial origin, according to expedition member, Dennis Åsberg, there is the possibility that the debris was dumped there by another nation such as Russia or Germany.
Originally posted by Thebel
I bet finders didn't want to reveal its location, they didn't get money enough or so xD
Originally posted by needlenight
I followed the threads, that were created about this and also read all I could find for a month or so afterwards.
But as far as I know, no one ever really did anything about it. I read someone wanted to dive down and take a look, but I never found any updates after that.
I will give you a flag for this however, in hopes of someone comming along with new info.edit on 9-1-2012 by needlenight because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by abeverage
Until they can figure out a way to "Fake" the video footage in reconnaissance mission, it will likely remain where it is. Or it was marked as off limits from the Navy so they can salvage it.
Originally posted by smurfy
Alot of people theorised that it was this Russian experimental ship the Novgorod,
Makes some kind of sense in the absence of any more news from the discoverers. You can see similarities in the 'bridge' design in the second picture taken from above, with the outlines on the sonar pictures.edit on 9-1-2012 by smurfy because: Text.
Originally posted by abeverage
Even if it is a Russian platform or any other man-made object. I am always still interested.
What is it? What sank it? What is the story? Any kind of water exploration intrigues me.
Originally posted by nineix
What the hey?
Someone else must be sharing your brain because this very same subject thread was opened by someone else, also today here:
Originally posted by Threadfall
That article www.cityofart.net... claims the Novorad and her sister ship were eventually scrapped, so I doubt whatever it is it isn't a circular Russian Ironclad. The wiki article supports this conclusion
edit on 9-1-2012 by Threadfall because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CthulhuRising
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
There is picture including both objects on the Ocean Explorer Facebook page. Second object is not so clearly defined though.
edit on 26/1/12 by CthulhuRising because: (no reason given)