Eighty-Five metres below the surface of the Baltic Sea in ice cold water lies a bizarre disc-shaped anomaly which has been the subject of international debate since 2011.

 

Truthfall Special Report by: Craig Brown

"UFO" anomaly and drag marks on the seabed

Return To The Site

In just 36 hours time on June 1st, Swedish treasure hunters Dennis Aasberg and Peter Lindberg (the same crew who initially found the anomaly), will set sail from Norrtälje, Stockholm to revisit the site in an effort to determine just exactly what the mysterious object might be.

 

Despite the hundreds of thousands of dollars cost in returning to the site, the team managed to secure enough private funding in the past year to make it possible. They will be joined by a Swedish TV crew who will film a documentary series of their exploits. The exploration is expected to last approx 2 weeks, with the ship anchored either directly above or in close proximity to the object, so there will be plenty of time for the team to do a thorough examination of the site.

 

Dennis and Peter of the the Ocean Explorer team, in their new ship “Ancylus”, will go back equipped with cameras, 3D sonar imaging, a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle),  a sub-bottom profiler, and a whole range of other “toys” designed to find out the truth on what is really down there. This time though, far from being alone, the entire world is anxiously watching and waiting.

 

Outside Interference

It appears that not everyone is happy about the anomaly being subject to scrutiny with the team already being subjected to interference from external parties and fraudsters. On 22nd April, Dennis posted the following on the team’s Facebook page – “Many want to destroy our mission, but I promise that all of them will be named here and in all newspapers and TV news channels. How many fraudsters are there? gold fever? or UFO fever ‘. To destroy this great adventure for all who are waiting will cost them a lot … I promise. We will never give up.”

The two anomalies lying close to each other on the seabed - notice the dark texture of disturbed seafloor.

The main anomaly is circular, approx 180 ft in diameter and roughly equivalent to the wingspan of a Boeing 747, so whatever this is, it’s huge. The structure of the object shows many straight lines and right angles on it’s surface – characteristic of something that has been built or constructed rather than a natural formation or feature.

The anomaly shown in comparison to the wingspan of a Boeing 747

Close-up of anomaly - added contrast and midtones

With "Find Edges" filter applied

Disturbed Seafloor & Sandbar “Ridge”

Even more curious is the fact that there is an unusual and extremely long sandbar or ridge of seafloor that appears “pushed-up” leading directly to the object. This disturbed seafloor (easily identified on the sonar imagery) is an amazing 4,000-5,000 feet long and appears to show a potential path of impact as the object hit the seafloor and skidded along, eventually coming to a stop, ripping up the seafloor in the process.

 

The Baltic Sea is a brackish water which means that the water is very low in salt content and the conditions are absolutely ideal for the preservation of shipwrecks. Additionally, there are no wood boring creatures in the Baltic Sea which would normally attack the structure of shipwrecks.  Effectively the seabed here is what is known as a dead-zone – an area known to be devoid of seafloor currents which could perhaps naturally create this ridge like track. This is data which clearly supports the theory that whatever the object is, skidded, was dragged or caused a pressure wave across the sea floor before coming to a halt.

 

The Second Anomaly

Supporting the theory that this is an unnatural object is the fact that a second anomaly lies only 200 metres away. Smaller than the main one, this second anomaly is described as “rectangular with two arches” kind of like a gothic church window. Similar to the main object this anomaly also shows tracks of disturbed seafloor running in the same direction which eventually converge on a single point more than 1,000 feet away where lies another unknown feature. This third feature where the point of impact could be is 90ft high and 900 feet in diameter.  It has a crack running through it approx 120-180 feet wide and 60 feet deep. The direction that this crack runs in is the same direction as the tracks going to the objects. The third feature of interest is not shown on the existing sonar images, but it is hoped that the entire site will be thoroughly investigated giving a more accurate picture of how all the data fits together.

 

It has been suggested that whatever the object is, came in at speed, hit the water and as it moved quickly through the water, created a pressure wave which disturbed the seafloor as it sped along.  Then it may have split into 2  pieces, one main piece and the other second piece which is similar to what we see on the sonar images.

 

Radiation

Recently, the Ocean Explorer team announced that when they got back to dry land, they checked the boat anchors and discovered much higher levels of radiation than normal.

 

“Incredible, we have measured the radiative value of the anchors we used. It’s quite intriguing, the normal level of radiation is 0,1 milli Sieverts and we get 0,63 when measuring on the anchors. It’s far from dangorus (sic) levels but still; it’s 6 times higher than a normal level of radiation. The anchors have been on the bottom like 2-3 kilometers from the circle, so one can wonder if we will get higher values of radiation the closer we get of the circle?”

 

What caused the excessively high radiation readings is also unexplained at this time, but it is entirely possible that the site of the anomaly is radioactive or contaminated in some way, and the team are prepared for this eventuality.

Ocean Explorer team's new vessel - Ancylus

 

The Ancylus sailing toward Stockholm. Sweden

The site lies approx 60 miles off the Swedish coast in 80 metres of extremely cold water with visibility down to approx 2-3 feet.  As if this wasn’t a hostile enough environment the team now have to consider the elevated radiation findings on the anchors and that the site may be contaminated and dangerous to dive on with a risk that it could be something from wartime which contains dangerous chemicals – perhaps illegally dumped radioactive waste.  Diving on the site may be extremely hazardous and so the Ocean Explorer team are planning to sample the water and surrounding seabed for toxic chemicals or radiation before any such dive would take place.

 

So What Is It?

The suggestions offered are endless – the most popular seems to be a crashed UFO, others have suggested a long forgotten type of circular wooden boat built by the Russians, the ancient ruins of a city under the waves or even an undersea volcano.  However, there are some problems with these explanations.  The underwater ruins scenario does not explain over 1,000 feet of disturbed seafloor in what is a static ocean with no real underwater currents.  The round military style Russian ships were never present in the Baltic Sea and they were also only half the size of the anomaly. Other suggestions on the table are, an underwater volcano, an underwater Cold War nuclear base, an illegal nuclear waste dump, or an undersea alien base.

Press Interest

In 2011 when the discovery was announced, the media latched onto the story due to the anomaly’s incredible similarity to the shape of the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars. The story has featured on CNN, Fox News, RT News, The Daily Mail and countless other news channels and sites. If the team find something unusual then this will only be the beginning.

Documentary

Recently, the Ocean X team signed a partnership agreement with Titan TV productions (Sweden) to produce a 1 hour TV documentary film for an international audience. Titan is currently in negotiations with more than one international network. The production starts in April, see more at: www.balticcowboys.com.


Ship Name

The Ocean Explorer team recently acquired a new vessel ‘Ancylus’ for the trip, but suggested on their Facebook page that they would probably rename her.  The suggestions provided by people included, Prometheus, Annunaki’s Pride, The Uncoverer.  My own suggestion?  Well, in Han Solo’s honour, it has to be simply – “The Baltic Falcon”.

Fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy - The Millenium Falcon

Remote Viewing The Anomaly

Those who have carried out blind CRV (co-ordinate remote viewing) on the site of the anomaly have been very  accurate in what they perceive.  Several of the remote viewers have described the object with unbelievable accuracy and have given statements that they feel it’s “like a UFO” .  One of the skilled remote viewers eerily said: “It feels alien to me, I get the feeling of both old and new, but the new feels different to me, like newly discovered”.  Another viewer said that he thinks the part that is visible is only the top part of what lies underneath the seabed.  He described a cylinder below the object with heat radiating upwards and also said that this anomaly was only one of many that cover the seabed!

History

Swedish treasure hunters Peter Lindberg and Dennis Aasberg are veteran treasure hunters who originally set out hoping to salvage rare bottles of Champagne and Cognac which can now fetch well over ten thousand dollars per bottle. They are long time specialists at locating and salvaging the contents of these old wrecks.

 

In the 1990′s Lindberg and his team got information about a ship wreck loaded with champagne and cognac from local Swedish court archives. This led to the find of the small schooner “Jönköping” in 1997 and the incredible salvage in 1998 of an amazing 2400 bottles of Heidsick & Co MONOPOLE Gôut Américain 1907 champagne that were recovered from the wreck and raised world record prices when sold at Cristie’s auction house in London. In 2007 a mere glass of the Gout Americain had a restaurant price of $1200. Gôut Américain is said to have been the champagne of choice that was loaded in vast quantities onto the Titanic before it also tragically sank.

Expensive taste? Yours for only $1300 per glass.

 

Follow the team’s progress on the Ocean Explorer website and keep checking Truthfall.com for updates as they become available.

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Photos courtesy of Ocean Explorer Team

Truthfall would like to thank Dennis and Peter of the Ocean Explorer team for their co-operation, with special thanks to Josephine Göarander at Titan TV Productions (Sweden).

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