London: Divers exploring a ‘UFO-shaped’ object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea have claimed that their electrical equipments stop working when they approach within 200m.
Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, who is part of the Ocean X team which is exploring the anomaly, said some of the team’s cameras and the team’s satellite phone would refuse to work when directly above the object, and would only work once they had sailed away.
“Anything electric out there - and the satellite phone as well - stopped working when we were above the object,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“And then we got away about 200 meters and it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work,” he said.
The other divers also admitted experiencing unimaginable things.
“We have experienced things that I really couldn’t imagine and I have been the team`s biggest skeptic regarding these different kind of theories,” diver Peter Lindberg said.
“I was kind of prepared just to find a stone or cliff or outcrop or pile of mud but it was nothing like that, so for me it has been a missing experience I must say,” he said.
“I am one hundred percent convinced and confident that we have found something that is very, very, very unique,” member Dennis Asberg said.
“Then if it is a meteorite or an asteroid, or a volcano, or a base from, say, a U-boat from the Cold War which has manufactured and placed there - or if it is a UFO...
“Well honestly it has to be something,” he said.
The Ocean X team did get some pictures, such as these soot-covered rocks that encircled an egg-shaped hole which went into the object at its centre, and have no idea what any of it means
The sonar picture of the unidentified object resembles the famed ‘Star Wars’ ship the Millennium Falcon.
The object was first found in May last year, but because of a lack of funding and bad timing, they were not able to pull a team together to see for themselves - just the strange, metallic outline, and a similar disk-shaped object about 200 metres away.
During their visit, the team saw a 985-foot trail that they described “as a runway or a downhill path that is flattened at the seabed with the object at the end of it”.
While the Ocean Explorer team is understandably excited about their potentially earth-shattering find, others are slightly more skeptical and are questioning the accuracy of the sonar technology.
In the past, such technology has confused foreign objects with unusual- but natural - rock formations.
Part of the trouble they face; however, is that they have no way of telling what is inside the supposed cylinder- whether it is filled with gold and riches or simply aged sediment particles.