The mysterious object, referred to by some as “Millenium Falcon” due to its unusual shape on the radar screen, was first found by the Swedish treasure hunting company Ocean X in June 2011. To get clarity on the nature of the object, the company returned to the site with a team of divers on June 7th, 2012.
However, after completing the diving expedition, Stefan Hogeborn of Ocean X told the Swedish daily Expressen that “We went down to the object in an attempt to find answers, but we got even more questions.”
Peter Lindberg, the leader of the research team, explains that they have not found any signs indicating that the object is a space ship but also admits that they do not yet know what it actually is. The company earlier provided details about the structure to marine archeologists in Sweden but they were not able to determine the nature of the structure from the available information.
Being that the Baltic ocean has no known volcanic activity, and considering that straight angles are rarely found in natural formations, it is reasonable to consider the possibility that the object is not a natural formation.
In the press release provided by Ocean X, Peter Lindberg said that they had first thought that the structure was only stone, but that it is something else. He added further that the object “is the strangest thing” he “has ever experienced as a professional diver.”
The exact coordinates to the object have not been disclosed by Ocean X, but what is known is that it resides at the bottom of the Botnia Gulf, at approximately 80-90 meters (285-295 feet) from the surface, somewhere between Sweden and Finland.
Adjacent to the structure is something that the divers describe as “runway or a downhill path that is flattened at the seabed with the object at the end of it.”
The divers said that the structure is about 3-4 meters (10-13 feet) tall, approximately 60 meter (197 feet) in diameter, and that it has rounded sides that make it look more like “a huge mushroom”. At the top of the structure the divers found an egg-shaped opening, approximately 1.5 times 2.5 decimeter (6 inches times 10 inches) in size. Around the opening they find what they describe as small “stone circles”, stones located in a circular formations, “like small fireplaces”. Within these stones they found some that looked “like they were almost carbonized”.
Stefan Hogeborn says that “During my 20-year diving career, including 6000 dives, I have never seen anything like this. Normally stones don’t burn.” The company has provided the stones to geologists for further analysis and experts in sonar imaging are processing the data from the ships sonar in hopes to shed more light over the mysterious object.