World-renowned diving company Ocean Explorer recently made one of the strangest underwater discoveries in recent decades. On June 19, 2011 the Swedish-based diving company was wrapping up their ninth and final day of a typical sonar “hunt” in the Gulf Of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland when their scanning equipment revealed a highly atypical image of something completely inexplicable resting on the sea floor beneath them.
Ocean Explorer has been conducting various diving excursions in Northern Europe for more than 20 years, and their main focus has been the search for hidden treasures such as antique high-end alcoholic beverages and historic artifacts, including their now infamous 1997 discovery of a vast quantity of impossibly rare champagne from the Jönköping wreck. The company is run by Peter Lindberg and Dennis Aasberg who have been in the maritime industry since 1995, but not even this amount of experience could have prepared them for their most recent discovery. Tired and burnt-out from their exhausting 9-day trip, the team was on their way home when they decided to take one more pass with the sonar device. The remarkable image that was quickly revealed to them was not only enormorous — it was perfectly round. The perfect disc has an astonishing diameter of 197-feet / 60m (roughly the same as a 20-story building, and 50-feet more than the copper portion of the Statue Of Liberty). But the details grow even more bizarre. The images revealed a second smaller disc nearby, and parallel scratches in the disc’s surface. Both discs show a rigid drag mark behind them measuring 1,312-feet / 400m in length that has been gouged into the ocean floor.
“You have the opportunity of seeing a lot of strange things in this job, but I’ve been doing this job for 18 years as a professional and I have never seen something like this. The shape is perfectly round,” said Lindberg. CNN recently profiled the fascinating story and you can watch it in the link below. The object has unleashed a fury of UFO speculation, as well as the possibility it could be the site of another Stonehenge.