Published on Jun 20, 2012
Ocean X team returns from their first expedition investigating the mysterious object they discovered in the Baltic Sea.
The expedition was supposed to provide answers, but instead yielded yet more questions.
It has also broadened the minds of those involved!
[Peter Lindberg, Treasure Hunter]:
"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. 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."
The team were completely dwarfed by the mysterious object, which is about 60 meters in diameter and lying almost 80 meters down on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
There are visible formations on top of the object, which are set at a 90 degree angle and look like passageways or walls, as well as something that looks like it could be a staircase.
The divers also found a hole about 25 centimeters in diameter, though it is not yet known where it leads.
In addition, they found circular forms of small rocks that appear to have been placed like a pearl necklace.
Geologists who follow their work haven´t been able to explain what it is yet.
Alongside the mystery, there were also many difficulties.
The most serious was the temperature of the water.
[Stefan Hogeborn, Professional Diver]:
"We looked at our dive computer, the deep sea diver computer, and it said minus one degree that's pretty cold for a diver it should really be impossible to have that cold water it actually turns into ice at zero degrees but that could be explained by the movement of the water."
Also, some strange phenomenon occurred...
A main objective of the dive was to film the object, and yet the camera stopped working when they approached the object.
[Stefan Hogerborn, Professional Diver]:
"Why isn't anything working, anything electric out there and the satellite phone as well stopped working when we were above the object 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 so that's kind of strange as well."
Mr Hogerborn says he has never experienced anything like this during his 20 years as a professional diver.
Dennis Åsberg of the Ocean X team is one hundred percent sure after the first expedition that they have found something quite unusual.
[Dennis Åsberg, Treasure Hunter]:
"I am one hundred percent convinced and confident that we have found something that is very, very, very unique. 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, yes, or if it's a UFO, well honestly it has to be something."
Lab results will be forthcoming, and a second expedition is already planned to depart in two weeks.
Ocean X team hope that a geology specialist will join the next expedition.
Cecilia Svensson, NTD News, Stockholm, Sweden
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