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The continuing saga of the Baltic Sea UFO

That strange object most commonly referred to as the Baltic Sea UFO is making headlines again.

The object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea was detected on sonar in June 2011 by Ocean X Team. Based on these initial sonar images, the media and members of Ocean X Team fueled speculation that the object could be a crashed UFO resting on the sea floor. The treasure-hunting outfit set out on an expedition in June 2012 in hopes of identifying the object. According to some sources, an identification has been made. But others, including Ocean X Team believe the object’s identity is still a mystery.

Artist’s impression of the mysterious Baltic Sea object. (Credit: Hauke Vagt – http://vaghauk.deviantart.com/)

The website Life’s Little Mysteries published a story by Natalie Wolchover on August 30 titled “‘Mysterious’ Baltic Sea Object Is a Glacial Deposit.” Wolchover points out claims by Ocean X Team that an expert has been unable to explain the mysterious object. After contacting that same witness, Wolchover alleges that neither this expert, “nor any of the other experts contacted about the Baltic Sea object, think there is anything mysterious about it.” She goes on to state, “The expert analysis suggests this is just a glacial deposit that the Ocean X Team ‘discovered’ in a low-resolution sonar scan.”

But Ocean X Team co-founders Dennis Aasberg and Peter Lindberg claim that the only samples provided for analysis so far were collected in the vicinity. Samples have yet to be taken from the unidentified object itself. In their minds, the object’s identification is still a mystery.

This most recent article by Wolchover was republished by Fox News with the title, “Deep-sea Baltic UFO hunt turns up mere rocks.” If you’re detecting a bit of skepticism from Wolchover, you’re not alone.

The website Truthfall.com points out that Life’s Little Mysteries published an article in June 2012, also by Wolchover, titled, “Is the Baltic Sea ‘Sunken UFO’ an Elaborate Scam?” in an attempt “to debunk any explanation which did not fit with the standard historical model.” Truthfall goes on to state that, although the object may turn out to be a glacial deposit, “no expert to date is on record stating this as fact. It is merely a hypothesis based on rock samples of rocks found near the object (not of the actual object itself) yet LifesLittleMysteries.com makes the proclamation as though it were undisputed fact.”

The team suggests that straight edges on the object, revealed by newly released multi-beam sonar images, support the notion that this submerged mystery is something manufactured.

Another Ocean X Team expedition is scheduled to leave Sweden on September 8, following the disappointing outing in June that resulted in multiple equipment failures.

And if you just can’t get enough of the Baltic Sea UFO, you’re in luck. A documentary is reportedly being made about Ocean X Team’s discovery of the strange object and their subsequent expeditions.

About Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.


  1. Thank-you for including my article here Jason and providing a much needed balance of opinion. I feel that the plethora of TechMediaNetwork feeder sites have been responsible for creating a wave of misconception that there is nothing to this story and it is just a pile of rocks. Anyone with even a modicum of intelligence will look at the images on my article and see instantly that there is some very compelling evidence for some sort of intelligent design in aspects of the object.

    Craig Brown (Editor)

  2. My pleasure. It is unfortunate to see news reported with such strong bias. It always surprises me when people form such strong opinions based on selective information, and have no interest in considering further evidence.

  3. The truth is that this mysterious object is a replica of an actual alien space ship. The aliens have created this replica in order to draw attention to their presence here. They can not come out openly and declare their existence because that violates their own code of conduct and agreements with the US government. Hence the aliens are showing themselves in this oblique way (they also create crop circles for similar reasons). The US military has chosen to coverup the existence of aliens and their space ships for their own narrow vested interests. See ufocoverup.org for more info

  4. Thanks for the continuous coverage of the Baltic Sea Object! I’ve been checking everyday for news and have been fascinated since it’s discovery. This is one of those very rare objects that the world doesn’t run across everyday and I have a feeling even after the next voyage out there will still be lots of questions and debate about what is really down there. I’m just very happy to see it hasn’t been put aside and forgotten about and hope more people will help support the research team. Very interesting discovery that I feel many are waiting patiently for new info and hoping for a truly amazing find! Keep up the good work 🙂

  5. This could well be a ship from another planet, or a relic from a thousands or millions years old (and more advanced than us) civilization. The sad truth is it won’t impact Earth because people are blind to anything other than their little lives. Evidence of bigger stuff than us (alien, really) is scattered around the world (pyramids, hello?) but the status quo will always be in effect for Earth.

  6. Don’t know what it is… But I do know I’m tired of Peole declaring they do before an in depth analysis is complete.
    “It can be said that nothing can be concluded until everything has been considered.
     Taking that into account, one could easily assume that only until an event has passed will we know the true nature of the circumstances around it. And even then, we can only understand it if we witness all that was to be observed.”. Me…

  7. Let’s see…

    It’s made of stone.
    It’s got obvious signs of having been shaped.
    Uhh… am I the only one thinking “statue” here?

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