In 2011, the Swedish team Ocean X, specializing in the search for sunken treasures, discovered a strange object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Behind it were two furrows that resembled a runway.
Using the geolocation method, the Swedes recreated an image of the object, which lay at a depth of 87 meters. He had unusual traits for a natural education. From which it was concluded that this could be a man-made object. The object was round in shape with a diameter of 18 meters.
The yellow media actively circulated this story, suggesting that the object was a sunken UFO.
On the Internet, he was nicknamed the "Millennium Falcon" from "Star Wars", which was ruled by Han Solo.
Others have hinted that the object may be the very legendary "Nazi flying saucer." The effect was enhanced by the fact that furrows 300 meters long were found near the object. Immediately a hypothesis arose about the emergency landing of the ship.
Of course, the tabloid press tends to exaggerate the facts. But you need a texture that can be exaggerated. You can't make a sensation out of the blue. And this photo really looks strange, so scientists became interested in it and made attempts to explain
Most scientists were skeptical. The locator was cheap and imprecise, they said. In addition, it is incorrectly connected and calibrated. Therefore, the image should not be trusted. But there were also those who showed serious attention to the find.
In nature, there are objects of ideal shape.
Oceanologist Peter Lindbergh said that in 18 years of his scientific career, he had never seen anything like it.
“Most likely, this is a natural geological formation. But, you see, the find looks strange, since it is completely round. Although nature has created stranger things than this. " Swedish archaeologist Goran Ekberg
The scientist is right. Here, take a look, for example, at this object, which NASA dubbed the iceberg of the perfectionist:
1.6 kilometers across, the visible part accounts for only 10% of the mass. Such a perfect iceberg breaks off like a nail that grows too long and cracks in a perfect straight line.
Scientists equipped an expedition to the mysterious object and new photographs were taken.
And most importantly, samples were taken from the surface of the Baltic anomaly. Most of the samples turned out to be basalt. But some of the elements were of extraterrestrial origin.
"The anomaly of the Baltic Sea contains metals that nature cannot reproduce" (c) Discovery Channel
Geologists from Stockholm University studied the find. It turned out that the object still has a geological origin. There was a giant glacier in this place. Then it melted - and this is how the sea was formed. Basalt was brought here by this glacier.
And the bizarre shape of the object appeared from the fragments of rocks that went along with the glacier. Here they settled, forming a bizarre object after the glacier melted. And the extraterrestrial origin of some of the samples can be easily explained by meteorite origin. Now, if the whole trial were like this, it would put the hypothesis of the natural origin of the object into a big question.
The furrows turned out to be a trace from the descended glacier.
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