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Shipwreck in Baltic Sea? A UFO?

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Jan31-12, 09:24 AM
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Perhaps a USO - Unidentified Sunken Object. It will be interesting to find out what it is.

A group of treasure hunters based in Stockholm, using sonar, has found a strange disc-shaped object on the floor of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland. From above, it looks a bit like the Millennium Falcon of "Star Wars" fame. It's large -- 197 feet in diameter -- and it's in about 275 feet of water. Leading to (or from) it is a churned-up track on the sea floor of about 1,600 feet.
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Aliens!!!

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Shipwreck in Baltic Sea? A UFO?

That's obviously Pac Man!

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What's the deal with this guy? I see him as a meme all over the internet.
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What's the deal with this guy? I see him as a meme all over the internet.
He stars on a History Channel woo-woo show about ancient aliens. Humans couldn't have built the pyramids, humans couldn't have erected the stones at Stonehenge, etc, etc. I'm not saying that it was aliens, but it was Aliens!!!!
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"Side scan sonar does not always reflect what's on the seafloor. Varying temperature and wave conditions can result in anomalies on the images."
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#...re-hunters.cnn

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"Side scan sonar does not always reflect what's on the seafloor. Varying temperature and wave conditions can result in anomalies on the images."
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#...re-hunters.cnn

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So everyone is excited to see what this turns out to be. Great link.
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What would the diameter of a submarine (pick a big one) be if you took a cross section through it? Or the stern of an old ship? It could be something up-ended. Might even be cooler if it's something natural.
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What would the diameter of a submarine (pick a big one) be if you took a cross section through it?
Not even close. Typhoon class sub has a beam of 75ft. Between 2 and 3 times too small.

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Or the stern of an old ship? It could be something up-ended. Might even be cooler if it's something natural.
I was thinkin' a bulkhead. But round? 200 feet?

A Nimitz class nuclear carrier is only 134 ft beam at the waterline.

This thing is huge.

My thought was a piece of continental shelf that broke off and slid downslope. Except there's no continental shelf in the Baltic Sea.
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Jan31-12, 10:37 PM
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Hey.

You know what is that big and is found in the Baltic Sea?

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Offshore Drilling Platforms.

Here's one, randomly picked, that's 200ft in diameter...

I know. I'm a fun-wrecker.
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Hey.

You know what is that big and is found in the Baltic Sea?

Spoiler
Offshore Drilling Platforms.

Here's one, randomly picked, that's 200ft in diameter...

I know. I'm a fun-wrecker.



although, I myself just couldn't see that can turn out to be anything exciting
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Hey.

You know what is that big and is found in the Baltic Sea?

Spoiler
Offshore Drilling Platforms.

Here's one, randomly picked, that's 200ft in diameter...

I know. I'm a fun-wrecker.
They do have one oil rig on the Russian side. I checked and there is no record of an oil rig disaster. I guess the platform could have sunk while being transported from Sweden? Would they transport just the platform disk by towing? The object is between Sweden and Finland.
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I wonder if it's something as boring as the top of a volcanic plug. I don't know about the Baltic but there are plenty of them around Scotland - any size you like, from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall up to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsa_Craig
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Quote Quote by AlephZero View Post
I wonder if it's something as boring as the top of a volcanic plug. I don't know about the Baltic but there are plenty of them around Scotland - any size you like, from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall up to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsa_Craig
Ah good one! Hadn't thought of that.
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Quote Quote by AlephZero View Post
I wonder if it's something as boring as the top of a volcanic plug. I don't know about the Baltic but there are plenty of them around Scotland - any size you like, from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall up to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsa_Craig
It does look like a rock formation. I would bet that the "churned-up track" is just sediment being washed around it by the current.
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It does look like a rock formation. I would bet that the "churned-up track" is just sediment being washed around it by the current.
Maybe but it would have to be an awfully strong current down there at 275ft to make such a clear track. As a diver, I know that without constant work, any non-rigid formations very quickly get smoothed out and disappear.
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Is the "track" really churned up, or just a different density or depth?


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