Mysteriously, at 1 min 53 seconds into the video, Stefan Hogeborn, a professional diver with the Ocean X team, states that when they approached the “UFO-shaped” object on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they were not able to receive any video footage as the underwater camera and satellite electronics quit working.
Members of the Ocean X team exploring the alleged “UFO-shaped” object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea say that their equipment stops working when they approach within 200 meters of the mysterious object.
According to professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, a member of the Ocean X team exploring the object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the team’s cameras and satellite phone stop working when directly above the object but start working again after they have sailed away. Daily Mail reports Hogerborn is quoted as saying: “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.”
NTDTV reports diver and treasure hunter Peter Lindberg, said: “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.”
According to NTDTV, the shipboard dive computer allegedly first recorded the temperature at the level of the “UFO” at minus one degree, which was not possible as the water was not frozen. AllVoices reports that Dennis Asberg, a member of the team, said: “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 – or if it is a UFO… Well honestly it has to be something.”
The object was found in May last year but it was not possible to put together a team to investigate because of lack of funding and timing. Following announcement of the find, speculations have flourished about what the object could be, from a “plug to the inner world,” to the “Millennium Falcon ship” from Star Wars, Lindberg says. But skeptics have been questioning the accuracy of the sonar equipment, pointing out that sonar technology sometimes confuses rock formations with foreign objects. Many also believe that there is a distinct possibility that the object is an old shipwreck.
According to Daily Mail, an estimated 100,000 objects are believed to line the Baltic Sea’s floor. Other critics are saying that the divers may be deliberately playing to “deepen the mystery.” Such critics point to the report that Lindberg is hoping to take wealthy tourists down to see the object.
Digital Journal reports that the Swedish expedition described it as “Covered in soot, with little ‘fireplace’-like structures and lying at the end of a 300-meter ‘runway.’” According to The Huffington Post, the Ocean X team, in a news release on Friday, said at first they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but further observations revealed that the object “appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and edges.”