A Swedish expedition team found an unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic sea.
Scientists went off on a deep-water dive to debunk some theories about the underwater object, but were left with more questions than they had answers.
The divers found that the object was raised about 10 to 13 feet above the seabed, and curved in at the sides.
“First we thought this was only stone, but this is something else,”Ocean X team diver Peter Lindberg said in a press release.
The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, working like an opening. On top of the object, they found strange stone circle formations, which resembled small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something that resembled “soot.”
“During my 20-year diving career, including 6000 dives, I have never seen anything like this. Normally stones don’t burn. I can’t explain what we saw, and I went down there to answer questions, but I came up with even more questions “, Stefan Hogeborn, one of the divers at Ocean X Team, said in the press release.
Farther back from the object, the Ocean X team said that they could see a “runway” or a downhill path that is flattened at the seabed with the object at the end of it.
“As laymen we can only speculate how this is made by nature, but this is the strangest thing I have ever experienced as a professional diver“, continues Peter Lindberg, one of the founder Ocean X Team.
Scientists are currently examining samples from the circle-shaped object, and experts in sonar imaging are processing data from the “ship” to help shed more light on what exactly this underwater object is.
The outline of the ship on pictures resembles the famous Star Wars ship the “Millennium Falcon.”
Lindberg said the odd thing about the discovery is that there is no silt on the rock, which is an ordinary thing to find when lying at the bottom of the sea.
He also told Fox News that the object is “disc-shaped” and “appears to have construction lines and boxes drawn on it.”
Lindberg told the news agency that the Americans and Japanese “are much more excited” about the discovery than the local Swedish people.
But according to one expert, the ‘strange’ and ‘mysterious’ object, as described by the team who found it, is nothing more than glacial rocks that have been dragged across the ocean floor.
Volker Brüchert, an associate professor of geology at Stockholm University, was handed stone samples of the object for analysis.
He said he believed he was seeing nothing more than normal rocks, and told Live Science: ‘It’s good to hear critical voices about this ‘Baltic Sea mystery.