July 12, 2012 - Divers exploring a 'UFO-shaped' object in the Baltic sea say that the strange, curved object may possibly be a Nazi device lost beneath the waves since the end of the Second Planet War.
Sonar scans have shown that the device, raised 10ft above the seabed and measuring 200ft by 25ft, could be the base of an anti-submarine weapon.
The weapon was built with wire mesh which could have baffled submarine radar, leading enemy craft to crash - a lot in the exact same way as turning out a lighthouse could be utilized as a weapon against shipping.
But now former Swedish naval officer and WWII expert Anders Autellus has revealed that the structure - measuring 200ft by 25ft - could be the base of a device developed to block British and Russian submarine movements in the area.
The large steel-and-concrete structure could be one of the most essential historical finds in years.
Autellus claims it would have been built of double-skinned concrete and reinforced with wire mesh to baffle radar - which could clarify why the dive team's equipment repeatedly failed near the mystery object.
‘The location was important to the German war machine simply because most of the ball bearings for its tanks and trucks came from right here. Without having them the German army would have ground to a halt,’ explained one professional.
‘This device dwarfs anything ever located ahead of and is an essential weapons discovery,’ they added.
Explorer Stefan Hogeborn - who is studying the images for the Ocean
X diving team
- agreed: ‘It is a good candidate for the answer to this mystery. The object lies directly underneath a shipping route.’
‘It would be of enormous weight in steel and concrete. Other Nazi anti-sub anchoring devices had been nowhere near as huge,’ he added.
Whilst the Ocean Explorer team is understandably excited about their potentially earth-shattering find, other individuals are slightly far more sceptical and are questioning the accuracy of the sonar technologies.