The team that discovered what is today referred to as the Baltic Sea Anomaly in 2011, point out that after five years, no one has been able to identify the object which causes electronic equipment in its vicinity to malfunction.
Artist’s impression of the anomaly by talented German artist Hauke Vagt
It turns out that there is a mysterious sunken object located at the bottom of the ocean which ever since its discovery, has baffled both experts and marine explorers. The object which bears resemblance to the legendary spaceship from Star Wars: the Millennium Falcon, is called the ‘Baltic Sea Anomaly.’ It was found by underwater explorer research group called Ocean X Team in 2011 at a depth of 91 meters. The team led by captain Peter Lindberg and co-researcher Dennis Asberg noticed the mysterious object and what appear to be drag marks behind it using side-scan sonar equipment.
However, everything was fine until the crew which found the object reported electronic malfunctions while in the vicinity of the sunken object.
“Anything electric out there, and the satellite phone as well, stopped working when we were above the object,” Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team, said.
“And then when we got away about 200 metres, it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work.”
The mysterious ‘Sunken UFO’ is sixty-one meters wide and measures approximately 8 meters in height. The mysterious spherical shape of the object has led people around the world to speculate what it might be, ever since its discovery, theories ranging from a giant mushroom to sunken Russian ship to an alien spaceship have been proposed by millions of people around the world.
The mystery surrounding the enigmatic object at the bottom od the Baltic Sea deepened when geologist Steve Weiner said that according to his tests, the object WAS NOT a geological formation –suggesting that the structure was in fact made from “metals which nature could not reproduce itself.”
According to Volker Bruchert, an associate professor of geology at Stockholm University: “My hypothesis is that this object, this structure was formed during the Ice Age many thousands of years ago,” reports Life’s Little Mysteries.com.
Further reports indicate that Lindberg and Asberg apparently told the website Open Minds. Tv that the samples they offered for analysis were not from the object itself but from the vicinity of the object.
The most recent update regarding the anomaly was made in 2015 when Lindberg wrote for What’s Up in The Sky saying that while they had not been to the anomaly recently, they did, however, pass over it with the side-sonar and that they could not see anything new.
Lindberg said that they are planning on visiting the object again: “We will pretty much just be able to do the same things as we did in 2012. It is not for sure yet, but since we’re involved in a new TV project, it might give us the opportunity.”
Lindberg isn’t convinced that the object is actually an ET spacecraft. In response to one question about what the object might be, Lindberg responded: “I think it is something natural, however very odd in its shape. It is tough to give an explanation what it might be exactly since different scientists have different theories.
“For example; Kyle Kingman (marine geologist) is very certain it is a paleosol, Tom Flodén (marine geologist) thinks it might be a Manganese nodule of tremendous size. Andreas Olsson (marine archaeologist) was quite certain it must be man made after seen the blueview sonar film and videos. “
Artist’s impression of the anomaly by talented German artist Hauke Vagt
An archaeological site discovered in India has hundreds of inexplicably carved megalithic stones. There was once more than six hundred monoliths in the small village of Vangchhia, Mizoram. The elders remember playing among them as children, not knowing where they came from or why they were there.
For hundreds of years villagers have been breaking apart the megalithic monuments and using them to line graves.
The nine kilometer square site, now named Kawtchhuah Ropui (The Great Gateway), became protected in 2014 and an archaeological investigation is underway. Carbon dating has not yet been reported on although samples have been submitted years ago. The common explanation for the site is that the pre-Mizoan people created it. Ancestors of the people who live there today.
However there is a small problem. Iron tools have been found that were used to carve the stones. The Mizo people didn’t have iron until India became influenced by the British around 1757. So it is impossible that the Mizo people created the site. Pot shards have also been found that are not Mizo.
There are many unanswered questions. How old are these monoliths? Who carved them? How did they carve them? Where were they quarried when there are no known quarries except river beds kilometers away down steep cliffs? This begs the question how were they transported? Many of them are very large. The biggest being reported as fifteen feet tall. There has been no reference made to the geology of the stones.
This could very well be remnants of an incredibly ancient lost city. Perhaps the reason the findings of the carbon dating have not been made public is because they have been deemed “impossibly old”. That seems to happen frequently nowadays.
There is almost nothing known about this ancient site. Ancient Explorers is on the case and investigating what has been found in the two years since excavation began. We will report back to you when we know more.
Many thanks to Mapuia Hnamte who brought this site to our attention.
The mysterious ancient coral reef city of Nan Madol
Off the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia, lies the ancient city of Nan Madol, the only ancient city ever built upon a coral reef. Comprising a set of almost 100 stone and coral fill platforms atop artificial islands separated by narrow channels and enclosed by an outer seawall, Nan Madol is an engineering marvel. Yet despite the enormity of the undertaking in building the city, no records exist as to when exactly it was built, where the enormous rocks came from, how they were transported there, and for what reason it was constructed on top of a reef.
Evidence of the early human activity on the islands dates back to the first or second century BC, but it is not known exactly when the construction of the artificial islets started. Theories range from the 5th to the 11th century AD, purportedly built as a ritual and ceremonial centre for the ruling chiefs of the Saudeleur Dynasty. The Saudeleur dynasty was the first organized government uniting the people of Pohnpei island, ruling from around 1100 to around 1628 AD. However, this era was preceded by the Mwehin Kawa (“period of building”) and Mwehin Aramas (“period of peopling”).
The name Nan Madol means “spaces between” and refers to the canals that criss-cross the ruins. However, its traditional name was Soun Nan-leng (Reef of Heaven), according to Gene Ashby in his book Pohnpei, An Island Argosy.
The total area of the enclosure is 75 hectares. The foundations of the islets were constructed of huge basalt boulders, on which walled enclosures were built using columnar basalt in a header and stretcher pattern in-filled with coral rubble. Walls were as high as 15 metres and up to 5 metres thick. The average weight of each stone is 5 tons, with some weighing as much as 50 tons and it has been estimated that the total weight of the columnar basalt that makes up the city’s construction is up to 750,000 metric tons.
The walls of Nan Madol. Photo Credit: Gunther Deichmann
Probable quarry sites around the island have been identified, but the exact origin of the stones used in the construction of Nan Madol is yet to be determined. No quarries exist in the immediate vicinity meaning that the stones must have been transported to their current location. What is even more incredible is that the builders managed to accomplish the task without pulleys, levers or metal to aid in the process.
Most Pohnpeians still believe the legend that Nan Madol began with the arrival of twin sorcerers Olisihpa and Olosohpa from the mythical Western Katau. The twins were said to be much taller than native Pohnpeians. The brothers sought a place to build an altar so that they could worship Nahnisohn Sahpw, the god of agriculture. The two sorcerers successfully built an altar at Nan Madol, where they performed rituals to levitate the huge stones with the aid of a flying dragon.
When Olisihpa died of old age, Olosohpa became the first Saudeleur. Historians and archaeologists have suggested that they huge rocks may have been floated via raft to the islets, however, the exact means of engineering with which the massive stones were moved from their distant quarries, over land and water, and erected on the reef complexes is still unknown.
According to UNESCO, Nan Madol represents a “globally significant masterpiece of creative genius” because it exhibits the most perfectly preserved habitation, leadership and ceremonial plan of an architectural ensemble of the Pacific region.
The Tyrannical Saudeleur Dynasty
Nan Madol housed the ruling elite caste of Saudeleur dynasty and was used as a political and ceremonial seat of power. As a means of control of their subjects, Saudeleur rulers forced local chieftains to leave their home villages and move to the city where their activities could be more closely observed.
The islets to the northeast, particularly Nan Douwas, were used for rituals and ceremonies, while over time all the seawall islets (nearly 60) functioned as burial places. Other islets were administrative and residential, and some served special purpose, such as food preparation, coconut oil production or canoe construction.
Plan of Nan Madol. Made by Holger Beher (Wikipedia Commons)
Rule was maintained by one man, the Saudeleur, at Nan Madol. The land, its contents, and its inhabitants were owned by the Saudeleur ruler, who leased the land to landlord classes overseeing commoners harvesting the land. The commoners were required to present the ruler with frequent tributes of fruit and fish. The logistical difficulties of the site, which involved having no fresh water and no place capable of growing crops, were not a problem for the Saudeleur because the people of the islands brought everything that was needed.
The Saudeleur dynasty ruled the islands for more than a millennium, yet there is nothing left of them but legend and the crumbling black basalt ruins. No art, no carvings, no writing. The only knowledge that remains is that which has been passed down through oral history by the Pohnpeians, who describe the Saudeleurs as deeply religious, tyrannial and cruel, and the remains of their civilization are often viewed with fear and superstition by modern-day Pohnpeians.
According to local lore, the ultimate downfall of the Saudeleurs was their increasingly oppressive rule and centralised social system. The dynasty was toppled in 1628 by the semi-mythical warrior Isokelekel, who came from the island of Kosrae 530 km to the east, creating the modern Nahnmwarki system of tribal chiefdom that has existed in one form or another to this day in the island’s five municipalities. There is great variation among sources for the exact events before, during and after the invasion of Nan Madol by Isokelekel; at least 13 different accounts of the war have been published and told by the the Pohnpeians.
In most versions of the legend, the Saudeleur ruler had become oppressive and its lords had offended the Thunder God revered by the Pohnpeians. The Thunder God left Pohnpei for Kosrae, where he impregnated a human by feeding her a lime. This union produced the semi-divine Isokelekel, who in the womb knew his destiny of vengeance. There are many accounts of Isokelekel’s battle with the Saudeleur ruler.
In one version, Isokelekel’s warriors are aided by hidden weapons that suddenly appeared. The tide of war reversed several times, but ended against the Saudeleur, who retreated with his army into the main island of Pohnpei. Legend recounts that the battle ended with the Saudeleur lord retreating uphill to a stream, where he transformed into a fish and remains today. Isokelekel took the title of Nahnmwarki and assumed the seat of power in Nan Madol as had the Saudeleur Dynasty before him.
When the period of the Nahnmwarkis began, the new rulers at first resided at Nan Madol but they could not depend on anyone regularly supplying them with food and water and eventually they moved back to their own districts, abandoning Nan Madol forever.
By any measure, the city of Nan Madol is impressive. The work required to build it was on such an enormous scale, yet the current inhabitants of Pohnpei live in humble grass huts. What accounts for this huge contrast? More importantly, how was the city built in the first place? The fact that there are no existing records on Nan Madol means that we may never know the secrets buried within the walls of this unique coral reef city.
Featured image: The ancient Nan Madol Ruins. Photo Credit: Gunther Deichmann. By April Holloway. This article first appeared on Ancient-Origins.net
*This article first appeared on eden-saga.com and is written by Xavier Séguin.
Among the unsolved archaeological mysteries, the pre-Columbian huge heads singularly alter our vision of the distant past of America and Africa.
At the beginning of last century, several giant stone heads depicting warriors Negroid type were discovered in the jungles and chaparral of Mexico. What are they doing there, in the ancient Olmec territory, deep in the heart of the pre-Colombian Mesoamerica? One wonders why and how Black Africans came to America at such a distant time? Archaeologists as historians are struck dumb on the subject. That would make them too many pages to rewrite in the old school textbooks.
Better to stick to the old version: Blacks have nothing to do with it. These statues are not Negroid, they argue. And yet …
In Santiago Tuxtla, old colonial town in Mexico, a small shaded park is the home of a very strange sculpture. This is a huge head of warrior, 10 feet high, known by the name of Head of Cobata. This sculpture, more than 2,000 years old, is clearly a man with negroid features. Not far from there, in Tres Zapotes, was discovered another giant head of African man. He also wears a helmet with chinstraps, like the first one. All features express a great nobility. One hundred years ago, excavations allowed to unearth seventeen of them, all of the same type. But the head of Cobata is the largest one.
Taradiddles and nonsense according to historians, for which there was at this time no black Africans in the Americas. If they have learned it, so it is true. So do they work… For the official history, the first blacks arrived 25 centuries later, with the slave trade. While Historians loudly claim that slaves were the first blacks in America, the sculpted heads suggest they were not.
Why couldn’t have black Africans successfully crossed the Atlantic in those remote times? Because Blacks were savages before the colonial invasion of Whites? This primary racism seems quite old fashioned and is becoming quite unbearable. Thus we must find a better hypothesis. Second guess : because the boats did not exist, say with one voice archaeologists and historians. Yet Plato thinks otherwise. He said the Atlanteans had long vessels to 10,000 BCE.
The absence of evidence cannot be the evidence of absence. For example, we have always believed that the Pre-Columbians did not know the wheel. Yet the Olmec potters made toys with wheels. In the meantime, how to explain the presence of blacks in Meso-America?
This pot evoking a modern teapot is part of the Olmec objects found at La Venta. This is an elephant without discussion. If the Olmecs knew this African animal, doesn’t it mean they knew Africa? It is true that according to Plato, the island of Atlantis housed elephants.
Are the Olmecs from this wonderful island, did they leave, under duress, when the ocean swallowed it up? It is very likely, if they had boats to make the trip.
Another hypothesis: the Olmecs, courageous sailors, often went to Africa. Same objection: with what boats? The first known boats are much more recent. So what? Be patient, we will find really ancient remains sooner or later.
That could revive the hypothesis of an ancient black civilization in Africa. At the end of the Bronze Age, Egypt was ruled by a black dynasty, the Nubian pharaohs. It happens that the early Egyptians were great offshore sailors. One can imagine that even earlier, Africans were able to cross the Atlantic, as Quetzalcoatl, Viracocha, the Vikings, or St Brendan, the Templars or Christopher Colombus, who did not discover America in 1489. Because, as Plato told us, it has always been known.