Baltic Anomaly: Far Stranger Than Any UFO Discovery

by / Wednesday, 26 March 2014 / Published in Abilities, Absolute Data

Baltic Anomaly: Far Stranger Than Any UFO Discovery

Originally published on Truthfall , a Special Report by Craig Brown

This is turning into one of the most amazing and perplexing discoveries in history. If you thought all of the questions surrounding the Baltic anomaly would be answered by the return trip, then you’d be wrong.  The OceanX team have discovered right angles, walls with absolutely smooth surfaces and cavities-like corridors inside the object as well as something resembling a staircase – the weird just got weirder.


3D Sonar reveals perfectly straight lines and angles embedded into the round structure.

“When we went out and saw the walls which were straight and smooth, it was frightening, as in a science-fiction film” – Dennis Åsberg – Ocean Explorer Co-Founder

From the different reports and interviews given we have amassed the following details of the anomaly.

    • Completely circular plate-like exterior.

    • 180 metres in circumference.

    • Object is 200ft accross mushroom shaped comprising a thick pillar rising 8 metres out of the seabed with a 4 metre thick dome on top (like a mushroom shape) – rising a total of 12 metres (approx 40 feet) high above the surrounding seabed.

    • Cavities-like corridors inside the object.

    • Straight and smooth walls  in certain areas with many right angles.

    • There are visible formations on top of the object, which are set at a 90 degree angle and look like passageways or walls, as well as something that looks like it could be a staircase.

    • Stone circles, like “fireplaces”, of hard black “almost petrified” burnt looking stone each a few inches in diameter, like 4 or 5 pearls in a necklace in various arrangements on top of the dome.

    • Spherical object nicknamed “The Meringue” (pictured below) is 4 metres wide and sits on top of the object.
    • Twenty-five centimetre hole on top of the object, it’s not known yet where it leads or what if anything is inside.

    • Long runway or “skid marks” leading to object point north.

The latest revelations of right angles, walls with absolutely smooth surfaces and cavities-like corridors inside the object are if possible, far stranger than any UFO could ever hope to be. In fact a UFO find would now seem positively mundane.


Very poor visibility down to only several feet in the Baltic because of all the sediment.

Now it seems that as more and more information is revealed, the mystery surrounding the object grows.  The good news for everyone who is intrigued by this story is that a THIRD expedition by the team will set off in approximately two weeks – the OceanX team will be hoping to rule out some of the possible explanations and collect even more data to shed light on this most perplexing mystery.


“A new expedition will take place in approx three weeks.” – Peter Lindberg, co-founder OceanX Team (approx 2 weeks now at time of publishing)


Artist Hauke Vagt’s revised and updated image of what the anomaly looks like in it’s entirety


The original side-scan sonar image


The sidescan sonar shows the main anomlay (left) and the second anomaly which has yet to be explored.

Right angles, smooth surfaces and cavitiy-like corridors inside the object


In a recent Swedish radio interview, Aasberg described some amazing features which seem to indicate that the object is man made, or perhaps a natural formation that has been altered or engineered.  In various radio and TV interviews the team have described the surfaces of the dome to be similar to concrete both in texture and appearance.  The massive pillar on which the dome rests may be made of a different material indicating that the entire anomaly may not be one complete piece but rather two separate objects with the dome resting on top of the main pillar, and if so, who or what placed the dome on top?  Also, when we say pillar – this is a pillar that is approx 180-190 feet thick.


“We arrived there twice, and the question mark has become so much bigger now, “says Dennis Åsberg.The area is a completely circular plate with 180 metres in circumference, and therefore believed that it was the first traces of a meteor.”


“But there are 1,500-metre track in bed until the subject matter-and they have also discovered right angles, walls with absolutely smooth surfaces and cavities-like corridors inside the object.– When we went out and saw the walls which were straight and smooth, it was frightening, as in a science-fiction film, “says Dennis Åsberg on Ocean x-team as soon exploring the unknown object again.


Circular formations of rocks – placement and arrangement in circle seems deliberate

Stone Circles or “Fireplaces”


During the dive, the team swam slowly over the top of the object looking down where they encountered the first of many strange sights. Stone circles, like “fireplaces”, of hard black “almost petrified” burnt looking stone each a few inches in diameter, like 4 or 5 pearls in a necklace in various arrangements on top of the dome some 12 metres high off the seabed. The stones appear to be arranged in definite circular shapes, so there is no possibility of this being done through any natural process of weathering or even glaciation.


Stefan Hogeborn, 47, is a veteran of 6000 dives spanning his 20 year career and is one of the expert divers who was completely mesmerized by what he saw. “Normally stones don’t burn,” Hogeborn said. “I can’t explain what we saw, and I went down there to answer questions, but I came up with even more questions,” he added.

The Hole

Also visible and shown in some of the released video footage is a strange hole  (pictured below) in the top of the object.  The hole is described to be approx 25 cm in diameter.  Where it leads to or exactly what it’s purpose is is yet unknown.  It is thought that this feature will be investigated further when the team return to the site again in 2 weeks time.


The strange and unexplained hole in the top of the anomaly


What is the strange hole and where does it lead?

The Trail or Path Leading To The Object


In the initial sonar imagery there appeared to be what looked 1000+ metres of what looked like like skid marks or a disturbed seafloor area leading to the object.  According to the dive team what it now looks like to them is what can only be described as a “runway” or “downhill path” that is flattened at the seabed with the object at the end of it. Co-Founder Peter Lindberg describes this feature of the site as a ridge raising slowly up from the bottom to a height of approx 8 meters above the surrounding bottom. He  also believes that this ridge is made of softer material than the pillar and the dome.


The second anomaly


Some 200 metres away lies the second strange anomaly which is amazingly yet to be explored!  The initial sidescan sonar images show something described by the team as shaped like a “gothic church window”.  Similar to the main anomaly this object also has an area leading up to it of disturbed seafloor or what could be a ridge.  The divers were so amazed by the main anomaly that they simply didn’t have time to dive on the second one.  The return trip in two weeks time should present an opportunity for this to finally be explored.


There is the real possibility that the second anomaly may help give clues to the origin and nature of the main object.

The Remote Viewers Were Correct


Several weeks before the second expedition several set off, several remote viewers described the anomaly in “blind” sessions where all they were given was a target reference number.  The preliminary findings of the OceanX expedition have confirmed some remarkable similarities and details which were amazingly predicted by the remote viewers.


One of the remote viewers described the anomaly as the same feeling as “very large” , “light grey”, “looks like cement colour”, “like a dam – but it’s not a dam, but it reminds me of a dam, just that it’s so big, massive and huge, going down whenever you stood and you look down on it, on a dam and I can see how it just moves down away from me”.

Another viewer described it as round, semi-buried, thick, from above to below ground, AOL “like a weapons bunker or missile silo tube, something like that, way thicker than it ought to be or you would expect,”

“It just so straight up and down inside ,the Millennium Falcon from the Empire Strikes Back”.

(Editor’s Note: An AOL is what Remote Viewers refer to when an image of the target comes into their mind)

Lindberg too was impressed with the quality of the data predicted by the remote viewers – “Regarding the “remote viewing”: Yes, the last guy gives quite a spooky resembling explanation. Maybe he’s right if we find any more holes” – he said.

“3D Multibeam sonar data take a while to process. It will not be until end of next week we will be able to see the first 3D images from the area. I have seen the raw data though and if what I have seen will be confirmed by the finished result we will get some quite amazing facts to think about.”

“More pictures will come, no more diver taken pictures though, not before until next expedition.  The production company is right now working with the ROV films and still pictures from them will be released. Before the expedition” – “It is up to the production company, who makes the documentary, which pictures will be released.”


The Meringue

Initially when the first images were released by Swedish media the image below caused a lot of confusion for many people, with many thinking the image showed the complete anomaly.

However, after the confusion cleared it became obvious that the image below was of something now nicknamed “The Meringue”.  The meringue as it is now known is a circular 4 meter wide feature that actually sits on top of the main 200 foot wide mushroom-like dome. What looks like the seabed towards the bottom of the feature is in fact the TOP of the mushroom dome.  The seabed is another 40 feet further down!


“The Meringue” – Approximately 4 metres wide is only one of many strange features sitting on TOP of the dome of the formation.

Resolution of the object


Lindberg was asked, “What kind of resolution/accuracy can be expect of the ROV? (Remotely Operated Vehicle),  he  said – “Bad resolution, we have been sponsored by Ocean Modules with an “older” model of the V8 Sii ROV. It should not be able to send both video and the “real time sonar” images at the same time through a 450 meter cable (which we had) but it worked, though on the expense of the quality of the video. On the next expedition they will provide us with a newer model and then we will probably get much better quality on the video.”


He continued – “They do not know about all we have seen with the ROV. It take some time to tape everything over to a format with which they can use, and people have their working hours. I think though that they must be like 10 persons working with this now.”


Rock samples


In a recent Facebook Q&A the loose stones that make up the “fireplaces” sitting on top of the dome were discussed with co-founder Peter Lindberg – “So have any scientists results been brought back from the samples yet Peter?” – “We have recovered two loose stones laying on the circle. They are doing lab tests on the stones right now. But I think we will find that they are made of quite common minerals. I believe that since there is loose stones laying on the circle the circle must be from pre-ice age. The ice has dropped the stones when it melted away.”


“I do not know but if I must bet my money on something I would go for the possibility that the circle is of pre-ice age – age.”


Unexplained Equipment Failure


A curious phenomena that has been experienced by the dive team is one of constant electrical equipment failure when they are in close proximity to the anomaly and could be related to a magnetic disturbance in the area.
“Why isn’t anything working, 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 so that’s kind of strange as well.” – Stefan Hogeborn


“The divers said that a “blackish” powder had been attracted to the camera,  I did not see it myself though.  Another thing is that we could not use the satellite phone when we where laying above the circle, but just some tenth of meters off position the phone worked.  I do not know why but it is a fact. Furthermore, the video camera’s lights blow when the diver started them up on the surface when testing them before dive # 2. They decided anyway to bring the video camera with them and try to use their ordinary lights to illuminate for the video. When they descended the video camera started to showing an “error” message on the small monitor”. – Peter Lindberg


“The diver restarted the camera several times and finally it seamed to work.  So he filmed their dive but nothing was on the tape when watching it afterwards. The only problem we had with the ROV was that we constantly had to restart the sonar. Finally it did not work and we continued with just the video camera. When we left the circle we went to a wreck and spent like 35 hour of ROV flying on the wreck and the sonar worked all the time. Magnetic disturbances, well you tell me!”


“Someone asked about what temperature we had down there. Well the divers thermometer showed -1 degree Celsius when they were on top of the circle, it should be +4 degree Celsius. The thermometer may have showing a wrong value of course.”


“We looked at our dive computer, the deep sea diver computer, and it said minus one degree that’s pretty cold for a diver it should really be impossible to have that cold water it actually turns into ice at zero degrees but that could be explained by the movement of the water.” – Stefan Hogeborn, Professional Diver


“I can not reveal the truth before I have all the facts. Till then everything is pure speculations, even from my side. I have not thought about if it can be hollowed, I have not even penetrated the surface yet…”


“We still have some months before it is too late going out to the site. But as it looks like now it will be last expedition for us. I think a real scientific team should take over and make a real scientific expedition to the area. After all, we are just wreck hunters who’s trying to find out what we a have discovered.”


Co-Founder of the OceanX team – Dennis Aasberg


Co-Founder of the OceanX team – Peter Lindberg

Can it be brought to the surface?

When asked if there was the possibility of bringing the object to the surface, Lindberg was quick to respond with an emphatic – “God no! It must weight tremendous much, like thousands of tons” 

The Straight Lines / Grooves

Peter and Dennis far left back row – and the rest of the OceanX crew pictured with the Baltic Falcon in the background.

Peter Lindberg shares his thoughts


A few days ago co-founder of the OceanX Team Peter Lindberg popped into the OceanX Facbook page for an impromptu question and answer session which was utterly fascinating.


Hello friends, I have not written anything here in a while, can maybe be explained by the fact that I have really been out there… I will drop you some of my believes:

1. I do not believe that the circle is a wreckage of an flying craft from WWII till recent time (or from some thousands of year back for that matter).


2. I do not believe the circle is a wreckage of any kind of known floating vessels from the past or from modern time.


3. I do not believe the circle is a construction made by someone after the ice age (submarine bases etc included).


4. I do believe the surface of the circle is made of mineral.


5. I do believe that the surface looks like concrete through the ROV camera but I do not believe it’s made of concrete.


6. I do believe that the very strait lines and angular formations we can see on the side scan sonar image from last year really excists. The odd thing is that I thought, before this expedition that when we could get close these shapes maybe should appear not being so straight as on the side scan sonar image, in reality they are even straighter! It really looks like constructed parts on the circle.


7. I do believe it might have been volcanic activity in the area and even on (or in) the circle after the ice age, or before, but then it do not fit with what we know about the ice age.


8. I do believe that the circle “rests” on top of what looks like an pilar of rock, raising approx 8 meters above the surrounding bottom. The circle it self appears to be approx 4 meters thick. In other words, the top of the circle raises 12 meters above the surrounding bottom.


9. I do believe we must find out on the next expedition if the circle and the pillar are fixed in one piece or if they are separated in some way.


10. I do believe that the path, or the track, is a ridge raising slowly up from the bottom to a height of approx 8 meters above the surrounding bottom. I also believe that the ridge is made of softer material than the pillar and the circle.


“What I do not believe because I know, is the fact that we found a round hole approx 25 cm in diameter going straight into the surface of the circle, how odd is not that? How deep? No idea, we just saw it for some seconds before we decided to back off to preserve the visibility for the divers that was going down later on. They did not find the hole though.  It might be some more holes, at this moment we do not know.” – Well some comments on that before I continue with some more believes. Cheers


Editor’s Note: Various spelling and punctuation errors have been amended, but otherwise the text is reproduced exactly as is.


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10 Responses to “Baltic Anomaly: Far Stranger Than Any UFO Discovery”

  1. Jo-Anne Nelson says : Reply

    Anxiously awaiting more info on this amazing discovery. Mind is a total blank as to what it could be.

  2. My answer to what ‘The Baltic Sea anomaly’ really is:

    Dennis Asberg and Peter Lindberg owner and team leaders of OXT found this apparent anomaly in 2011. It has caused quite a stir as a possible UFO crash site.

    Here I show that a much more scientific explanation that fits all the facts (some debate will undoubtedly ensue from this, of course). The fact that it should now be treated as a scientific subject does not take away that it is still an exciting discovery.
    In fact, this event happened in ‘slow motion’ due to the presence of a volume of water above it and is what leaves the site intact, rather than a heap of smashed and unidentifiable rocks.

    The Baltic Sea anomaly/ies consist of two circular objects resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
    It has what appears to be corridors and a ‘doorway’ (a circular depression) on top. Very interestingly, it has a ‘crash signature’ in the form of a definite slide-path along the seabed.

    Because the ‘anomaly’ is circular and has some strange straight markings that look as though they were created by an intelligence, it has attracted much attention as a possible UFO crash site.

    However, there is a more plausible scientific description for this site that still sits with glacial ice-age coverings, movements and their subsequent retreat and disappearance.

    Scientifically, it must surely be a very interesting phenomena, because this site almost certainly bears witness as the first visible evidence for a so-called ‘Verne Shot event’. Not only that, but because there appears to be an intact similar circular object a few hundred metres away that has not suffered the same fate, we have a ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenario that may help us understand the science of this site more clearly in terms of geology, vulcanology, and (probably) immense natural volcanic gas explosive pressure and the course of the physical evolution of the rock precipitating its ending up looking like an alien artefact.

    Fortunate it is then that it does look like an alien event. Without that generation of interest, the geological importance of these objects may have been missed. However, now would be a good time for science to take a close look, for here lies information on the potential dangers of a Verne Shot event.

    A Verne Shot, presently a hypothesis, provides that if enough pressure is exerted from beneath a massive and solid rock base, a catastrophic failure would result in the whole base, as an intact solid object, being ‘shot’ high into the air and falling back to the earth.

    In falling back to Earth, if big enough, it could emulate the impact of an asteroid and provide a double-whammy as the catastrophic release of the volcanic pressure creates a huge volcanic event in it’s own right.

    The site of the Baltic Sea Anomaly provides the first evidence that this has, in fact, already happened, albeit on a much reduced scale.

    To clarify, consider the anomaly as resting upon the nearby crater, prior to it’s final resting place, during the last ice-age. A volcanic presence of gases permeates through rocks from deep below the ground, and may be responsible for the deposition and subsequent composition of the eventual ‘anomalous’ rock material itself.

    A long period under the ice allows the ice to do what it does best, slide in straight lines, cutting the ‘corridors’ and straight lines into the surface of the rock. ‘Bends’ are where the rock splinters off along surface fracture lines.

    The continued pressure of the ice over millennia keeps the lid on and the gas and rock cool. When the ice retreats, the pressure is off, but the rock remains stuck in place.
    The circular ‘doorway’ atop the rock is a fumarole where the last free gases are released, keeping the pressure and heat from building too fast. Under these conditions, where the rock would be raised for some time in the air, before the sea became a sea, the rock would slowly heat up from below, perhaps getting hot enough to scorch any vegetation that had time to grow and live for a while on it’s warming surface.

    As time goes on the fumarole becomes sealed. The water rises and the Baltic Sea fills up. By this time the pressure-releasing fissure/doorway has sealed and pressure is building beneath the massive rock.

    At some catastrophic moment around a hundred and forty thousand years ago the pressure becomes enough to crack the rock base, but does it in such a way as to run around the entire subsurface of the rock faster than the rock has time to disintegrate and ‘pops the lid’ off the pressure cooker.

    Now we see how it can end up as a UFO. The gas pressure releases fastest at the point of first rupture and even as the ‘lid’ is lifted upwards by the giant gas bubble, the sea pressure pushes against the last point of rupture. From this the lid is shot high into the water above and, after it reaches it’s peak height, it falls back down almost edge on, colliding with the walls of the crater from which it has been ejected and creating the apparent ‘alien crash’ scenario with the crater walls. The collapse of the wall being greatest at one side of the crater than the other, the disc is given a rotation and it begins to simultaneously roll to that side and falls down at a relatively slow speed due to falling in water, rather than air.

    As the top of the disc falls towards the sea bed the pressure of the water rises beneath it’s whole until the disc begins to aqua-plane along the muddy bottom and slides for some distance along the sea floor, creating the apparent landing site.

    The science of this scenario, given the speed and area of the rock and the amount of water it, and the expanding gas in combination, would move, a significant tsunami would be likely to ensue and may have been of sufficient magnitude to leave tell-tale damage along the edges of the sea surface of that period.

    Also, although it is so long ago that this event occurred, given the amount of time that the Earth can continue with a process, gases may still be escaping from the crater that remains where the disc was ejected from.

    Copyright (2014) Neil Doherty, Barnsley, S. Yorkshire, UK

    • Gregorio says : Reply

      I always thought it looked like a meteorite that slid across the ocean floor instead of directly impacting the surface. The mysterious hole(s) would be escaped gas after impact. The ocean would have cooled it quickly, and coupled with spinning movement, would likely bestow a smooth appearance. No need for a tsunami. Skip a spinning rock into a rolling wave or even still water and sometimes it just disappears with little to no disturbance. No impact crater but a landing strip equals a prolonged slide into the ocean bed.

  3. wisewiz says : Reply

    after watching the expedition of the X team looking at the angles from the sonar readings it’s obvious that this is a structure that is not made by nature this is intelligent vehicle derived here on planet Earth from somewhere else everytime we discover something that is!
    understanding as it applies to science here on earth this looks like a spaceship the infrared images show on runway possibly crash site I really want to know it is why don’t we drill a hole through it get inside and see what’s inside is it more rock is a volcanic or is it a UFO the only way we’ll find out go back down there drill a hole in it take some more samples do some video inside see what it is his rock mechanics end of story is this metallic inside we need to investigate it further to come up with a and create answer what this anomaly actually is.

  4. AJG says : Reply

    I’m really excited to get more detailed informations. For me it looked like extraterrestrial, sorry to say that. The surface is exposed thousand of years to the ambient (>14000a). If 12000 years ago there really was a CME (Corona Mass Ejection, see Robert M. Schoch, “Forgotton Civilizaltion, ….”, vitrified forts in Scotland, etc…) this could be a reason for the molten 3D printing looking like surface structure. There are also other explanations possible for the surface structure if you think about microorganism and biological and electrochemical interaction with metal in sea water.
    The 4m dome on top of the anomaly might be a beam weapon (laser head) or cockpit area.
    The stone circles might be relicts from of our ancestors (stone age after CME e.g. <10000a ago) who liked to have a fire place with residual heat escaping from the engine compartment, provided that UFO theory is right. A most welcome gift in days of ice age;-)
    All the Best to Peter and Dennis and the whole Team.
    Andreas (Karlsruhe, Germany, former employer of Bruker Meerestechnik)

  5. John says : Reply

    Maybe it wants a negative one.

  6. Peter the Painter says : Reply

    UFO stands for Utter Facile Ordure

  7. Believe me no one will be told what it is as millitary have taken over so with that you can believe what you will, you will be told it’s not of any importance , obviously then the question is why have the military got involved, as with all governments you will never be told the truth about these sort of incidents believe me I know.

  8. FiNlaNdEr says : Reply

    This is ufo, ridicilus to say nothing else.Media has close eyes for this happening. In this world, nothing is like it looks…

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