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‘Sea Monster’ Figurehead Hauled from the Baltic Sea

Credit: Foto Ingemar Lundgren, Ocean Discovery

Credit: Foto Ingemar Lundgren, Ocean Discovery

A ship figurehead from the flagship of King Hans of Denmark, the Gribshunden, has been recovered. It resembles either a “cowling dog or perhaps a fantastical sea dragon with a helpless human clutched in its jaws.” The ship last sailed in 1495 and this figurehead could provide clues into how ships were once built.

Tia Ghose via Live Science:

The sunken ship could provide an unprecedented look at how warships were made at that pivotal time in world history.

“What is unique is that there are no other warships from this time in the world,” said Marcus Sandekjer, the director of the Blekinge Museum in Karlskrona, Sweden, where the figurehead is being kept.

The Gribshunden, or the “Grip Dog,” could even provide clues to the construction of the ships that Christopher Columbus used to sail to North America, he added.

The team isn’t quite sure what a “grip dog” is.

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Baltic Sea ‘UFO’ May Be Secret Nazi Submarine Trap

At last, someone has a credible theory in regards to the massive, unknown object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, which cuts off electrical equipment when approached and is unlike anything seen before. Russia Today reports:

The mysterious disc-shaped object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea could be a relic from a giant World War II device placed there by the Nazis to disrupt Soviet submarine navigation.

­The object may be the concrete anchor of the device, which also had to be fitted with stainless steel mesh, Swedish naval officer and warfare history expert Anders Autellus told Swedish newspaper Expressen. It would interfere with submarine radar signals and make them crash.

The mesh itself may well have eroded away over the decades, but the images of the object made by the Ocean X team exploring it show what appear to be holes, where it was attached to the foundation, he added.

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UFO Beneath Baltic Sea Cuts Off Electrical Equipment When Approached

The Swedish diver team investigating the gigantic mushroomed-shaped object says their devices cut out when they go within 200 meters of the structure. Sci-Fi-horror movie troupes bursting into reality, via the the Daily Mail:

Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team which is exploring the anomaly, said some of the team’s cameras and the team’s satellite phone would refuse to work when directly above the object, and would only work once they had sailed away. He is quoted as saying: ‘Anything electric out there – and the satellite phone as well – stopped working when we were above the object.”

The Swedish diving team noted a 985-foot flattened out ‘runway’ leading up to the object, implying that it skidded along the path before stopping but no true answers are clear. Member Dennis Åsberg said: ‘I am one hundred percent convinced and confident that we have found something that is very, very, very unique.”

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UFO Hunters Headed For Mystery Cylinder At Bottom Of Baltic Sea

Would you be brave enough to journey to the black, endless bottom of the sea and mess with a mysterious cylinder resting there? Via the Huffington Post:
A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is -- yet. Deep sea divers using remote-controlled cameras are heading to the site on Friday. They'll try to determine the exact identity of the object, which side-scan sonar first revealed in June 2011. In what's been compared to an episode of "The X-Files," Peter Lindberg, captain of the Ocean Explorer, and his co-researcher Dennis Asberg made global headlines last year when they presented sonar images of a nearly 200-foot-wide circular anomaly.
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