Was the Millennium Falcon Found at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea?

By | June 7, 2019

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Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. Source: (YouTube.com)

On June 19, 2011, Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg, members of the deep-sea exploration team called Ocean-X, discovered a strange circular object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea just off the coast of Sweden. Since then, numerous theories have been posed regarding its origin, including the suggestion that it might be the location of the lost city of Atlantis. However, the most popular theory was that this object, which came to be known as the Baltic Sea Anomaly, was of an extraterrestrial nature.

The rumors of it alleged extraterrestrial nature were sparked by the unusual appearance of the object, which bore a striking resemblance to the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars franchise. The theory was fueled by the divers’ claims that their electrical equipment began to fail whenever they came within 200 meters of the object. The appearance of a trail near the object, such as one which might be formed during a crash landing, further solidified the theory that the Ocean-X team had discovered the wreckage of an alien spacecraft. 

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Rendering of Atlantis. Source: (worldatlas.com)

After the discovery, Lindberg and Asberg immediately set out to capitalize on the mysterious nature of the object by creating a documentary regarding the anomaly. Lindberg himself suggested the connection to Atlantis, stating that if it turned out to be the location of the lost city, it would be “quite amazing.” He also described the object as having “strange stair formations...constructed tens of thousands of years ago before the Ice Age.” While Lindberg acknowledged that the object could be a natural formation, possibly a meteorite, he also pointed out its distinctly artificial features, such as the apparent staircase and circular hole surrounded by a square frame.