New Stonehenge Discovered?
An unusual formation on the bottom of the northern Baltic Sea was discovered by Swedish researchers. The unidentified object was reported to be about 60 feet in diameter. (CNET reported the diameter as 60 meters.)
The largest stone circle of Stonehenge has a diameter of 284 feet, with smaller concentric circles inside of it. The whole site at Stonehenge has been estimated to be about 5,000 years old. There is a similar stone arrangement in Sweden called Ales Stenar. Some say it is a calendar or astronomical clock. Others believe it is a burial ground.
“You see a lot of weird stuff in the job, but during my 18 years as a professional I have never seen anything like this. The shape is completely round,” said Peter Lindberg, one of the lead explorers. (Source: PCmag.com) There wasn’t enough funding to explore it further, so the researchers have left that task to others.
Some reports have focused on the possibility it could be a space ship, which isn’t particularly helpful as there has never been a confirmed sighting or discovery of one, and is unlikely they exist outside the human imagination.
The discovery of a real human-made cultural site, however, would be very significant in scientific terms. It has been speculated the unknown object could be a new Stonehenge, or a sunken vessel such as a battleship, a volcanic formation or some other archaeological site. There are a number of ship wrecks in the area because it has been a historically active shipping space. The Romans and Vikings both built a trade system around the Baltic Sea. Cold water that is not too salty prevents the presence of a worm that eats the wood of sunken vessels, so the Baltic is a good place to find the remains of old ships. One of the more famous was the Vasa, from 1628. It was a Swedish warship twice the size of the Mayflower, with 200 gun platforms. Because it was in very good condition it was raised, restored and placed in a Swedish museum.
The below video is old footage captured when divers visited the Vasa site.
Image Credit: Peter Lindberg