New Stonehenge Discovered?

An unusual formation on the bottom of the northern Baltic Sea was discovered by Swedish researchers. The unidentified object wasreported to be about 60 feet in diameter. (CNET reported the diameter as 60 meters.)
The largest stone circle of Stonehengehas a diameter of 284 feet, with smaller concentric circles inside of it. The whole site at Stonehengehas 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: There wasn’t enough funding to explore it further, so the researchershave 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 asunken 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 andplaced in a Swedish museum.

The below video is old footage captured when divers visited the Vasa site.

Image Credit: Peter Lindberg

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Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago


Cynthia Blais
cynthia l6 years ago


Carol B.
Carol B6 years ago

I am interested in underwater cities and objects. Perhaps one day someone will explore this one for us to know what it really is.

Asiatic Lion
Asiatic Lion6 years ago


Tim Cheung
Tim C6 years ago


Loo Samantha
Loo sam6 years ago

amazing, thanks for sharing.

Tom Sullivan
Tom C Sullivan6 years ago


Abbigayle Anderson

fascinating stuff

Lupe G.
Guadalupe G6 years ago

What a great discovery!

Ernie Miller
william Miller6 years ago

I will wait for all the facts it did make for a nice monday morning smile.