The strange Baltic Anomaly has baffled the world. But new information has now cast doubt over the whole story. Is Dennis Åsberg, co-founder of the Ocean X Team, actually an actor?
Background on the Baltic Anomaly
On June 19, 2011, the Ocean X Team used side-scan sonar to “photograph” a massive object deep in the Baltic Sea, approximately 260 feet below surface. Peter Lindberg, co-founder of the Ocean X Team, jokingly declared “Hey guys, we have a UFO!” However, after a new expedition, the Team discovered the Anomaly primarily consisted of large rocks. The exact nature of those rocks, which we call the Circle, as well as a 985 foot runway leading up to them (the Tracks), remain mysteries.
Since that time, the Ocean X Team has gone on a second expedition, released a few photographs and some video, and provided lots of mysterious information via interviews conducted primarily with the Team’s UFO-centric Facebook community as well as websites devoted to UFOs. However, very little concrete data has emerged. Skeptics, including us, have questioned whether or not the Baltic Anomaly is a “hoax” of sorts.
The Ocean X Team has vigorously defended itself from charges of a hoax. They claim to be ordinary treasure hunters who happened to stumble upon a strange mystery. They have assured the world that they want answers just as badly as everyone else.
Is the Baltic Anomaly a Hoax?
Earlier today, we received a tip that Dennis Åsberg, co-founder of the Ocean X Team, is actually an actor. His profile can be found at Statist.se, which claims to be “Sweden’s largest database of extras, actors, models and audience.” You can read the Google translation here. The person is identified as Dennis and the photos bear a striking resemblance to Mr. Åsberg. All in all, this appears to be genuine although we can’t be 100% certain.
Now, we would note that this does not prove a hoax. It’s quite possible Mr. Åsberg is actually what he claims to be…a treasure hunter. And indeed, the last acting job on his profile is listed as taking place in 2005. So, even if he is an actor, he could have given up on the profession. Or, on the other hand, perhaps he’s merely “playing a role.” Interestingly enough, he doesn’t appear to have been present during some of Peter Lindberg’s other treasure hunts.
Regardless, it’s suspicious. We’ve been wary of the Ocean X Team for some time, mostly due to their highly-charged updates, vague images, and strange explanations. But have they constructed an elaborate hoax in order to secure a big payday? We should note that they have secured a documentary deal with Titan Television, they’re currently seeking sponsors (possibly both corporate and individual), and they’re planning to market submarine rides for wealthy individuals to see the so-called Baltic Anomaly.
We’re willing to give them the benefit of the doubt but we’d like some answers. The ball’s in your corner Ocean X Team…
Guerrilla Explorer’s Coverage of the Baltic Anomaly
- 1/30/12: A Lost Shipwreck…or a Lost UFO?
- 6/2/12: The Baltic Anomaly?
- 6/6/12: The Baltic Anomaly: UFO…or just a Hot Spring?
- 6/8/12: The Baltic Anomaly: A New Discovery?
- 6/12/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Is it a Hoax?
- 6/13/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Another “Great Lakes Hoax”?
- 6/14/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Lost Updates?
- 6/15/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Answers at Last?
- 6/16/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Questions & Speculation?
- 6/17/12: The Baltic Anomaly: What is Going on Here?
- 6/18/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Bigger Picture?
- 6/19/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Is it a Black Smoker?
- 6/20/12: The Baltic Anomaly: That Mysterious Pillar?
- 6/21/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Nazi Connection?
- 6/22/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Ocean X Team Speaks!
- 6/23/12: The Baltic Anomaly: What is the next “Anomaly”?
- 6/27/12: The Baltic Anomaly: Is it Natural…or Artificial?
- 6/28/12: Breaking News: Is the Baltic Anomaly an Elaborate Hoax?
- 7/2/12: The Baltic Anomaly: What is the Secret Wreck?
- 7/6/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Original Ocean X Team?
- 7/16/12: The Baltic Anomaly: The Fire and Ice Theory?