The Baltic Anomaly: A New Discovery?

The Ocean X Team is still investigating the ultra-strange Baltic Anomaly, a gigantic underwater formation. What have they found so far?

Background on the Baltic Anomaly

Here’s a quick background. Last summer, the Ocean X Team used side-scan sonar to “photograph” a strange object deep in the Baltic Sea, approximately 260 feet below surface. It’s about 200 feet in diameter, with a tail stretching over 1,300 feet across the sea floor. Recently, the team returned to the site to give it a closer look.

Latest News on the Baltic Anomaly

On June 6, the team reported the following update:

“The ship Ancylus, carrying the Ocean X Team, is now anchored above the circle-shaped object. They started to scan the seabed and they are taking samples for analyses. Due to really bad weather conditions the operation took a little bit longer than scheduled. But they are working hard and prepare to dive down there for further investigations today.” ~ Ocean X Team on Site, June 6, 1:00pm

Okay, so that’s not really news. However, it’s good to hear the expedition got underway without too much of a hitch. The real news came yesterday:

“BREAKING NEWS 2pm, The divers are now down and investigating the circle and reports from the ship say they are really amazed. There is definitely something unusual hiding at the seabed – a Mystery Beneath. More information and pictures will be released next week.” ~ Ocean X Team on Site, June 7, 2:00pm

A Mystery Beneath?

“A Mystery Beneath?” Wow! Sounds intriguing huh? And yet, incredibly unspecific. The Ocean X Team is being pretty cagey here. That should be no surprise, seeing as how the entire project is being filmed by Titan Television. Titan has apparently reserved the website,, for the eventual documentary. Unfortunately, this very caginess makes it impossible to unpack the statement. Which is probably the point. The team and Titan have the ears of the public, especially the ufologists. Once they start to reveal details, the public could lose interest, especially if the Anomaly turns out to be a natural underwater formation.

The Ocean X Team promises “more information and pictures” next week. Personally, we think ufologists should temper their expectations. Nothing in these latest statements dissuades our theory. We continue to think the Baltic Anomaly is a hot spring. It would explain the radiation reported by the Ocean X Team, as well as the Anomaly’s strange shape.

“When hot water is expelled from a hot spring, it causes dissolved minerals and the surrounding soil to be driven outward. These materials eventually cool and harden in the water. All in all, this might account for the vast amount of disturbed seabed as well as an object that looks like a sandbar.” ~ David Meyer, The Baltic Anomaly: UFO…or just a Hot Spring?

On a side note, the Ocean X Team has a lot riding on the exact nature of the Anomaly. After all the hype, anything but a UFO will cause a loss of public interest. Even a shipwreck would be viewed as a disappointment. With that being said, we think its wise to reconsider the team’s tweet from May 30.

“Do you know that there is a large military exercise in the Baltic Sea now, with Germany U.S., england. why is it so … what do you think?” ~ Ocean Explorer, May 30, 2012

This military exercise is real…but very easy to explain. Since 1971, United States Naval Forces Europe has participated in BALTOPS, an annual military exercise in the Baltic Sea. But the tweet seems to be implying something else, namely that the military exercise has something to do with the Baltic Anomaly.

Guerrilla Explorer’s Analysis

The odds of finding a UFO are beyond miniscule. And no one’s going to buy a documentary about a hot spring. So, we can’t help but wonder if the purpose of the May 30 tweet was to lay the groundwork for a story about “military intervention.” Ufologists are paranoid about government cover-ups of alien spacecraft, perhaps rightly so. However, that same paranoia can be tapped into by unscrupulous people looking to make some money.

Overall, we hold out hope the Ocean X Team has discovered something truly unusual. Barring that, we hope they will be upfront about what they discover. However, our skepticism on both counts continues to grow.


Guerrilla Explorer’s Coverage of the Baltic Anomaly

Recent Comments

  • bRIZZAd
    June 8, 2012 - 8:29 pm · Reply

    Very interested in this story. Obviously due to the funding needed to make this kind of expedition a possibility, they will be under the influence of those investors that have made it possible in the first place. Hopefully that does not filter & skew the details released. UFO or not – they are treasure hunters and would still certainly be pleased if it were any kind of wreck I’m sure. The investors however – may not be?

  • Unknown
    June 11, 2012 - 12:53 pm · Reply

    Este no es un ovni, es un barco del 1876 perteneciente a la clase popoffkas, es interesante que se realice esta inmersion ya que no quedan a flote acorazados circulares usados en el mar baltico,
    Ud pueden investigar esto en:

    Normalmente estos acorazados no sobrepasaban los 45 a 50 metros de diametro por tanto esta embarcacion de 80 metros de diametro debi{o ser un popoffkas prototipo gigante que se hundio debido a su bajo perfil de navegaci{on.



  • David
    June 11, 2012 - 1:10 pm · Reply

    bRIZZAd – I don’t know what kind of angle Titan is playing here. But I’m sure they’d prefer a wreck of some sort. It’s hard to imagine a documentary about a natural formation would do great business. That’s why I’m watching for more stories about “military intervention,” which could spice up such a film.

    Rbaosh – Thanks for your suggestion. I’ve considered the shipwreck theory but I’m not convinced. Hopefully, we’ll know for sure this week.

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