UFO or publicity stunt? Claims of a conspiracy, hidden info, and cover-ups abound. New updates on the expedition below.
Being in Finland, and a lover of all things mysterious, I’ve kept a keen eye on the Ocean X team’s discovery of a mysterious object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The anomaly has been likened to the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars due to it’s strange shape. Theories as to what it is have varied from a crashed UFO, a pocket of gas, ancient stone structure, to a sunken Russian boat. The team stated they were going to attempt to visit the object in an expedition this year, and that they have. The team started to gear up for the adventure, and on 1st June they headed out to the seas to investigate, along with a TV crew.
The Ocean X team, comprised of Peter Lindberg and Dennis Åsberg, have been keeping an online diary, which was last updated on 7th June, and since then things have gotten stranger. The lack of updates has added to the numerous theories on the object, as well as the Ocean X team.
Where’s the mystery?
So, in light of all that, it’s no surprise to hear that all of this might have been some kind of viral thing, or a publicity stunt for TV. Another raging theory is that The Ocean Explorer didn’t find a UFO, or anything mysterious, and they are now looking to cash in on the whole episode. Some have written that it was planned like this all along, hence the TV crew.
Disclose.tv wrote up an article on an interesting development saying that: “Someone slipped up when uploading private documents to the Ocean X Team website.” The documents on the surface seem to say that this really was a publicity stunt all along. The documents on The Ocean Explorer website were discovered via a Google search, and it seems like they might not have been for public showing.
That would seem quite damning, hey? However, on reading the documents it seems that what the team were actually saying is that they were looking into publicity, and money for the expedition. To me that seems pretty obvious and perhaps we’re reading too much into it. There is quite a difference between wanting to raise public awareness and funding for the project, and stating this is all a publicity stunt, which the documents don’t seem to be saying.
When I first heard about the recent expedition, I started tossing around many theories in my mind, some outlandish, and others more prosaic. I thought all along that no government would want the world to know that ETs are really here, or were. That the world isn’t ready for such information, if true or came to light. I pondered what a government would do to prevent that info coming out, and thoughts ranged from sabotaging the expedition, raising the object themselves before The Ocean X team could, lots of disinformation, threatening the team, etc.
So when the updates stopped I instantly thought of one of my more way out there theories; then I realised that a team investigating something like this then they would naturally need to time to go over all the footage to see what it is. The team would look pretty amateurish if they just started throwing out statements without doing some kind of analysis. No, they need time to see what it is, could be, then decide how to write it up and present it to the public. That explains why the team wrote this:
“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.”
This was on 7th June and it states right there that we won’t see any updates until this week. Quite normal, but by nature, we all can be a little impatient. Perhaps we should give them some time to do their work instead of blasting them for not telling us stuff when we want it. I know that this can feed into the theories mentioned above, and to be honest I personally think the object at best is a stone structure, but I’d rather have an update from them which was done under some research instead of a statement that they have found a UFO, then turns out not to be.
Twists and turns
Some interesting developments in the last few days from Dennis Åsberg: “Everything is top secret now because of the risks, hope you all understand this is no game. But the truth will be reported shortly.”
Not sure what to read into that, but again, theories have arisen that the team have been silenced by a government, etc. I think it’s the risks of being underwater in such rough seas and trying to investigate the formation. However, there are those words “top secret.”
Hopefully we see an official update on their site, and you can check it out here: The Ocean Explorer Also, they have Facebook group which has some really good discussions, as well as the usual derailing of a topic, but some good info and debate is there.