Last year we brought you news of a strange Millennium Falcon shaped object found at the bottom of The Baltic Sea. Now we finally have evidence that it is actually a giant mushroom. Seriously. The team from OceanX spent a week on-site and they have determined that it’s a giant, odd mushroom thing, mostly, kind of, they’re pretty sure. Here’s what they say in their press release.
First they thought it was just stone or a rock cliff, but after further observations the object appeared more as a huge mushroom, rising 3-4 meters/10-13 feet from the seabed, with rounded sides and rugged edges. The object had an egg shaped hole leading into it from the top, as an opening. On top of the object they also found strange stone circle formations, almost looking like small fireplaces. The stones were covered in something resembling soot.
“During my 20-year diving career, including 6000 dives, I have never seen anything like this. Normally stones don’t burn. I can’t explain what we saw, and I went down there to answer questions, but I came up with even more questions, ” says Stefan Hogeborn, one of the divers at Ocean X Team.
So, it’s a giant, oceanic mushroom. With fireplaces. And soot. Riiiiight. Underwater Star Wars-loving Smurfs perhaps?
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