Deep Secrets : 10 Weird Objects Found In The Ocean

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  • The earth is made up of about 71% water, much of which we still haven’t explored.
  • It’s in the dark depths of the ocean where strange creatures lurk, unexplainable geographical creations are formed.
  •  There are many weird things found in the ocean that are also unexplainable and have left scientists puzzled.

The list of weird and wonderful things found in the ocean continues to grow by the day, with everything from an ancient computer to an apparent alien spaceship having been uncovered in recent years. Here is a list of some of the strangest things deep sea divers and ocean explorers have come across. 

The World’s Oldest City

The remains of an ancient city were found in 2001 off the coast of India in the Gulf of Khambhat. Scientists retrieved many different items from the large city, including artwork, hand tools, fossilized bones, and pottery shards. What makes the discovery incredible is that the city is thought to be around 9,000 years old, which predates the earliest Indian civilizations that sprung up 4,000 years ago. 

Mariana Trench

In the Western Pacific Ocean, you will find the deepest part of the sea. The Mariana Trench is deeper than the height of Mount Everest, 43 miles wide, and a massive 1,580 miles long, which is five times longer than the Grand Canyon. 

Several new species of underwater creatures have been discovered in the Mariana Trench, with most living on the surface of the ocean floor, including a type of sea cucumber and monothalamea. 

An Ancient Computer

Snorkelers exploring a shipwreck off the island of Antikythera in 1901 stumbled across something incredible. Deep down in the bowels of the ship was a strange device scientists believe is the first computer. Resembling a clock, x-ray technology revealed that the man-made item could predict eclipses and was also used as a type of calendar to count down the days until the next Olympic games.

Engines of Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 mission is widely regarded as one of the most successful space missions in history. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were part of the three-man team who became the first people to set foot on the Moon. Some 43 years after their triumphant space mission, the engines from the Saturn V rocket that launched the duo (plus pilot Michael Collins) into space were found. 

Christ of the Abyss 

This one is kinda cheating as the sculpture of Jesus Christ was dropped into the Mediterranean Sea by artist Guido Galletti. Known as Christ of the Abyss, the bronze statue can be found between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the Mediterranean Sea on August 22, 1954, right near the spot where the first Italian scuba diver, Dario Gonzatti, tragically lost his life. The statue of Jesus has his arms raised as if giving thanks and is a major tourist attraction for scuba divers who travel to Italy. 

Locomotive Graveyard

Paul Hepler made a surprising discovery when mapping part of the New Jersey coast. The accomplished diver came across two locomotives that were lost in the 1850s. Both are rare Planet Class 2-2-2 T models, a type of train that was only produced for a short period of time. 

Icy Finger of Death

This weird phenomenon is a natural occurrence that only happens at the very bottom of the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean of Antarctica. Known as brinicles, these underwater icicles form when saline water leaks from cracks in the ocean floor. As saline is denser than the surrounding water, when it comes in contact with fresh water, it turns into a kind of liquid ice.

Lake Michigan StoneHenge

Erected around 9,000 years ago, a similar stone arrangement to StoneHenge in England was discovered in Lake Michigan. Marc Holly, professor of underwater archeology at the Northwestern University of Michigan, and his colleague Brian Abbott are the men who found the weird structure. The two were searching for shipwrecks in 2007 when they came across what is being called the Lake Michigan StoneHenge

Sinkhole Full of Skulls

A Mexican sinkhole feared by local villages was found to contain hundreds of human skulls dating back centuries. The natural cave system known as Sac Uayum is located in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and is a skull graveyard. Archeologists spent two weeks exploring two chambers filled with elongated Maya human skulls. The skulls belong to all different sexes and ages, so they aren’t thought to be sacrifices. Which begs the question, what are they doing buried deep underwater? 

The Baltic Sea Anomaly

A sonar image was taken by Peter Lindberg, Dennis Åberg, and their Swedish OceanX diving team while searching for treasure on the ocean floor in the Baltic Sea. What the picture showed was a seemingly non-natural, 200-foot circular object with passageways and stairs. The team believed it to be some kind of alien spacecraft, and it wasn’t long before the media picked this up and ran with it. 

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