Mysterious UFO-like object spotted on sea floor

Underwater salvage team stumbles across a mysterious object on the floor of the Baltic. Sonar images show a circular object that looks suspiciously like the Millennium Falcon.

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Sometimes it's hard to remember just where you parked your UFO. Peter Lindberg

Paging Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, we need you at the Baltic Sea as soon as possible. In what sounds like an opening for the next X-Files movie, an ocean salvage exploration company found an object on the floor of the Baltic Sea that looks an awful lot like a UFO.

The sonar images are vague at best, but the object still bears an uncanny resemblance to the outline of the Millennium Falcon. Has George Lucas been spotted anywhere in the vicinity?

The images come courtesy of the Ocean Explorer team, an experienced group of Swedish salvagers that already raised an impressive collection of rare and very expensive champagne from the watery depths.

Expedition leader Peter Lindberg notes that the mystery object is 60 meters across. Lines in the ocean floor next to it almost look like a skidded landing area.

Chances are that the discovery has a much less titillating explanation than coming from another planet. It could be a sunken vessel or a flooded archeological site. There will be no answers until the team goes in for a closer look.

The Ocean Explorer team, an experienced group of Swedish salvagers, plans to revisit the area where the object was discovered. Peter Lindberg

Originally, Ocean Explorer wasn't planning to check into the object any further due to the the expense of underwater exploration. With so much excitement and donations coming in, the team is planning to revisit the area.

In the meantime, UFO fans can let their heart rates rise and entertain sweet dreams about visitations from beyond our solar system.