The mysterious "Millennium Falcon" shaped object that rests on the floor of the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden is stirring up even more interest from UFO enthusiasts and scientists alike after it was revealed that electric equipment cuts off whenever instruments get too close to it.
Divers have been studying the object since its discovery in May of 2011, which was given its nickname due to its resemblance to a spacecraft featured in the popular Star Wars films directed by George Lucas.
Professional diver Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team which has set out to study the strange object, has reported that some of the equipment and cameras being used for the exploration mysteriously cut off whenever team members are floating above the site.
"Anything electric out there - and the satellite phone as well - stopped working when we were above the object," Hogerborn is quoted as saying. "And then we got away about 200 meters and it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work."
Fellow team member Dennis Åsberg states, "We have experienced things that I really couldn’t imagine and I have been the team's biggest skeptic regarding these different kind of theories.I was kind of prepared just to find a stone or cliff or outcrop or pile of mud but it was nothing like that, so for me it has been a missing experience I must say."
The object was first uncovered in May of last year, but because there was no funding for a dive at the time, the team members were unable to explore the site until now. The crew had reported a strange, metallic outline along with a similar disk-shaped object some 200 meters away. Team members at the time reported that the object resembled an aircraft that looked as if it had crash landed into the ocean, with parts of it breaking up like the fuselage of a plane and scudding a large distance across the sea bed floor.
The company designed and built a submarine in the hopes that it will lure tourists and treasure hunters willing to pay money to help continue fund the exploration. Another dive is scheduled in the coming weeks.