UFOs of the depths: OSNIs or the mystery of extraterrestrial submarines

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An unidentified submerged object (OSNI) is an unidentified object submerged in water. Hundreds of times over the past few years, large fleets of ships and planes have been deployed to remote parts of the world to search for, and even sometimes destroy, mysterious submarines that apparently belong to no nation. known.

These ghost submarines have been sighted by entire crews of ships and aircraft, and have been tracked on radar and sonar. On several occasions they were “trapped” in creeks, fjords and rivers, but they always managed to escape their pursuers.

Eyewitness descriptions indicate that these strange underwater craft are considerably larger than any American or Soviet atomic submarine. Their surfaces and superstructures are perfectly smooth, and they have no visible hatches, holes or equipment.

And what’s even more incredible is that there are now a number of well-authenticated sightings in which the objects not only surfaced but rose into the air and departed like giant airships. !

“Captain Nemo is alive!” A retired naval officer from Silver Spring, Maryland recently laughed while referring to the fictional captain of Jules Verne’s super submarine.

“I saw one of these craft during World War II, in the North Atlantic. We were on an anti-submarine mission near Greenland when we came across the biggest submarine I’ve ever seen. He was on the surface. We thought it was a Nazi sub, maybe a new secret weapon, and all of our destroyer’s guns opened. »

“It had a big, smooth glass control tower, so we knew it wasn’t a whale. As soon as our shells started falling around it, it took off…and it traveled faster than any submarine. It passed the horizon in a few minutes. We couldn’t catch him. »

Although these submarines have been sighted in all parts of the world, they have a curious tendency to linger above the Arctic Circle, near Scandinavian countries, in dangerous waters full of icebergs.

An interesting incident occurred in a remote fjord 100 km inland in Norway. The Norwegian Navy, aided by NATO ships and aircraft, failed to capture the mysterious submarine.

A fisherman named Mons Langetig was standing on the shore of the Sog nefjorden near Vangsnes, Norway, on the afternoon of November 12, 1973, when he was startled to see what looked like an undulating periscope on the surface of the water. That night, the Vangsnes ferry’s radar detected an unexpected anomaly. Other sailors saw the huge dark object and assumed it was a whale, although it was unusual for a whale to be so far inland.

Within a week, ten sightings of the craft were reported and a Norwegian defense unit detected a large metal object moving through the fjord. The Trondheim warship sailed up the waterway and made sonar contact with the object. The Norwegian Defense Command has officially announced the presence of an unidentified foreign submarine. Other ships and equipment have been dispatched to the area.

“We cannot engage in guesswork,” Defense Minister Johann Kleppe told reporters. “We have to stick to the facts. And these are that a foreign submarine is in Norwegian waters. This fact is based on visual and technical information. »

The entrance to the fjord is 200 meters deep and the entire waterway is lined with high mountains. There is nothing of military significance in the area and so there was no reason for a foreign “spy” submarine to be there, Norwegian newspapers pointed out.

However, ships from the NATO fleet were at the time carrying out military exercises in Norwegian waters, so it was speculated that the submarine could be a Russian craft spying on the maneuvers. But Norway was then engaged in delicate diplomatic negotiations with the Soviet Union, and it would have been foolish for the Russians or any other Iron Curtain country to jeopardize these negotiations by openly violating Norwegian territorial waters.

The presence of the submarine has become a major political issue in Norway, with the press and public demanding action. Norway not only sent its entire navy, 30 warships and submarines, to the fjord to investigate, but elements of the NATO fleet, including American and British ships and helicopters, were rushed to the scene.

The submarine’s location was pinpointed using sonar and the fleet cut off all possible escape routes. Depth charges are systematically dropped throughout the area in order to force the submarine to head for the surface. Norwegian authorities boasted that the submarine could not escape and that the mystery would soon be solved.

“It is our duty to defend our country,” Norwegian General HF Zeiner-Gundersen announced, “and to hunt any ship or submarine that hides in our waters. We can’t help it if it belongs to a great nation. »

Despite the tight net of warships in the Sognefjorden, the submarine appears to have escaped around November 23. That evening, witnesses on a branch of the fjord, Lusterfjorden, said they saw “a large dark object moving near the surface for seven minutes before disappearing”.

Almost simultaneously, a warship in the Aurlandsfjorden, another branch of the main fjord, reportedly detected a large object on its instruments. And a 14-year-old boy, Martin Nielsen, told authorities he saw “six rockets” coming straight out of the water and disappearing into thin air. “These could be signals for people on the shore,” a Norwegian newspaper suggested.

That night, high in the nearly accessible ice-covered mountains near Aurlandsfjorden, a series of red and green lights flashed. Norwegian military commanders began talking about “light phenomena”, including a mysterious “helicopter” that did not belong to the fleet.

On the evening of November 24, the fleet made a massive attempt to bombard the waters and force the submarine to the surface. Suddenly, it’s total chaos, because all the electronic devices of all the ships are out of order. Radio communications between ships have become impossible and radar and sonar equipment has become useless!

This was the last great “battle”. On November 27, the Norwegian government announced that the submarine had disappeared.

“I am sorry to say that we were unable to bring the submarine to the surface and identify it,” Minister Kleppe told the Norwegian public during a television special. A heavy cloak of security fell over the whole embarrassing operation and the Norwegian and NATO fleet left the fjord empty-handed.

The huge submarine had escaped into the open sea, 100 km away. Four frigates, a torpedo boat and other ships guarding the entrance to the fjord never came into contact with the fleeing submarine.

In the Soviet Union, the government newspaper Izvestia called the case a “witch hunt” and categorically denied that the submarine belonged to a Soviet bloc country.

A week after the Great Norwegian Submarine Scare ended, witnesses along Hardangerfjorden, 15 km south of Sognefjorden, reported seeing a periscope and control tower in the water. Embarrassed, the Norwegian authorities declare that they will launch a new search for the object.

On December 7 and again on December 9, fishermen in the Disko Bay region of Greenland reported seeing a mysterious submarine at the bottom of a fjord. Denmark has dispatched a warship with a helicopter to the area.

Maybe the Norwegians and Danes should have consulted the Swedish authorities, because the Swedes have been hunting ghost submarines for years! On September 12, 1969, one of these objects frightened Swedish authors by appearing in a “restricted military zone” near Stockholm.

The Swedish ships approached and boasted that they had trapped the submarine. This one fled. But a year later, on November 12, 1970, he returned. Once again the Swedish fleet approached, and once again the submarine disappeared.

On August 24, 1962, a “mysterious submarine” alarmed the citizens of Gottland, an island off the coast of Sweden. Swedish navy ships rushed to the island, located the submarine using their electronic equipment and strewn depth charges in the area, but the sub managed to elude them .
but he escaped them.

The history of these mysterious underwater vehicles goes back much further. In the 1920s there was a periodic fear of submarines. The popular theory at the time was that they were renegade German submarines, remnants of the First World War. Of course, submarines then, like those of today, required considerable logistical support in terms of fuel, food and supplies. 36 0 SAGA

It is highly unlikely that a war submarine will be able to remain operational for very long after being deprived of such support.

Scandinavian researchers such as Jan-Ove Sundberg and Ake Franzen of the Riks organizationen UFO Sverige have sifted through old press files and pieced together events from the 1930s that are now forgotten. Beginning in 1933, Sweden, Norway and Finland were overwhelmed by a wave of “ghost plane” sightings that awoke authorities in those countries and led to similar massive hunts and investigations. than the submarine hunt of November 1972.

The regions visited by the ghost hunters were far to the north, mostly above the polar circle, snowy, mountainous and very sparsely populated. Day after day, and night after night during the winter of 1933-34, ghost fighters flew over the regular roads, flying in all weathers and openly challenging the small Swedish air force. Some of the phantom fighters were described as plain-looking planes, painted gray, with no visible identification number…

…or badges. Some were multi-engine aircraft. They often flew in groups of three or four in the treetops above towns and villages, while many people reported receiving strange signals on their radios. And a number of mysterious and unidentified ships have been sighted in the freezing Arctic waters.

There were all sorts of theories and speculations, but none matched all the facts. The Soviet Union had no real air force at the time and little aircraft industry. Hitler had just come to power in Germany and had not yet been armed to rebuild the Luftwaffe.

In any event, it would have been utterly foolish for a foreign power to risk military flights over Scandinavian countries, as an accident could have triggered a new world war.

Swedish authorities were particularly concerned that the ghost planes kept returning to restricted military areas, maneuvering over forts and naval stations and, incidentally, visiting the very places that became the sites of the mysterious searches for submarines. sailors 30 years later.

These ghost planes operated throughout the 1930s (they were also seen over England, France, and even New York City). After one repeatedly flew over a fort in Boden, Sweden in 1937, an official government hearing was held.

The Swedish Minister of Defense stressed that thorough investigations had been carried out, special searchlights and listening devices had been installed in the observation areas and that all results had been negative. In September, “unknown planes” repeatedly circled the Swedish naval facility at Karls krona. A mysterious submarine will appear in Karlskrona in 1970.

These submarines have been frequent visitors to the waters around Scotland and England, as have ghost planes. On February 12, 1965, four witnesses reported seeing a ‘ghost plane’ plunging into the sea near Minehead on the North Devon coast. “The plane was so unusual that it caught our attention,” said a witness.

“There was something abnormal about him. It didn’t seem to be distinct, but had a misty appearance, when there was no fog or mist. He was coming from behind some trees. Then he literally disappeared before our eyes. The strangest thing is that it made no noise and didn’t seem to have a motor. But it was certainly not a glider”.

RAF ships and helicopters searched the area but found no trace of the object.

Another major submarine search took place in Argentina in February 1960. After reliable witnesses reported seeing the strange giant metal cigar slicing through the waters of the Gulf of San Matias and the Gulf of Nuevo, the Argentine Navy has sent a large force of ships and aircraft to the area – which, by the way, was near the Antarctic Circle.

For two weeks, naval forces dropped depth charges and probed the Nuevo Gulf with sonar. They detected not one, but two submarines. The objects remained underwater, and although Argentine authorities believed they had trapped them in the gulf, they eventually disappeared.

A local resident was quoted by retired British Consulate officer Gordon Creighton as saying: “It is absolutely certain that in the depths of San Matias Gulf there is a flying saucer base. These events are known to everyone in a large part of Patagonia, where we regularly and very often hear about the Martians. »

In 1965, the mysterious submarines appeared around Australia and New Zealand, prompting a massive search by the Royal Australian Navy. In January of that year, an airline pilot reported seeing a long metallic object, ‘not in the shape of a normal submarine’, in shallow water at the far end of the harbor from Kaipara, New Zealand. He circled it and noted that it had no superstructure but appeared to have a hatch on top. Navy investigators found nothing and said the water was too shallow for a submarine.

Four months later, three different underwater sightings were reported in five days near Brisbane, Australia. The objects were at least 100 feet long with small structures mounted on their stems. In June, a private pilot, MC Adams, and a television cameraman, Les Hendy, saw five “mysterious objects” floating in the water about 250km north of Brisbane. Generally, a curtain of silence fell on the Australian Navy after it looked into these incidents.

On July 30, 1967, at midnight, a luminous underwater object startled the crew of an explosive-laden freighter, the Naviero, off the coast of Brazil. Captain Julian Ardanza reports: “We clearly saw a strange body to starboard of the forward castle. It was 30 meters (90 feet) long…”. The object was seen submerged with a resplendent, sharp outline and rare blue and white luminosity. Our ship maintained its speed. The object increased its speed and turned to port under our feet. Then he appeared very quickly. It was like it was a submarine…. I have no idea what kind of ship it was. »

Argentina, Brazil and most South American countries have experienced repeated waves of UFOs over the past 20 years. Argentina has also produced a number of mystery aircraft reports. These objects, like Scandinavian ghost planes, look like conventional planes, but are usually gray or black, have no markings or insignia (a violation of international law), and often hover in treetops. in an eerie silence.

Floating and submerged UFOs have frequently been seen in South America. On June 27, 1970, at 11:40 a.m., eight witnesses observed a disc-shaped object on the water off Leblon, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It measured about 18 feet in diameter and was topped with a transparent dome.

Two crew members, “thick and quite small”, dressed in shiny coveralls, were clearly seen working on top of the object. The object remained visible for about half an hour, then it skimmed the surface of the sea for 100 meters and rose into the air. One of the witnesses, Dona Maria Nazare, said she could see the two occupants seated inside the dome when the disc flew away. This was one of the best of the few daylight sightings of “hard” (solid machine) type objects.

In March 1966, an Argentine farmer named Carlos Corosan claimed to have seen a strange cigar-shaped flying machine plunging into the Atlantic near Deseado, below the Gulf of San Jorge.

The device was grey-black and perfectly smooth, without any visible marks, windows or appendages. When he first saw it, Corosan said it was “speeding” through the air, making a noise like a car’s engine sputtering. It started making explosive sounds and crashed into the sea. “It wasn’t floating at all,” Corosan told investigators. “It just hit the water with a huge splash and sank quickly. »

There are now hundreds of reports of flying objects plunging into bodies of water and disappearing. . Some of these stories are quite confusing.

A bus driver in Walthamstow, England swears he saw a silver cigar-shaped object fall from the sky and crash into the River Lea. As it descended, the object severed telephone lines and cut a deep gash in the towpath that runs along the river. But when the police dredged the river, they discovered that it was only one meter deep!

Scandinavian authorities have dredged many remote lakes in northern Sweden after witnesses said they saw something splashing on them from the sky. In 1968, a massive military and scientific research team was sent to Andersviksberg, Da Lama, to search the bottom of Lake Uppramen for any trace of the thing that had made a gigantic hole in the ice – a hole which covered several square kilometres! Their efforts were in vain.

A majority of all reported UFO sightings are LDLCs (lights in the sky). The USAF called them “winding night lights”. Many of these LDLCs are likely natural phenomena, fireballs and meteors, and even the normal lights of high-flying aircraft, confused by overzealous witnesses. No astronomer or scientist has actually attempted to study and classify these LDLCs and until such classification is undertaken, ufologists will continue to face a hopeless tangle of unidentified but possibly identifiable aerial lights. .

A very small percentage of all known sightings are of apparently real, solid machines, usually disc-shaped or cigar-shaped. These sightings form the heart of the flying saucer mystery.

Interestingly, almost all of these rare “real” sightings take place near or over bodies of water – lakes, rivers, fjords, oceans. In another era, the frequent appearance of strange objects and beings around water gave rise to the myth of the “water sprite”. Fairies and pixies were often seen around lakes and rivers, occasionally collecting water in containers, just as the little extraterrestrials in modern flying saucer cases have been reported collecting water with buckets and hoses.

Interestingly, while inland cases of UFO landings are most often by solitary individuals, sightings on water are often reported by entire ship crews and logbook documentation is complete and accurate, especially where sonar and radar are involved, which often happens.

Sightings on the water are therefore a body of evidence that deserves very serious consideration, and the investigation of these occurrences is more a matter for the US Navy than the Air Force.

There have been plenty of clues over the years that the Navy is, in fact, more concerned with UFOs than the USAF When Royal Australian Air Force officers investigated the flying saucer landings in 1966, they admitted that they used instruments and techniques developed by the United States Navy. And it was the Office of Naval Research (ONR) that played a pivotal role in the famous Jessup-Allende affair in the 1950s. (Carlos Allende submitted some very interesting UFO-related documents to astrophysicist Morris K. Jessup through the ONR).

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After a UFO chased his plane in 1954, Secretary of the Navy Dan Kimbel ordered the ONR to launch its own flying saucer investigation.

The late Ivan T. Sanderson, a famous zoologist and one of the world’s foremost investigators of the unexplained, had served in the British Navy’s Secret Service in the Caribbean during World War II. He saw and reported so many unusual objects in the water and in the air that his superiors eventually asked him to ignore them.

Later, Sanderson spent a lot of time collecting and cataloging sightings in the water. He developed an elaborate theory suggesting that all true UFOs were probably based in the world’s oceans and originated from another planet.

One of Anderson’s favorite cases occurred in 1963 in the Atlantic, several hundred miles from Puerto Rico. A group of warships were engaged in a military exercise when their sonar detected a moving underwater object.

Several ships and planes all pointed to the same “thing” with their equipment. All reported that the object was moving at the incredible speed of 150 knots. They tracked him for four days, and at times he dived to a staggering depth of 8,220 meters. So regardless, it outperformed any known submarine or fish.

In addition to all of this extraordinary evidence, there have been dozens of accidents at sea in which ships have been badly damaged when they unexpectedly collided with metal objects in the open sea. Freedom was maimed when it rammed ‘a submarine on the surface’ off the coast of Scotland on February 3, 1965. A thorough check revealed no known submarines were operating there at the time .

Another trawler, the Silveroe, struck an unknown object “which may have been a submarine” along the Baltic coast of Sweden in November 1969. In February 1970, two different vessels collided with objects under -sailors in the Mediterranean. A Tunisian tanker, the Tabarka, and the Italian liner Angelino Lauro. Both suffered damage when they collided with mysterious underwater craft.

If we ignore the saucer stories and focus on the mysterious planes and submarines, we find that there is plenty of evidence that someone is operating a clandestine air force and navy on this planet, and this since many decades.

Mysterious planes were observed around the world between 1909 and 1914, when very few primitive man-made planes existed. And these planes had such limited capabilities that they could not be responsible for these sightings. Mystery ships and submarines have been active since the 1920s, if not longer. Very little foreign news from Greenland and Scandinavia reached scholars in the 19th century.

The patterns indicated by the published data could be located somewhere in the remote wastelands of the Arctic Circle. These bases could be underwater. There could even be a network of underwater tunnels or channels in the various deep fjords of Scandinavia, which would explain the ability of submarines to evade their pursuers and reappear unexpectedly in nearby fjords.

According to one theory, ghost-spotting in the 1930s was a logistical operation in which fuel, food and building materials were flown in from Europe to northern Scandinavia. Somewhere among the inaccessible mountains and fjords, great bases were being built by a mysterious but well-funded organization.

Ghost planes, flying saucers and submarines are stored there. Staff could be easily recruited or even kidnapped. Hundreds of thousands of people inexplicably disappear every year on this planet. Some of them could end up in these bases, suffering from amnesia, their past having been erased.

Witnesses scattered across Canada, South America and the Pacific have continually reported unexpected encounters with men wearing military-style uniforms (but no known type of uniform) in areas where UFOs and mysterious submarines were seen. Could they be members of this strange secret navy?

Today, the armed services of several nations have had many experiences with these objects and, most likely, with the personnel associated with these objects. The US Navy has repeatedly chased ghost submarines from Florida to Maine and along the California coast. Yet information about these incidents is more closely guarded than flying saucer reports. Officials are very tense about these incidents and they might even be worried.

“After thinking about the matter for a long time, writes Ivan Sanderson, I have been forced to admit that the authorities – and I use the expression collectively – know no more than the huffs or anyone else , and they’re just scared. There’s nothing management dreads more than having to admit they don’t know what’s going on, or what anything or everything is; admit that they have no answers or remedies. »

A group of UFO enthusiasts have long argued that beings from another planet are quietly preparing to invade and take over Earth. Arctic bases could be part of their preparation, according to this theory. Another group, led by Wisconsin editor Ray Palmer, has observed UFO activity in the Arctic and Antarctica for years, claiming that flying saucers originated from holes at the poles. Whole generations of officials in Norway and Sweden must have fallen into confused, and perhaps frightened, silence.

The US Navy is still silent. But, somewhere in the vast oceans of the world, there are certainly submarines that can move faster and dive deeper than anything the United States or other countries have. There are planes that can dive into water and turn into submarines. And there are ordinary, air-breathing Earthlings aboard these objects. What are their allegiances? Why are they hiding from us? And what are they really up to?

By John Keel, SAGA Magazine

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