Unidentified Submerged Object
Unidentified submerged objects (USOs) are the underwater equivalent of UFOs and can be considered a subset of the UFO category, not a category in itself.
These objects are capable of extreme feats, both above and under the water, and have been reported by people such as Alexander The Great, King George V of England and Christopher Columbus, some even believing this phenomenon to go as far back as ancient Egypt.
It has been estimated that an unidentified submerged object (USO) can travel between 150 knots to 500 knots and can submerge to an unimaginable 20,000 feet, according to sonar recordings. By contrast, nuclear powered U.S. submarines can deliver speeds exceeding 25 knots and can submerge to a depth greater than 800 feet.
Large and super thick ice sheets do not seem to represent an obstacle to unidentified submerged objects as they have been observed coming through these bodies of ice like as if they were not even there. Subsequent examination of the large holes in the ice revealed that the contour of the holes was smooth and clean, definitely not caused by natural events or sudden impact. Could it be that these objects possess some form of capability of melting ice instantly from transit speed?
Unidentified submerged objects are by far the most reliably documented events among all types of UFO sightings, as they are invariably tracked and recorded on the most sophisticated radar and sonar equipment deployed by military institutions around the globe.
Some sightings of unidentified submerged objects :
* June 18, 1845 : the Malta Times reported that the brigantine Victoria’s crew saw three illuminated objects fly up from the sea and were visible for ten minutes.
* February 10, 1951: U.S. Navy Commander Graham Bethune and his crew were on their way from Iceland to Newfoundland when they spotted an UFO emerging from the water which, upon approach, turned into an enormous circle of white lights.
* 1963: the sonar of an U.S. Navy submarine on duty off of the coast of Puerto Rico picked up an object traveling at 150 knots at 20,000 feet below and tracked it for four days.
Crews from U.S. Navy battle groups have also had more than their share of unidentified submerged objects sightings during their deployment :
* 11,001 crew members of the U.S.S. Monrovia APA-31 witnessed a long, oval shaped object easily match the ship’s speed and course maneuvers for 90 minutes before disappearing.
* Lt. Commander M.C. Davies spotted an object on the ship’s radar that stayed in position for about five minutes then sped off at a speed that he estimated to be over a thousand miles per hour.
* A large blue glow with an oval shape approached the stern side of the U.S.S. Ponce, its width and length estimated to be similar to the length of the ship itself.
Of course, the 1967 Shag Harbour, Nove Scotia incident is the most often cited of unidentified submerged objects events. An UFO reportedly crashed into the harbour and was subsequently tracked by the navies of two countries, the U.S. and Canada, along with NORAD, with the Canadian Forces Headquarters and the Canadian Maritime Command leading the initial investigation. An advanced U.S. radar facility in the area followed the travels of the crashed UFO and detected a second unidentified submerged object approaching the first one, ostensibly coming to the rescue of its brethren.
Allegedly, a Dutch national was contacted in 1967 by aliens who claimed that they come from a planet called Iarga, located some 11 light years away and that their mission was human observation from underwater. He was even allowed to visit their unidentified submerged objects. Perhaps one day, they will give us a glimpse into the utterly unknown world called the deep seas.