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Is That a Crashed Flying Saucer on the Seabed?

Posted February 03, 2012 8:30 AM

From Discovery News - Top Stories:

Linking a murky unknown circular artifact on the ocean floor to alien visitors is leap of faith wider than jumping the Grand Canyon.

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02/03/2012 8:38 AM

Oooooh, look! A USO [Unidentified Submerged Object]!

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Re: Is That a Crashed Flying Saucer on the Seabed?

02/03/2012 10:15 AM

A leap of faith? Hardly.

Application of Occam's Razor leads me directly to this being a craft from another world. A craft capable of surviving the harshness of space, a crew capable of finding this rock (earth) amid the staggering emptiness of space... only to end the exploratory journey by crashing it into the ocean.

Gee whiz, what else could it be?

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02/03/2012 11:27 AM

Naughty, naughty......that's not a pic of the supposed USO (which any fool can see is either a giant elephant or King Kong)

......blinkin' ET's zapped my copied pic

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02/03/2012 2:22 PM

Of course its a spacecraft from an advanced civilization.......................where else would they crash it?

You don't really think they would crash it on land for us to find, reverse engineer and use it to fly off to visit them do you

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Re: Is That a Crashed Flying Saucer on the Seabed?

02/03/2012 3:00 PM

I think Don Henley said it best, in his song "They're not here, they're not coming":

Would they pile into the saucer

Find Orlando's rat and hug it?

Go screaming through the universe

Just to get McNuggets?

Well, I don't think so, I don't think so

It's much too dangerous, it's much too strange

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02/03/2012 3:35 PM

Why assume it crashed? The dolphins flew it here and parked it at a convenient location.

They'll use it to leave when they learn that the Vogons are going to vaporize Earth in order to build an intergalactic overpass.

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02/04/2012 8:40 AM

OMG, we're all gonna die! LOL

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02/04/2012 11:50 AM

Nah, not USO. Cruise ships have escape pods that look very similar. It may be the pod the Italian Captain fell out and landed into that lifeboat. I'm not sure how it got to the Baltic Sea but that may be another pod.

How do they serve alcoholic drinks on Italian cruise ships?

On the rocks

What vegetables do you get with dinner on Italian cruise ships?

Leeks

What's the fastest way to get off an Italian cruise ship?

Follow the captain


When the captain of the ill fated Costa Concordia was asked if he
knew where he was going he replied "off course."

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02/05/2012 4:16 AM

Crikey! Those are the first Concordia jokes I've heard...knew something was missing.

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02/05/2012 12:07 AM

I like the part at the end, of the article, where they try to suggest it is a gun turret on a sunken ship. A 200 foot gun turret on a ship would be bigger news than a USO.

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02/05/2012 4:49 AM

I think it's highly amusing that the CR4 Admin posted the picture of the Monitor's gun turret (especially after the recent anniversay thread!) rather than the picture of the USO...guess s/he didn't read the whole article closely enough....

That makes it extraordinarily improbable that the Baltic Sea object is something that fell from the stars. The simpler solution is that it's a geological formation or some sunken vessel. The circular shape certainly suggests a gun turret, as seen in the above photo of the turret on the Civil War's Monitor ironclad ship.

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02/05/2012 6:39 AM

Hey, I already said as much !

Not sure if the Italians have made it yet, but (nanny allowing) go for a swim ......

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02/05/2012 12:50 PM

You were waaay too cryptic, old fruit.

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02/07/2012 4:35 AM

Oh heavens! I haven't seen that in years!!!! LOL

Just goes to show there were some verses missing around that prediction of "the lion hsall lay down with the lamb"....

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02/07/2012 10:55 AM

Loved those thoroughly sick dry Bit jokes! LOL

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02/05/2012 4:45 AM

Much as I doubt that it's a UFO/USO, there are some statements in that piece that just beg to be taken apart

Unless aliens are clumsier that the Three Stooges, it's unlikely that they would be able to travel for light-years only to botch it up in the few thousand final feet of altitude.

Why? Haven't both NASA and The Beagle2 lost craft in the Martian atmosphere after crossing space? What if the clever little/big critters have come from a planet with widely different gravity to ours and an inexperienced pilot lost it?

Over the past three decades there have been nearly 15 million commercial airline flights, but just a few dozen crashes. Do occasionally visiting aliens have a horrendously worse safety record? It's hard to believe they would have managed to get off of their home planet in one piece.

Who says/knows they only visit occasionally? Or if they visit this rock only occasionally, perhaps we're the equivalent of a tiny Pacific island that doesn't get planes landing, but where one happens to crash.

Perhaps the occupants were fugitives, or on the losing side in a battle, looking for "any port in a storm"....

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02/06/2012 7:09 AM

Until someone establishes what it is/was and where it came from, of course it is an USO.

Like UFOs, as soon as the above is established, they cease to be, and they are called something else. By definition.

Don't shoot the messenger....

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02/07/2012 4:41 AM

Rebuke duly read, marked, learnt and inwardly digested. You are, of course, (in this case anyway ) entirely correct. My first sentence should have commenced "Whilst I doubt that this is alien technology...."

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02/05/2012 1:03 PM

Did anyone ever think that they may have run out of Element 127 that's used to propel their spacecraft, and that they had to crash land wherever they could? LOL

Probably they ran out of breathable Argon gas too, and suffocated as a result....

Mmmmmm petrified ET corpses.

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02/06/2012 6:32 PM

All humor aside... no, wait... all humor included...

The original reference to "USO" AFIK is from Ivan T. Sanderson. In his case it stood for "Unidentified Submerged Object." His book, "Invisible Visitors," was about the possibility of intelligently guided USOs. Maybe the stuff of fantasies, but just as enjoyable an adventure as any Star Wars movie. Are there archaeological anomalies? I think so. They are mostly ignored. (Now, that's a contentious subject!) Even before the Cremo book, as far back as 1974, William R. Corliss spent a LOT of time compiling natural "anomalies." Just like UFOs (for those who find that subject entertaining, an interesting article is here. It can be fun to discover holes or overlooked explanations), where many sightings can be due to other explanations, but a few that seem to defy all reasonable explanations, some anomalies are intriguing and seem to persist.

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02/06/2012 6:40 PM

Sorry, for the faux pas... it was "Uninvited Visitors."

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02/07/2012 12:52 PM

The faux pas was due to me mixing up another book, "Invisible Residents," by the same author.

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