Unidentified submerged objects (USOs) are considered the underwater equivalent of UFOs and can be regarded as a subset of the UFO category, not a category in itself. These objects are capable of extraordinary feats, both above and beneath the water, and have been reported by individuals 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’s been estimated that an unidentified submerged object (USO) can travel somewhere between 150 knots to 500 knots and can submerge to an amazing 20,000 ft, according to sonar recordings. In comparison, nuclear powered U.S. submarines can deliver speeds in excess of 25 knots and can submerge to a depth greater than 800 feet.
Enormous and thick ice sheets don’t appear to represent an hindrance to unidentified submerged objects as they have been observed coming through these bodies of ice like as if they weren’t even there. Subsequent evaluation of the massive holes in the ice revealed that the contour of the holes were smooth and clean, most certainly not the result of natural events or rapid impact. Could it be that these objects possess some form of ability to melt ice instantaneously from transit speed?
Unidentified submerged objects are quite possibly the most reliably documented events among all types of UFO sightings, as they are invariably tracked and documented on the most cutting-edge radar and sonar equipment deployed by military institutions around the world.
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 a physical object travelling 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 effortlessly match the ship’s velocity and course maneuvers for 90 minutes before vanishing.
- Lt. Commander M.C. Davies spotted an object on the ship’s radar that stayed in position for approximately 5 minutes then sped off at a speed that he approximated to be over a thousand mph!
- An enormous blue colored 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.
The 1967 Shag Harbour, Nove Scotia incident is among the most often cited of all USO 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.
Purportedly, a Dutch national was contacted in 1967 by aliens who claimed that they come from a planet called Iarga, situated some 11 light years away and that their objective was human observation from underwater. He was even allowed to visit their unidentified submerged object.