The deep sea is full of bizarre anomalies that we simply can’t explain. And it makes sense. Not only have the many oceans been left unexplored, many lakes and other bodies of water are rife with secrets waiting to be discovered. From strange sounds coming from the mysterious ocean to mysterious sea creatures, even when scientists make discoveries, they’re still left with tons of questions. It’s a mysterious and weird world out there! So, get ready to scratch your head, here are 25 Bizarre Deep Sea Anomalies That Can’t Be Explained.
Four Submarine Disappearances of 1968
In 1968, four submarines from different countries mysteriously disappeared. They were USS Scorpion, INS Dakar, French Submarine Minerve, and Soviet K-129. Reasons behind their disappearances remain shrouded in mystery with several theories including secret attacks from the Soviets and design flaws.
Cannibal Shark in Australia
Australian scientists reported a strange anomaly about one of their tagged 9-foot-long great white sharks. Called “Shark Alpha,” their shark tag ended up washing up on shore four months after they tagged the shark. The data suggested some unknown creature ate the shark. They assumed it was a cannibal great white shark, but they aren’t for certain.
Called the “Sycamore Knoll,” this anomaly was discovered using Google Earth. It’s 2,000 feet below the surface of the water and looks like a Greek structure with several pillars. While UFOlogists believe it’s the holy grail of discoveries, geologists didn’t think much was special about it. The coordinates are 34° 1’23.31″N 118° 59’45.64″W.
Atlantis of Japan
In Japan, when divers went looking for hammerhead sharks, they found something else. At around 490 feet by 130 feet and 90 feet high, a monument or ancient structure sat beneath the water. Since its discovery, scholars have argued about its creation, some saying it was naturally made, while others thinking it was man-made. Those who say it’s man-made claim the site is over 9,000 years old and submerged underwater due to tectonic activity.
Up in the northern part of Siberia, Russia, this lake is one of the oldest known in the world, dated at 25 million years old. Many mysteries surround this lake, including a creature the native people call Lusud-Khan which translates as Water Dragon Master. Early Chinese explorers and even modern fishermen have reported sightings of this sea creature. In addition, a stone slab dating back to the 3rd and 9th century BCE depicts a mysterious water creature.