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.
Milky Sea Phenomenon
For years, sailors have mentioned the Milky Sea Phenomenon, describing it as pale, milky, glowing waters stretching for as far as the eye can see. Scientists chalked it up to a tall tale until 1995 when the S.S. Lima recorded it happening. While they’ve figured out it’s the gathering of luminous bacteria, they’re not sure why they gather in large numbers in the first place.
Scientists first discovered a sound in 1991 that isn’t whales or ship vibrations. They called it “Upsweep,” and it’s mystified them for decades. It’s been detected from one end of the Pacific to the other. While they hypothesize it’s the sound of seawater coming into contact with lava, they are not certain.
Discovered by Swedish explorer Peter Lindberg and his Ocean X team, the Baltic Sea Anomaly is a Millenium Falcon-looking structure that could be 140,000 years old. It looks like a huge rock, but some believe it’s made of metal and could be an extraterrestrial crash site.
Legendary Lost City Of Heracleion
Off the coast of Alexandria, researchers exhumed a lost and ancient city called Heracleion. Several ruins, statues, and artifacts were found, including gold coins and a temple of the god Amun-Gereb. It has an obscure history, and no one knows how it ended up underwater.
Mound in the Sea of Galilee
Submerged about 30 feet (9 meters) under the Sea of Galilee is a mysterious circular structure that scientists can’t explain. It’s made from basalt rocks and in the form of a cone. Some believe the water was lower in ancient times, and the cone could have been an important monument.