The ocean covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, yet, we’ve only discovered about five percent of it, which leaves ninety-five percent still unexplored. Whatever could be hidden within this remaining large portion of the ocean is left to the imagination.
However, there have been several mysterious sightings of phenomena that scientists have still not been able to explain. We just looked at a few of them in a past post. Here are 5 more unsolved mysteries that are sure to keep you awake at night.
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The Giant Cannibal Shark
In 2003, a group of scientists conducted an experiment to study temperature changes in the ocean. They tagged a 9-foot-long great white shark and continued to monitor it to see what they would find. To their surprise, they found the tag several months later on the sea shore. The information on it showed that the shark had dove 1900 feet, which suggests it was attacked and eaten by something. But what could have eaten a 9-foot-long shark? The only reasonable reason the could come up with is that an even bigger shark ate it.
The Submarine Disappearances In 1968
This is one of the most bizzare disappearances in history. In 1968, four separate submarines went inexplicably missing. These were the USS Scorpion, a Soviet submarine K-129, a French submarine Minerve, and the INS Dakar. Interestingly, the last two submarines disappeared only four days apart. The Minerve submarine is still yet to be seen even though it was just an hour away from its home port when it disappeared. What could have been the reason for the disappearance of four giant machines in the same year? We may never know.
The Devil’s Sea
The Devil’s sea is one of the 12 vile vortices (or vortexes) of the world right up there with the Bermuda Triangle. On this region of the pacific ocean, planes literally drop from the sky like birds and ships twice as big as the titanic go missing. It also accounts for the loss of over 20 submarines during WWII.
The giant stair-like structures you see above have been a cause for controversy for years. A man named Kihachiro Aratake found them in 1985 and since then, there have been speculations on how these rocks may have been formed. While some people believe that they are the ruins of an ancient civilization, others think that they were created naturally. These rocks are over 165165-feet-long and 65-feet-wide. What could have built something of this magnitude? Giants? Aliens? Or is it just a natural phenomenon like some say?
Baltic Sea anomaly
This structure that is shaped like the Millenium Falcon has been a mystery for years. It was discovered by two researchers using a sonar scan at about 300 feet deep on the ocean floor of the Baltic Sea. Since then, many have since wondered how this strange shape came to be. From a spacecraft that crash landed to a natural phenomenon to a secret war technology, there have been many speculations.
Which of these mysteries intrigued you the most? Tell us in the comment section below.