A UFO hunter claims discovery of a 140-foot underwater object off the coast of Antarctica on Google Earth. The “glowing” underwater UFO, according to the researcher, appears to be “coming up or going back into water.”
The alleged sighting has generated lively discussion and debate online, with UFO enthusiasts contributing a myriad of theories to explain the mysterious underwater phenomenon. While the consensus among enthusiasts is that the object is likely an alien UFO emerging or returning to a secret underwater alien base in the Antarctica, dissenting voices suggest it could be a giant squid or octopus, a whale, an abandoned fishing boat or even an underwater mountain.
The “discovery” was announced by UFO hunter Secureteam10 in a video uploaded to YouTube on April 28. According to Tyler Glockner, alias Secureteam10, a viewer of his YouTube channel sent images showing a mysterious underwater object spotted on Google Earth near Deception Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands in the Antarctica.
Glockner told his YouTube channel followers that he decided to upload the images to YouTube because he needed help to identify the object.
“I honestly don’t know what this thing is… I am not going to make any assumptions or anything like that,” the alien hunter said. “If anything, I’d just like some help from you guys, so we can try and figure out what it is we are seeing here.”
But, he noted that the image appears to show a massive object in motion under water. The motion of the object was causing a “disturbance as if [the object] was coming up and going back into the water.”
Glockner suggested it might be a huge marine creature, such as a whale, or a massive UFO.
Many enthusiasts agreed that the object was likely an alien UFO taking off or returning to a secret underwater alien base.
A viewer summed up the view of conspiracy theorists who thought the object was a UFO returning to or taking off from a secret underwater base in the Antarctica.
“I believe something is up that we don’t know about. I believe there are secret bases in parts of this world,” the YouTube user said. “It’s only a matter of time, but the day will come — I know it will.”
“I believe something is up that we don’t know about. I believe there are secret bases in parts of this world.”
But, other viewers put forward alternative suggestions.
One viewer suggested the object had always been at the spot on Google Earth, and that it could be the summit of an underwater mountain appearing just below the surface of the ocean.
“If you look at the history of that area on Google Earth, that spot is always there,” a YouTube user pointed out. “This was the first time that there wasn’t cloud cover. If you zoom out you can see that this is the top of an underwater mountain.”
Another user suggested that the glow may have been caused by bioluminescent plankton in the water.
“The glowing is created when sea water is agitated from the phytoplankton in the water,” the YouTube user wrote. “When I was in the navy I would go to the aft part of the ship and watch the glowing trail left by the ships screws/propellers at night. It was mesmerizing to watch.”
Responding to some skeptics who thought that the object could be a huge squid or a whale, Glockner pointed out that at an estimated length of 140 feet (42.6 meters), the mystery object was unlikely to be a squid. But he was unable to rule out the possibility that it was a whale.
“Giant squids reach about 43ft in length, although I’m not sure if whales can go up to 140ft as this does,” the UFO hunter said.
According to National Geographic, the longest whales on record reach about 100-110 feet.
Some enthusiasts pointed that if the mysterious object was an underwater craft then it could not be an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), but an Underwater Submerged Object (USO).
However, others argued that it is not inaccurate to refer to some USOs or Underwater Submerged Objects as UFOs because USOs are often UFOs that submerge in water after flying into the Earth’s atmosphere from space to park in an underwater base.
This is not the first time that a UFO hunter has claimed discovery of a UFO in the Antarctica. The Inquisitr reported in June 2015 that the UFO community lit up with excitement following announcement by Russian UFO hunters that they had discovered on Google Earth the wreckage of a crashed 250-foot alien spaceship — a flying saucer — half-buried in Antarctica ice.
According to the team of Russian UFO hunters led by Valetin Degterev, a native of Nizhny Tagil in central Russia, the alleged UFO was spotted at Google Earth coordinates 80°34’08.4″S 30°05’19.3″ in a satellite image taken on February 15, 2012.
But, skeptics laughed off the suggestion that the object was a UFO stuck in ice. An expert with the British Antarctica Survey told the Daily Mail that the formation in the ice thought to be a flying saucer was in fact a dark patch linked to a fissure in the ice fields.
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