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Underwater UFO Named Millennium Falcon Crash Site

01/31/2012 05:57 PM ET

Underwater UFO is being called the Millennium Falcon and it’s already starting conspiracy stories and attracting space fanatics

A group of researchers in the Baltic Sea have come across a wreck on the bottom of sea that have UFO fanatics calling it the underwater “Millennium Falcon.”

Peter Lindberg, head of a Ocean Explorer team, a deep-sea salvage company, says that they basically stumbled upon the wreck on one of their last days at sea.

“I have been doing this for nearly 20 years so I have a seen a few objects on the bottom, but nothing like this. We had been out for nine days and we were quite tired and we were on our way home, but we made a final run with a sonar fish and suddenly this thing turned up,” he tells CNN.

Lindberg said that the discovery was made last August. According to a side-scan sonar measurement the mysterious object is a disc-like structure that is 200 feet in diameter.

Lindberg says that they have not tried to find out anything further on the object because of the cost that would be involved for such an expedition. Now, though because of interest in the object has sparked an out pouring of donations to pay for the expedition and Lindberg hopes to be able to find an answer to the Millennium Falcon like object in May of this year.

Though by some stretch of the imagination there are those who believe the object is other worldly some believe it could be a collection of sunken Russian ships.

“We’ve heard lots of different kinds of explanations,” Lindberg told CNN. “But we won’t know until we have been down there.”

Ardreas Olsson, a sonar expert, tells Yahoo! News that they know of about 20,000 objects, in the Baltic Sea and could be as many as 100,000. “I’m not sure what you will see when you go down. But I’m excited. It’s going to be interesting to see what it is,” he says.

Could it really be an underwater UFO that many people believe has crashed? Only time will tell, but in the meantime it will get dubbed the Millennium Falcon crash site.

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