As much as we all love water (in moderate amounts), it’s one of the most dangerous things in the world. Think about all the giant tsunami waves that can destroy entire cities, and storms able to crush even the biggest battleships! Not to mention the unseen terrors dwelling deep under the surface of the ocean.
Since 79% of our planet is covered with water, you can imagine there’s a lot of mysteries hidden there. Aside from the lovecraftian monsters, the Blue Abyss is a resting place for countless treasures and artifacts, ancient cities, and maybe even real-life alien technology!
Here are 7 most bizarre discoveries found deep underwater.
1. Blackbeard’s Cannons
As pirates go, Blackbeard is one of the famous ones, so of course everything related to him and his ship would be big news. In 1718, Blackbeard crashed “Queen Anne’s Revenge” on his way to North Carolina. Revenge was a modified slaving vessel, so it wasn’t your run-off-the-mill ship. Over 200 years later in 1996 this beauty was finally restored along with thousands of unusual artifacts like medical instruments, weapons, and 30 cannons of various sizes. The biggest one weighs around 3000 pounds and used 6-pound cannonballs. Today the ship is open for the public to view at North Carolina’s Maritime Museum.
2. An Alien Spaceship or Just a Rock?
Not so long ago, in 2011, a group of Swedish treasure hunters noticed something fairly bizarre under the Baltic Sea. Something that looked remarkably like a flying saucer! A gray, 70 meter long thing was named the “Baltic Sea Anomaly”. It is unknown to this day if this is just a strange rock formation, some lost artifact from the WW2, or in fact an alien spaceship.
3. Locomotive Graveyard
One fine day, sometime in the 1850’s, a shipment of brand new, yet already outdated locomotives (Planet Class 2-2-2 T – for the nerds out there) was sailing near the coast of New Jersey. And either the ship hit rough waters or the crew had clear orders about dispatching the cargo, whichever way you cut it, dozens of locomotives ended up on the bottom of the ocean. This fascinating graveyard was discovered 35 years later and now some museums are talking of raising them out of the water to add to their collection.