Now, thanks to more exploration and a laboratory analysis of stones on and around the object, they’re a step closer to lifting the veil on the mystery.
The stones that lay on the object turned out to be red granite which came with the ice age. Dennis Åsberg’s theory is when the ice melted, the stones landed on the object.That would mean it should have been there more than 140 000 years.
Recent examination of the object has revealed a hole about two meters in diameter and that the object is not anchored to the ground.
Dennis Åsberg: ”We have discovered that the object is separated from the ocean floor it’s laying on a ridge, we’ve investigated the object with the ROV robot and looked at the object from below. One can see that the bottom and the object is separated. ”
The material of the object is too hard, so it has not been possible to remove anything from it yet, says Dennis.
But they have managed to bring up some stones that have been on and around the anomaly for analysis.
The team have also found many black magma-like stones at the site.
The theory is that the object must have been at a very high temperature at some point. This caused stones in its vicinity to become charred.
Dennis Åsberg: ”As I see it, when we’ve been and looked at it, it looks really strange to me, it looks like something is designed, in that we have these angles, 90 degree angles, the aisles of the object.”
Dennis hopes that their next expedition will be in spring when the frigid Nordic weather has improved.