What did Miklos find beneath the waves ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Brocken Inaglory
Explorer Darrell Miklos has discovered a strange object after following a map made by astronaut Gordon Cooper.
The find, which will be featured in an episode of the Discovery Channel series "Cooper's Treasure", was made after following a map to an "unidentified object" Cooper made back in the 1960s.
It was discovered on the sea floor in the middle of the infamous Bermuda Triangle region.
"I was trying to identify shipwreck material based on one of the anomaly readings on Gordon's charts when I noticed something that stuck out, that shocked me," said Miklos.
"It was a formation unlike anything I've ever seen related to shipwreck material, it was too big for that. It was also something that was completely different from anything that I've seen that was made by nature."
The veteran explorer described seeing several arm-like features protruding from a steep cliffside.
"They don't look nature-made, they don't look man-made, certainly nothing I've ever seen based on my experience and I have years of experience at doing this," he said. "We've identified multiple different types of shipwreck material, this doesn't match or look anything like that."
After looking more closely at Gordon's notes, Miklos concluded that the late astronaut had implied that the object at this location may have been extraterrestrial in origin.
"He had to mean it might be something from another world," he said.
"Gordon believed in aliens. He believed that we had visitors from other planets and he also believed that a lot of these things landed in this particular part of the world."