A research team has been sent to the far north of Sweden to attempt to verify reports that a “ghost rocket” crashed into a lake in 1980.
The leader of the expedition, Clas Svahn, told TheLocal.se that while he doesn’t necessarily “believe” that an extraterrestrial object crashed into the lake, he wants to find out what did. He’s taking along a support team, divers, and a film crew to document the process.
He’s also taking along a pair of witnesses — Bo and Liz Berg — who saw the object landing in the south end of a lake in Muddus, on 31 July, 1980.
The pair claim to have seen an “elongated, cigar shaped object with two protrusions on its sides”, which flew past them, turned around 180 degrees, then landed on the water before sinking below the surface.
The shape of the reported object has led some to believe that it might be a remote-controlled rocket of some sort — either a classified test from the Swedish military, or one from the Soviets.
Svan says that while he’s not exactly sure what he’ll find, he’s confident of finding something. “This is the only occasion we’ve heard of where the object landed rather than crashed,” he said.
“There’s a very real chance that we may find it intact.”