Antarctica is the last real wilderness on our planet. Once we explore this frozen continent, we will effectively understand human history better. However, this 5.5 million square mile icescape is massive. But, with the recent discovery that could prove aliens on Earth existed, we might also need to explore its waters.
In 1964, the Eltanin, a Soviet icebreaker, found an unusual antenna while exploring Antarctica. Since then, it has been subject to many theories that geologists believe the antenna is from an extraterrestrial civilization.
In the 1960s and 1970s, two events happened that made people wonder about life on other planets – NASA’s Apollo Moon Landings and a dramatic discovery in Antarctica. In 1964, the Eltanin found something odd in Antarctica. The antenna was about three meters long and had a rounded end. It was covered with the powdery efflorescence of calcium carbonate. When first discovered, scientists suggested that it might be from any one of these five possibilities:
1) A meteorite 2) An iceberg 3) A volcano 4) A glacier 5) Alien technology
The antenna had a metallic, hexagonal shape and was about 4 centimeters wide. It had five very small holes on top of a circular one in the middle, which acted as the eye of the object. It seems like the object is a microphone, but why would aliens use this type of device for communication?
This strange object became known as “the mysterious alien antenna” or “the Eltanin Antenna.” People speculated that it might have been from some kind of extraterrestrial life and what we now know as aliens actually used this device to communicate with others by sending messages through it.
The mystery of the Eltanin antenna is one example of the many things that scientists have been able to learn about our extraterrestrial visitors. In 1964, the Soviet Union sent a radio telescope to a remote region of Antarctica. There, they found an 8-meter-wide metallic sphere with an antenna on top.
This discovery led to a lot of speculation as to what it could be and what use it could have been put to.
If we ever want to look for the best place to look for well-preserved remains of aliens on Earth, Antarctica is the best place to start. The climate in this area is the biggest and most efficient factor that could help preserve antique alien technology without letting the elements damage it.
While the objects hidden under the snow on this continent are potentially amazing discoveries, the artifacts hidden under its deep oceans would be easier to find. And this is how the ship found the mysterious alien antenna in today’s story.
Eltanin found an out-of-place object deep inside the frigid and pitch-black waters of this enormous block of ice. Dubbed the Eltanin Antenna, we would have never found it without the help of the massive Eltanin, a 2,000-tonne ice-breaking machine.
This machine was originally a cargo-carrying icebreaker used by the US Navy. Once the ship finished its missions, it was repurposed as a ship for Oceanographic Research. It was also the first dedicated Antarctic research vessel in 1962.
On August 29, 1964, the ship collected sample cores and photographed the seabed. It then took the first known picture of the alien antenna. The discovery was hidden from the public and was only released several months after. Since then, several other investigations have been conducted to understand the alien antenna. However, most of them were conducted in secret.
The only things we know about the Eltanin are from the ones the ship took. And some experts sought to discredit its alien origin. These skeptics claimed that this was a carnivorous sponge living on the frigid seafloor of the continent. However, the only evidence they have used to support their claims is the same.
To this day, no one has been able to explain what this suspicious-looking object on Antarctica’s seafloor is.
If you want to learn more about the Eltanin antenna, you can watch the video below.