A screengrab from the video showing three UFO - UAP. Image Credit: The Debrief.

Scientists: Why We Must Search the Seas for UFO Secrets

Unidentified Submerged Objects should be studied with equal scientific rigor as UFOs or UAPs.


As NASA unveiled a keenly awaited report on UFOs, the conversation took an unexpected plunge – not just to the skies but beneath the ocean. While aerial phenomena often grab the limelight, our oceans might be holding secrets too monumental to ignore. While numerous UFO accounts focus on skyward sightings, many describe strange objects dipping beneath the ocean’s surface. Such accounts aren’t new – videos circulating as early as 2021 depicted such occurrences. This is why scientists say that we must search the seas for potential UFO secrets.

Brian Helmuth, a notable Northeastern professor specializing in marine and environmental science, weighs in on the matter. Though UFOs lie outside his usual purview, Helmuth believes the ocean’s vast, enigmatic depths offer a unique perspective. He posits, “Considering Earth’s majority living space lies underwater, which remains largely unexplored by humans, the ocean provides a superior viewpoint.”

This sentiment resonates with NASA’s recent panel, which included the esteemed Paula Bontempi, an oceanographer with 18 years at NASA. “Given her expertise, she’s a prime choice for the committee,” Helmuth remarks.

The Aguadilla UFO at the moment when it split into two over the ocean. Credit: Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies
The Aguadilla UFO at the moment when it split into two over the ocean. Credit: Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies

Redefining UFO Research: A Comprehensive Approach

Astrophysicist David Spergel and his expert panel emphasize the need for a scientific lens on these mysterious occurrences. Their strategy? Employ AI and machine learning to separate the documented from the unknown, utilize ground sensors for sky surveillance, and harness the power of crowdsourcing for data collection.

In a groundbreaking move, NASA introduced a new research director role, pivoting away from the skepticism that once dominated official stances on UFOs.


The Evolution of UFO Terminology: From Sky to Sea

But what exactly are we looking for? Initially labeled as UFOs (unidentified flying objects), the term transitioned to UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) in 2022. However, by year’s end, the Pentagon had broadened the definition, adopting “unidentified anomalous phenomena” to incorporate objects that move between air and water. As we have seen on several occasions, certain unidentified objects display the capability of being able to manipulate matter around them, and therefore transition from flying, to seamlessly diving into water, as if matter around them did not exist.

Highlighting the importance of comprehensive monitoring, the Pentagon asserted, “Unidentified phenomena, irrespective of their realm – air, land, sea, or space – present potential security risks and demand immediate attention.”

NASA’s approach? Leverage advanced sensors from satellite missions like Terra and Aqua to gather data during UAP sightings.

Sea Secrets: More Than Just UFOs

Historical maritime tales are peppered with tales of enigmatic sea creatures, from alleged super-giant squid encounters in the 1970s to claims of sea monsters.

Helmuth remarks, “With vast oceanic realms still uncharted, it feels like we’re not far from an age where sailors whispered of lurking sea monsters.”


Discoveries such as the impressive 20-armed Antarctic strawberry feather star underscore the oceans’ mysteries. Helmuth concludes, “Regardless of whether new UAP findings lean terrestrial or extraterrestrial, our oceans undoubtedly hold enthralling secrets.”

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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