Mystery of ‘crashed alien UFO’ found near Antarctica solved by scientists
It was hailed as the discovery of a spaceship which had crashed to Earth.
But now a British academic has stepped forward to explain why a mysterious object is stuck in thick snow on a remote British-owned island near Antarctica.
The strange object appears to have crash-landed into snow and ice, before sliding across the surface and leaving a trail behind it.
It was found using Google Earth on South Georgia Island, which is located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean about 810 miles from The Falklands.
‘It appears to be some sort of massive elongated or cigar-shaped that at some point – and we don’t know when – came to a screeching halt in the snow,’ said SecureTeam10, the YouTube channel which made the sighting.
‘This could be something which came from the air and crash-landed.’
SecureTeam10 also suggested the weird ‘mass’ had smashed into a nearby mountain and left a trail of debris.
It also questioned whether the object could be a submarine stuck in the show.
The object is about 63 metres in length, which means it could not be a bobsleigh, SecureTeam10 continued.
Now Dave Petley, pro-vice-chancellor (research and innovation) at the University of Sheffield has stepped forward to claim the object broke off a nearby mountain and slid through the snow.
On his blog, he wrote: ‘This is conventional landslide behaviour on snow and ice covered surfaces, and we have seen other large isolated boulders travel long distances.’