Two Northern Mysteries — Strange, Persistent Ping from
Arctic Seafloor and “UFO? or 1950 Bomb?” Northwest of Vancouver, B. C.
© 2016 by Linda Moulton Howe
“Fury and Hecla Strait is one of the major hunting areas in the summer
and winter because it's an area of open water surrounded by ice that's abundant with sea mammals. And this time around, this summer (2016), there were hardly any (seals and whales). And this became a suspicious thing.”
- Paul Quassa, Legislative Assembly Member
for Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada
“It resembled a bagel cut in half, and then around the circle of the bagel
these bolts ... bigger than basketballs ... all molded into it, like half spheres.
It was the strangest thing I had ever seen.”
- Sean Smyrichinsky, Diver near Haida Gwaii,
an archipelago some 466 air miles (750 km) NW of Vancouver, B. C.,
describing 12-foot-long, round, metallic object
November 6, 2016 Arctic Fury and Hecla Strait; and Haida Gwaii Archipelago northwest of Vancouver, B. C., Canada -
Fury and Hecla Strait - Mystery Pinging Sound
Fury and Hecla Strait is a narrow channel of water in Nunavut, which is the most recent,
largest and least populated territory in Canada, west of Greenland. Normally the strait is full of seals, whales and other marine animals because the spot doesn't ice over through most of the year.
But since the summer of 2016, the waters have been eerily empty alerting locals that
something is wrong and fishermen hear and feel the pinging coming through the
hulls of their wooden boats. Image by City Escapes/Shutterstock.com.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, spokewoman Ashley Lemire in the Canadian Department of National Defence in Ottawa released this statement: “The Canadian armed forces are aware of allegations of unusual sounds emanating from the seabed in the Fury and Hecla Strait in Nunavut. The air crew performed various multi-sensor searches in the area, including an acoustic search for 1.5 hours, without detecting any acoustic anomalies. The crew did not detect any surface or subsurface contacts."
But local residents have reported to their Legislative Assembly Member Paul Quassa that throughout the summer of 2016, there has been a “hum” or “beep” in Fury and Hecla Strait 75 miles northwest of Igloolik.
Fury and Hecla Strait is a channel in Nunavut and is nearby to Friday Point
and Liddon Island in the Arctic west of Greenland. The Inuit hamlet of
Igloolik island (red marker) is 75 miles southeast of Fury and Hecla Strait.
Further, since Fury and Hecla Strait is a major hunting area in summer and winter for catching marine animals because it doesn't ice over, local residents became alarmed when the normal large population of sea mammals such as seals and whales were gone, as if scared away by something. Local residents describe hearing the hum or beep through the hulls of their boats. But no one knows the source, except the mysterious sound seems to be coming up from the sea floor there.
Is It A Bomb Or A UFO In Haida Gwaii Archipelago?
Approximately 466 air miles northwest of Vancouver, B. C., Canada, is the Haida Gwaii
archipelago of 138 islands, also known as Queen Charlotte Islands.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Canadian Armed Forces announced that a Canadian navy ship would deploy in the coming weeks to investigate a strange, metallic object on the seafloor near the Haida Gwaii archipelago of 138 islands, also known as Queen Charlotte Islands, approximately 80 miles northwest of Vancouver, B. C. Canada.
While diving off one of the islands recently, Sean Smyrichinsky described to the BBC what he found: “I was just looking for fish for the next day. I figured I would do a little reconnaissance dive looking around and on my dive I got pretty far from my boat. And then I found something that I had never, ever seen before. About 12 feet long, it resembled a bagel cut in half, and then around the circle of the bagel these bolts all molded into it, like half spheres bigger than basketballs. It was the strangest thing I had ever seen.”
Smyrichinsky emailed Canada's Department of National Defence about what he had found and included a sketch. DNC replied they had "keen interest" to look into the matter.
Some people suggested it could be a Mark IV 10-foot-long, blimp-shaped nuclear bomb that was jettisoned over the Pacific by an air crew on February 13, 1950, when their plane's six engines caught fire. The U. S. military says that 1950 "lost bomb" was a dummy packed with lead instead of a plutonium core.
Here is what the Mark IV looked like. But there aren't any basketball-sized half-spheres molded into it? So what did diver Smyrichinsky find?
The 10-foot-long Mark IV 4N nuclear fission bomb with aluminum casing produced in the
U. S. starting in 1949 to 1953. One was released of the Pacific Ocean on February 13, 1950, after
a military plane's engine fire and the crew released the "dummy bomb" packed
with lead instead of a plutonium core. Image by Globalsecurity.org. See Websites below.
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