Astronaut Gordon Cooper studies the ocean from space
Astronaut Gordon Cooper, a firm believer in UFOs and extraterrestrials, spent much of his time in space examining oceans for unusual formations and odd magnetic “anomalies”. Using special long-range detection equipment, Cooper was tasked by the US government to scout the ocean’s waters for threats – Russian submarines or nuclear missile sites. Cooper kept meticulous notes on what he saw including coordinates of anomalies he spotted from space.
When Cooper arrived back on Earth, he began a decades-long search for the objects he had seen hidden under the depths of the ocean. During his searches, he created detailed maps of his discoveries including notes regarding ships that had sunk in the area. Before his death, he passed all of his information to his close friend, professional treasure hunter Darrell Miklos.
Using Gordon Cooper’s maps, treasures hunters seek lost shipwrecks
Miklos took the maps and spun up a series on Discovery Channel called Cooper’s Treasure. Miklos and his team follow the maps created by astronaut Cooper in the 1960s to unearth shipwrecks in the ocean (and thus far, they’ve been quite successful). That’s when they made an unusual discovery in an undisclosed location near the Bahamas, one that Miklos claims could provide evidence of extra-terrestrial visitation to Earth.
The object was uncovered in a watery-grave area of the Atlantic known infamously as the Bermuda Triangle. It was marked on Cooper’s map as an “unidentified object”. Miklos sent a two-man submersible vehicle to the object 300 feet below the surface and was stunned at what he found – a bizarre structure, unlike anything he’s seen before.
The USO appears circular and has 15,300-foot-long obtrusions jutting from its sides – far too massive to be a shipwreck. The object is covered in coral which Miklos estimates to be thousands of years old. According to Miklos:
“It’s almost like there are five arms coming out of a steep wall cliff and each one of these is the size of a gun on a battleship. They’re enormous and then there’s five over here and five over there, 15 in total. There’s identical formations in three different areas and they don’t look nature made, they don’t look man made, certainly nothing I’ve ever seen based on my experience and I have years of experience at doing this. We’ve identified multiple different types of shipwreck material. This doesn’t match or look anything like that.”
Recalling Cooper’s notation of the object as “unidentified”, it struck him that the astronaut had left behind an earth-shattering clue:
“Then it made sense to me why it wasn’t identified as a shipwreck by Gordon… he had to mean it might be something from another world. Gordon believed in aliens. He believed that we had visitors from other planets and he also believed that a lot of these things landed in this particular part of the world.”
Gordon Cooper’s stance on UFOs
In the later part of his life, Gordon Cooper became an outspoken supporter of UFOs and believed the government was covering up knowledge of extra-terrestrial activity. In 1985, he admitted to a United Nations panel:
“I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth.”
Gordon’s strong beliefs came from decades of watching unusual phenomena in the skies, in outer space, and on the screens of radar instruments. Miklos recalls:
“In the early days he wasn’t going to overstep the bounds of what he could reveal out of fear of getting killed. So, he kept a lid on it, he kept a lot of it quiet until later in his life. So, the man I knew wasn’t a whack job, he wasn’t hallucinating, and he wasn’t making things up to gain attention, that wasn’t him. He truly believed in what he saw and he tried to tell it in such a way to make people believe it and he knew because of his background in NASA as a rocket scientist.”
Miklos and his team plan to send an expedition to the area to study the object more carefully. The expedition should launch in 2019.