Treasure Hunter Discovers 'USO' Buried Beneath Bermuda Triangle
Treasure hunter Darrell Miklos discovered an unidentified submerged object (USO) buried beneath the Bermuda Triangle while filming the Discovery Channel documentary series Cooper's Treasure.
Miklos used maps given to him by longtime friend and astronaut Gordon Cooper to find the object, which was found at an undisclosed location near the Bahamas. The maps, made by Cooper in the 1960s, show more than 100 magnetic anomalies compiled by the astronaut.
At first, Miklos thought that he would unearth a shipwreck.
"I was trying to identify shipwreck material based on one of the anomaly readings on Gordon's charts when I noticed something that stuck out, that shocked me," Miklos told the Daily Mail.
Instead, he found a USO with fifteen 300-foot-long structures jutting from it.
"We were doing a scene where I was sitting in a two man submersible," Miklos explained. "We were out in the Bahamas and we were on an English shipwreck trail, somehow related to Sir Francis Drake."
"I was trying to identify shipwreck material based on one of the anomaly readings on Gordon's charts when I noticed something that stuck out, that shocked me," he said.
"It was also something that was completely different from anything that I've seen that was made by nature," continued Miklos. "It was a formation unlike anything I've ever seen related to shipwreck material, it was too big for that."
"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, fifteen in total," he said.
"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," Miklos said of the object.
The depth at the site is 300' at its deepest, and the object is covered in coral that Miklos believes could be hundreds, or even thousands, of years old.
The uniqueness of the object and its association with Cooper--who was famously a believer in the UFO phenomenon--had Miklos wondering if perhaps the object could be extraterrestrial in nature; the astronaut had written "unexplained object" on the map in the object's location.
"I investigated some of Gordon's charts, I realized that there was something else on there that Gordon was referring to," said Miklos.
"Then it made sense to me why it wasn't identified as a shipwreck...he had to mean it might be something from another world," he continued. "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."
Cooper's maps have led Miklos to dozens of significant shipwrecks on the show--including a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus’ ships--but this is the first time Miklos has dived into Cooper's interest in ufology.
"I want to investigate it," Miklos said. "I want to see what it is, because it may be nature made, just a freak of nature, but given its placement in this particular part of the Caribbean and given what Gordon [Cooper] has told me about visitors from another planet and the things that I've seen, I think it's definitely worthwhile investigating."