Are there underwater alien bases in the seas? It sounds like something from Jules Verne, one of the first science fiction writers, or maybe Aquaman. Still, there are a couple of interesting recent developments related to human-made underwater bases and questions about those possibly not made by humans.
The first development relates to UFOs, and the second relates to undersea datacenters possibly opening off the US coast by the end of 2022.
First, as surreal as it is, Congress has introduced legislation to create an Unidentified Aerospace-Undersea Phenomena Joint Program Office, excluding man-made objects. Thus, it implies there might be evidence that these objects could be of extraterrestrial origin. (Unless it’s all BS, who can say?)
“The revised definition of ‘UFO’…includes ‘transmedium’ objects which, according to lawmakers, ‘transition between space and the atmosphere, or between the atmosphere and bodies of water,'” reported The Hill.
Do Transmedium Objects Travel to Underwater Bases?
Talk about sounding like science fiction, but this seems to indicate that objects, perhaps like the famous Tic Tac UAPs seen in 2004, are just at home underwater as in the air or space. If this is true, then the next question is, “Where are these objects going?” Could they be traveling to some sort of underwater bases? It’s been a staple of Sci-Fi, but if this is potentially real, could there be a real-life submerged Atlantis?
There have also been long-standing rumors of real-life underwater bases, such as along the Malibu coast, not far from the famous Tic Tac sighting. Scientists have studied an anomalous structure, Sycamore Knoll, and they say it’s a natural geological formation created by tectonic forces on the seafloor. The 3-mile wide oval-shaped terrace looks like a roofed structure as seen on Googe Earth.
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Navy footage shows a spherical UFO that seems to dive into the ocean near the coast of San Diego in 2019. For another example, a 2013 video shows a UAP in Puerto Rico that inexplicably splits in two and disappears under the sea.
For now, we can only speculate about underwater bases which are not man-made. But on the other hand, it can’t be ruled out either. As much as 80% of the sea’s depths are still left unexplored over 152 years after Jule’s Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Man-Made Underwater Bases
As for large man-made underwater bases, those are also the subject of speculation. Smaller ones housing a few people have been around since the 60s. That’s when famous ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau stayed in a habitat called Conshelf, 33 feet below the surface off the coast of Marseilles, France. Then Conshelf II in the Red Sea housed aquanauts for a month 36 feet below water.
Cousteau’s grandson has plans for a much larger base called Proteus (see the section below).
Since the 60s, plans for deep-sea manned government bases existed, and there is a known bass from WWII under a lake, in Bayview, Idaho, according to How Stuff Works. Possibly, there could be large undersea bases today. Advanced submarines can serve as mobile bases anywhere. For example, a nuclear submarine could remain underwater for 25 years.
China has reportedly had plans for an undersea base in the South China Sea for many years. Chinese news suggests plans are moving ahead with an unmanned base. Meanwhile, Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island has caverns turned into underwater routes for submarines to an underground naval base.
According to Futurism, plans for a Chinese deep sea base indicated it could be run by artificial intelligence and robots. That raises an interesting point because if there are submerged bases of extraterrestrial origin, AI may control them. For that matter, the mysterious objects diving into the sea could be AI technology.
For years, there has been a push to submerge more human technology beneath the sea.
Undersea Data Centers Opening in 2022
In 2021, Microsoft reported on a 2-year experiment called Natick on an underwater data center, a 12-meter steel cylinder sunk 117 feet deep off the coast of Scotland. The design was intended to stay underwater for five years before requiring maintenance above water (more in the video below). During that time, sea creatures find refuge around them, although such life is disrupted later.
Now, a company called Subsea Cloud has plans to open undersea data centers off the coast of the US before the end of 2022. By going aquatic, the data centers can be close to populated coastal areas, and they say they can rapidly deploy pods anywhere worldwide with “no upper limit on deployment numbers.”
According to the Register:
“Subsea, which says it has already deployed its technology with ‘a friendly government faction,’ plans to put its first commercial pod into the water before the end of this year near Port Angeles, Washington.”
This data center has been named Jules Verne and will be a 20-foot pod. Since they are underwater, the pods have much-reduced needs for cooling with reduced power and CO2 emissions. Using offshore wind as energy, they could rely on clean energy sources like the Microsoft data center. But the real draw for corporations could be that it’s cheaper, with proximity to highly-populated areas along the coasts.
Jules Verne comprises 800 servers and will be in shallow waters, thus an easily observed model. There are also plans for centers in deeper waters in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.
More on the Microsoft Underwater Data Centers from Tech Vision:
Proteus Underwater Base
While the data centers are mostly unmanned, Fabien Cousteau plans to build a 4,000-square-foot modular base called Proteus. The aquanaut is the grandson of famous ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
“The project is named for Proteus, the Greek primordial sea god who was known to be a keeper of knowledge—and could assume different shapes. This is where the project itself gets its inspiration,” wrote Forbes.
One tradition described Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, as the Egyptian Cetes, son of Poseidon.
The station, 60 feet underwater, could allow researchers to stay submerged for weeks or months off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea.
Cousteau previously stayed in a smaller base built in 1986 called the Aquarius in the Florida Keys for a month in 2014. While six could stay there, Proteus would have room for 12 people. The estimated cost was $135 million, which Cousteau is working to raise. When finished, it would be a refuge for international researchers like the International Space Station of the sea.
In 2020, the projected completion date for Proteus was three years. He also has plans for Triton, a base designed to withstand pressures at 600 feet deep.
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