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Navy says, mystery object discovered off B.C. coast is not lost nuke


December 01, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A mysterious object spotted underwater off the B.C. coast is not a lost bomb believed to have crashed in the area in 1950, Canadian naval officials confirm.

According to CTV News Vancouver Island, Lt. Greg Menzies of Maritime Forces Pacific said divers have completed a probe of the object and while it may be industrial, it is not military in nature.

Menzies confirmed there is no threat to the public.

A commercial diver from Comox Valley came across the object last month in the waters off Haida Gwaii, and reported it to Canadian Armed Forces.

“I saw a really large circular object that was flat on the top that had a hole cut out of it, and I thought that's pretty strange,” diver Sean Smyrichinsky told CTV News.

Two weeks after he reported it, a friend told Smyrichinsky about an American bomber that had crashed in 1950 during a secret exercise off B.C.’s coast.

That had some thinking the object was actually an unexploded Mark 4 nuclear bomb.
But Menzies confirmed Wednesday, November 23rd, it’s not the lost ordinance it was believed to be.



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