UFO Found in Austria

A UFO (Underground Freaky Object) has been located in Austria by a farmer searching for his lost cat.

“I managed to get a big magnet which I dangled down there and it clearly fastened onto something at the bottom — so there is something large and metallic about down there,” he said. “It also sounds as if there is a hollow space around about whatever the metal object is. It sounds as if there is a room underneath.”

He even called a local plumber, who lowered a camera down the pit on a rope — but the camera failed just as it reached the object. Knoglinger said that the interference may have been caused by “some sort of electrical field.”

The details are here.

Geologists and archaeologists will be investigating just in case the buried object is not in fact from outer space.


  1. #1 Doug Alder
    March 14, 2012

    Greg check that URL it requires an admin password 🙂

  2. #3 george.w
    March 14, 2012

    Um… I’d be pretty damn careful about large buried metallic objects in Austria. The word “Boom!” comes to mind.

  3. #4 Greg Laden
    March 14, 2012

    Link fixed.

    Of course, this is a lot more interesting if you’ve seen the movie “Chronicle”

  4. #5 Michael
    March 15, 2012

    According to authorities, the hole was drilled in September 1962 in a search for oil (and there is more than one). Originally it was 52 m deep. An explosive charge was detonated at its bottom to generate shock waves which were detected with geophones – to survey the underground structure. The hole was later sealed using soil etc. It probably collaped due to ground water activity.
    If you know German, you can read it here:

  5. #6 F
    March 17, 2012

    So this guy has an otherwise normal magnet which he had expected to also work on cats?

  6. #7 g724
    March 18, 2012

    1) UXO: un-exploded ordnance, left over from WW2. Given this possibility, he needs to call his local fire department ASAP, who will know how to reach the correct branch of the military to deal with this possibility.

    2) Buried water or fuel tank. If fuel, then possibly still a fire or explosion hazard, if the fuel has not all leaked out or evaporated. Still something to call the fire department about. If it’s water-related infrastructure, they will refer it to the municipal water & sewage agency to deal with.

    3) Some other object related to military or civilian infrastructure from decades past. Once again, the fire department is the best place to start.

    Word to the wise: if you find unknown objects in or under the ground in your yard, don’t call the news media. Because even if you’re completely rational about the whole thing (plus or minus cat-magnets:-) they will turn it into a freak show.