• Convair B-36B

Convair B-36B (Photo : graphmaster/YouTube)

Diver Sean Smyrichinsky, during a recent diving trip near Banks Island in Canada, claimed to have found a Mark IV bomb that was missing when a U.S. bomber crashed off North Coast in British Columbia during the early days of the Cold War.

The Royal Canadian Navy would deploy a vessel to check the diver’s find, CBC reported. Smyrichinsky dived near Haida Gwaii, an archipelago 80 kilometers west of BC, actually looking for fish for the next day, The Guardian reported.

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Smyrichinksy described what he saw as looking like a bagel cut in half and surrounding the bagel are bolts molded into it. When he returned to his ship, he told his crew, “I found a UFO. I found the strangest thing I’d ever seen!”

When he investigated what he found, Smyrichinsky said he learned that there was a U.S. Air Force bomber, the Convair B-36B, which crashed off BC in 1950. According to historian Dirk Septer, in a book published in early 2016, three engines of the aircraft caught fire over Canada’s northwest coast on Feb. 13, 1950.

After four years, the plane’s wreck was found in the coastal mountains of BC. The U.S. eventually admitted it lost its first nuclear bomb. When Smyrichinsky searched the bomb on Google images, he confirmed it was what he saw. With the Google photo, the diver said, “What else could it possibly be?” I was thinking UFO, but probably not a UFO.”

The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed the location of bomb as coinciding with the 1950 crash site, Major Steve Neta said. He added according to record, it was just a dummy capsule, which means there is hardly any risk of what Smyrichinsky saw being a nuclear weapon