Paranormal investigators have claimed leaked UFO pictures taken by the US Navy show UFOs hovering over the Atlantic Ocean.
Researchers believe the black and white images were taken from the USS Trepang SSN 674 submarine in March 1971 and show evidence of alien lifeforms.
The pictures are said to have been taken from the US submarine on its journey between Iceland and islands of the coast on Norway.
Alex Mistretta, an author who specialises in paranormal exploration, looked into the images after they appeared in French magazine Top Secret after an alleged leak.
Top Secret said one of the pictures had been inscribed with the words “Official Photograph. Not to be Released. CT”
Another read: “Unauthorized Disclosure Subject. Security Certificat (sic) SSN 674. Criminal Sanction.”
The USS Trepang was in the area at the time but some researchers suggest the information was easily available and could have been used to piece together a hoax.
Online commenter and fellow UFO hunter Bill Smillie said: “These look like the real deal. Possibly a shape changer which accounts for so many, yet actually a single object.”
Michael Waters said: “Some UFOs can function through and under water quite well.”
“This batch of pictures back-ups such claims but I’m not sure about their authenticity.”