From space, our planet offers a unique and fascinating spectacle to scientists and explorers. Among them, the American astronaut Gordon Cooper has attracted the attention of the whole world by claiming to have seen hidden treasures from the earth orbit.
In 1963, during the Faith 7 mission of NASA's Mercury program, he observed metallic anomalies off the coasts of Florida and Mexico, interpreted as shipwrecks or ancient objects in the depths of the sea.
Strangely artificial lights and lightning
Cooper testified to seeing lights and lightning in the oceans that looked strangely artificial. Moved by this discovery, he petitioned NASA to include high-resolution cameras in future space missions to investigate these mysterious sightings. However, NASA ruled that Cooper's sightings could be caused by light reflections or atmospheric phenomena, casting doubt on the existence of hidden treasures in the oceans.
The myth of a Cooper “treasure map
There is an urban myth that Cooper discovered the hidden jewels of the lost Spanish fleet in 1715, thanks to a “treasure map” that he would have made himself with the information of his mission. However, this story lacks concrete evidence and the space agency has never investigated Cooper's claims.
Despite the lack of direct evidence, the story of Gordon Cooper and his observations from space has generated enduring interest, fueling many people's imaginations about the secrets and riches that might be hidden in the most remote places on our planet. However, it is important to maintain a scientific and critical attitude towards stories that lack concrete evidence. While hidden treasures may remain a captivating dream, it is essential to base our conclusions on solid evidence and rigorous scientific research.
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