A Mark IV "Fat Man" bomb went missing after a plane crash over northwest B.C. in 1950. (Wikimedia Commons)
CBC: UFO? Lost Cold War nuclear weapon? Canada's navy to investigate object found off B.C. coast
Army records indicate diver may have found bomb lost by the U.S. Air Force in 1950
The Royal Canadian Navy is sending a ship to determine if a diver has discovered "the lost nuke" — a Mark IV bomb that went missing after a U.S. bomber crashed off B.C.'s North Coast in the early days of the Cold War.
Sean Smyrichinsky found the mystery object during a recent diving trip near Banks Island.
"I got a little far from my boat and I found something that I'd never ever seen before," he recalled. "It resembled, like, a bagel cut in half, and then around the bagel these bolts molded into it."
When he got back to the ship he tried to describe the object to his crew.
"I came out from the dive and I came up and I started telling my crew, 'My god, I found a UFO. I found the strangest thing I'd ever seen!'"
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More News On The Possibility That A Missing Cold War Nuclear Bomb has been Found Off the Coast of British Colombia
Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast -- The Guardian
Diver finds object that could be 'lost nuke' missing since Cold War -- The Independent
Sunken Treasure? Canadian Diver May Have Found Missing Cold War Era Nuke -- Sputnik
Canadian army interested in old nuke that may have been found off Haida Gwaii -- Calgary Sun/Vancouver Sun
WNU Editor: A few days ago a commentator remarked that a missing nuclear bomb may have been found off the coast of BC. (I think it was you Jay who gave me a heads-up on this story). Honestly .... I thought it was a joke .... until tonight.