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Swede Working on Sub-Tracking Device Disappears

From Reuters

A Swedish professor reported to be working on a top-secret invention to track alien submarines has disappeared without a trace in the Baltic, police said today.

Svante Oden, 62, went out alone last July in a 30-foot fishing boat equipped for his scientific research in the island-dotted waters of the Baltic north of Stockholm, a spokesman said.

Two days later, the boat was found drifting in apparently good condition but minus Oden and his technical equipment, he said.

A Swedish newspaper said today that Oden was working on an invention which would measure minute wave movements to help the hunt for submarines intruding in Swedish waters.

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The newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, quoted defense and security police sources as saying the submarine-tracking invention had raised interest in the United States and the Soviet Union.


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