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Posted on 03/22/2011 8:53:01 PM PDT by kitchen
This artifact was found on March 21, 2011, about 2 PM, in NW Colorado.
It was reported that it was still warm when found.
Note the characters visable in this view:
Some additional information:
... a few guys at NASA ... think it was from a Russian rocket that was sent up last weekend and that this may be a pressure tank that is attached to the fuel tank. NASA said they thought it was going down in/above L.A. ????? (Only a thousand miles off, give or take.)
The finder ... may get to keep it if Russia does not want it back, one of the guys at NASA stated we have a treaty with Russia, we return theirs and they return ours.
Anyone have anything constructive to offer in explanation?
It’s a drop tank from the shuttlecraft of the USS Enterprise. Obviously, Kirk was hot-dogging again.
The numbers on the sphere appear to be russian style.
Ask Sammy Hagar.
A giant steel ball?
Must be one of Chuck Norris’!
Looks like you could use it for brewing high-strength wort...
That was probably the sweage tank from ISS... heh
I remember a coast guardsman who salvaged a round tank from shuttle Challenger disaster while on duty. He said it was a round, seamless tank. They never gave him any expltanaion, yet they placed a letterer in his medical records. Be careful. Nasty chemicals in liquid propelled rockets.
The old joke in Seattle used to be, don’t worry about Russia targeting us. If they did, what-ever-it-is would likely come down in Podunk, Idaho.
A few ideas...
It dented when it hit, that means its thin
It’s got an attachment point on one end, like for a pipe or a threaded rod
Ok, here’s my conclusion. It’s a float. Like in the back of your toilet, a ball on a rod. except this one is much bigger. A very large fuel tank float. I have no idea what it would be doing in an airplane. I wouldn’t think a plane would use an old fashioned float ball to determine fuel level. cars do but cars don’t roll and dive.
Thanks. I’ll pass that on to the finder and the deputy that loaded it into his truck.
It is obviously a pod. It is going to crack open, replicate his body, and replace him with a Pod Person. He will be the first of the Pod People. We have to warn humanity.
Forgot to ask: How far was this from Dinosaur?
pardon f'''cking me? Come and get it.
However, with all the makeup our Magic Marxist Mulatto wears to cover those weird head and jaw scars, there may have been some transmission difficulties from his scull-mounted commo units.
Feel free to ask me any questions about this sort of thing. And never remove your foil cap, OK?
From the town, about 50-75 miles.
It is his birthday today.
Could be the clean copper clapper from a closet that kleptomaniac Claude Cooper from Cleveland copped.
“The finder ... may get to keep it if Russia does not want it back
pardon f’’’cking me? Come and get it.”
No its true. There’s actually a treaty between us and the Russians (and Kazakstan) that if stuff comes down you have to given it back. When we launch out of Baikonur the Russians supply big choppers and crew for disaster recovery if necessary.
why hell, it’s obviously a Mullet Snacktable!
Whatever. Possession is 9/10 of the law.
Honey, they found my left nut I blowed off in the outhouse when I lite up my smoke.
Do you hear any sounds if you put your ear next to it? Ticking, purring, or burbling sounds?
Get me another beer.
Why no link to source?
Photos and info came in an email from a friend. Good enough?
The one Pete the Proseltyzing Plumber from Peoria Prepared for Peggy’s Perusal of Paul while Performing Particular Personal Protocols?
OK, just wondering where in NW Colo?
Another possibility is hydrazine fuel tank for ACS thrusters, used on Briz M upper stage, also Briz KM - like the one that dumped GEO-IK-2-11 into a bad orbit on 1 Feb.
In which case, not a good idea to open it. Nasty stuff...
Best reply of the thread.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
From a couple other photos, there appears to be a pipe stub broken off, and a pipe plug opposite.
Another person reported seeing a meteor breaking up the previous night, maybe there are other parts yet to be found.
My treaty says finders keepers.
First photo looks like my white pumpkin that I finally threw out the other day. I knew my arm was strong, but not that strong.
On second look, it is probably a toilet float ball from one helluva large toilet. Don’t want to see who used one that size.
This is EXACTLY what I thought of, lol. Great job!
Potable water tank?
Looks like those NASA guys are right — the pressure tank.
Russian designs with German post-war contribs:
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