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The mystery ball from space: Experts baffled by metal sphere that crashed to Earth in remote area
Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 12/22/2011 8:31:54 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

It is a mysterious ball that looks like a prop from a science fiction film - and nobody can explain where it came from.

Police have been left baffled after a strange metal sphere fell to the ground in a remote area of northern Namibia, Africa.

It weighs around 13lbs, has a diameter of 14 inches and its rough surface looks like ‘two halves welded together’, said police forensics director Paul Ludik.

When the craft came down it caused a crater 12 inches deep and 13ft wide, although the ball itself was some 60ft away.

Locals claimed to have heard several explosions in the days before it was discovered by a farmer on his land.


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1 posted on 12/22/2011 8:31:57 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could be from some satellite????


2 posted on 12/22/2011 8:33:26 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pretty large leap calling it a “craft”.

I don’t believe a word of the story.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 8:34:04 PM PST by DManA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 12/22/2011 8:34:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is what is left of the collective family jewels of the House GOP leadership after they caved in on the Social Security tax reduction extension fiasco.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 8:37:11 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Matt Damon’s criticism reached Obama’s planet?


6 posted on 12/22/2011 8:37:58 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Quix

ANOTHER strange metal object from the sky ping!


7 posted on 12/22/2011 8:38:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Siamese boobs


8 posted on 12/22/2011 8:39:53 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Police have been left baffled after a strange metal sphere fell to the ground in a remote area of northern Namibia, Africa.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 8:39:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sputnick?


10 posted on 12/22/2011 8:40:39 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t say as I see any heat from the re-entry from space. Interesting none the less.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 8:40:46 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: DBrow

“sky ping”

I used to watch that TV show as a kid. Never missed it. ;>


12 posted on 12/22/2011 8:41:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s the Legendary Rita X’s Mother Ship!!


13 posted on 12/22/2011 8:41:04 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like a fuel tank:

Two satellite fuel tanks survive re-entry

14 posted on 12/22/2011 8:41:16 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a pressure vessel or an accumulator from a spacecraft or aircraft.

You can see melted metal where the lines to and from it melted from the fittings, which are the bumps on each side.

It does not look like one of ours.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 8:41:32 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Waiting for opening... GOP Leaderships plan...


16 posted on 12/22/2011 8:41:40 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuPtOtGF4TY

quite a ways south of Moline...


17 posted on 12/22/2011 8:42:26 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

14” diameter metal sphere leaving a 12” deep crater means this thing was only 100 feet high at best. Cannon?


18 posted on 12/22/2011 8:43:33 PM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

klaatu barada nikto


19 posted on 12/22/2011 8:44:12 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another Joe Dirt meteorite.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 8:44:32 PM PST by TADSLOS (Rick Perry- The Double Dipping il Duce. He'll overhaul congress and make the trains run on time.)
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To: Flightdeck

Missbuster?


21 posted on 12/22/2011 8:45:11 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Look like a tank for storing some kind of fluid. There’s not evidence at all that it came from space. This is ridiculous. Stupid British media at work again. At least the story isn’t written in rhyme.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 8:45:32 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What ever you do don’t go poking it with a stick. Never poke anything from outer space with a stick. Jus’ sayin’.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 8:47:40 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Parley Baer
I can’t say as I see any heat from the re-entry from space.

Look at the melted bumps on either end.

/johnny

24 posted on 12/22/2011 8:47:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Spaceballs?


25 posted on 12/22/2011 8:48:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lost and found ad in the NY Slimes:

Have you seen my balls? Last seen in the vicinity of low Earth orbit traveling 17,500 mph. from a place near the International Space Station. Made of machined titanium about 14 inches in diameter with nipples on opposite ends, and weigh about 13 lbs. a piece. Side effect from possession of these objects include an increase in libido and testicular fortitude plus a passion hot women, fast cars and Italian cuisine.
If you have think you have seen these celestial spheres please call Larry@NASA at 1-800-BGBALLS or email me at larry@nasa.gov. Call me in the next two hours and receive a free set of space pens and collector’s set of Ginsu knives.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 8:48:40 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: al baby

I was going to ask if anyone called Mythbusters. Seems to me Jamie lost a cannon ball a while back ;)

I however think it’s the fuel tank pictured earlier in the thread.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 8:52:17 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Randy Matson got off one legendary shot-put throw at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. Looks like it finally came down. Get out the tape measure.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 8:52:27 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like a small fuel tank for a Satelite or a space probe that finally returned to earth nothing more.


29 posted on 12/22/2011 8:54:00 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
‘two halves welded together’

Do aliens use MIG welders, or ARC welders?

30 posted on 12/22/2011 8:55:29 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have checked with International Space Command. They identified it as a UFO Thingy—unidentified falling object thingy. They request you contact them if the top starts to unscrew spontaneously, or if you happen to see Tom Cruise running away from it.


31 posted on 12/22/2011 8:56:46 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: chemicalman
Do aliens use MIG welders, or ARC welders?

Most Mexicans use arc welders. Whoops wrong aliens...

32 posted on 12/22/2011 8:57:03 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
There’s not evidence at all that it came from space. This is ridiculous

Not ridiculous. It gets added to The List.

Summary of Recovered Reentry Debris

33 posted on 12/22/2011 8:57:50 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: chemicalman; a fool in paradise
The mystery ball from space: Experts baffled by metal sphere that crashed to Earth in remote area

When I grow up I'll be a baffled expert. I mean that must be a well paying job with few qualifications required.

34 posted on 12/22/2011 8:57:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Police have been left baffled

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Yeah, they must have tasered it 50 times, discharged 573 rounds into it, and it still won’t lay face down and comply and bleed.


35 posted on 12/22/2011 8:59:24 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: mylife

That post really needs a Barf alert.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 9:00:56 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Heck, you would think a thing from outer space peeps would be so advanced it would not have a seam! Like my brother said about Star Trek, the next Generation: "way in the future and they still haven't found a cure for baldness?"
37 posted on 12/22/2011 9:01:54 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why isn’t it just some space trash? I thought there was tons of it up there.


38 posted on 12/22/2011 9:01:59 PM PST by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Flightdeck

Punkin’ Chunkin’


39 posted on 12/22/2011 9:02:15 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Man anyone can see this is a neutron flux reducer from class V Zebulon-7 space freighter. Obviously they did an emergency refueling in our solar system and recharged the main anti matter reactor. Quite common really.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 9:02:23 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

41 posted on 12/22/2011 9:06:38 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: Charles Henrickson

That was funnnnnnnnny!


42 posted on 12/22/2011 9:07:28 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Sputnik.

Iran?


43 posted on 12/22/2011 9:08:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has Chuck Yeager been flying again?

44 posted on 12/22/2011 9:12:47 PM PST by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: jmacusa
Never poke anything from outer space with a stick.

You waited long enough to give us that bit of wisdom... Uh... what do we do if it's already been stick-poked? No, seriously... ;)

/johnny

45 posted on 12/22/2011 9:12:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Roscoe Karns

WILSONNN!!!!!


46 posted on 12/22/2011 9:13:39 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

“titanium pressure spheres” seem to be common debris looking over your list. That is probably what this is.


47 posted on 12/22/2011 9:14:03 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"What the hell is that?"

48 posted on 12/22/2011 9:14:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MarMema

If you meant to say “spaced-out trash”, then maybe it would be one of Sean Penn’s balls.


49 posted on 12/22/2011 9:15:45 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Charles Henrickson

Yes, funny funny movie. We watched it when our kids were young and was about the funniest thing we have ever seen.


50 posted on 12/22/2011 9:16:21 PM PST by taterjay
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