Skip to comments.The mystery ball from space: Experts baffled by metal sphere that crashed to Earth in remote area
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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Could be from some satellite????
Pretty large leap calling it a “craft”.
I don’t believe a word of the story.
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.
Maybe Matt Damon’s criticism reached Obama’s planet?
ANOTHER strange metal object from the sky ping!
Looks like Siamese boobs
I can’t say as I see any heat from the re-entry from space. Interesting none the less.
I used to watch that TV show as a kid. Never missed it. ;>
It’s the Legendary Rita X’s Mother Ship!!
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.
Waiting for opening... GOP Leaderships plan...
quite a ways south of Moline...
14” diameter metal sphere leaving a 12” deep crater means this thing was only 100 feet high at best. Cannon?
klaatu barada nikto
Another Joe Dirt meteorite.
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.
What ever you do don’t go poking it with a stick. Never poke anything from outer space with a stick. Jus’ sayin’.
Look at the melted bumps on either end.
Lost and found ad in the NY Slimes:
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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.
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.
Looks like a small fuel tank for a Satelite or a space probe that finally returned to earth nothing more.
Do aliens use MIG welders, or ARC welders?
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.
Most Mexicans use arc welders. Whoops wrong aliens...
Not ridiculous. It gets added to The List.
When I grow up I'll be a baffled expert. I mean that must be a well paying job with few qualifications required.
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.
That post really needs a Barf alert.
Why isn’t it just some space trash? I thought there was tons of it up there.
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.
That was funnnnnnnnny!
Looks like Sputnik.
Has Chuck Yeager been flying again?
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... ;)
“titanium pressure spheres” seem to be common debris looking over your list. That is probably what this is.
"What the hell is that?"
If you meant to say “spaced-out trash”, then maybe it would be one of Sean Penn’s balls.
Yes, funny funny movie. We watched it when our kids were young and was about the funniest thing we have ever seen.
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