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Unidentified object careens through roof of building
whdh.com ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 12/03/2011 1:42:15 PM PST by smokingfrog

PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- A piece of debris came crashing through the roof of a building in Plymouth.

Investigators are not sure where the piece of debris came from or what it came from. However, they do know it came from far up because the force of the object falling tore a hole through the roof of a building.

Luckily, the object fell into an empty room and no one was hurt.

Andrew McWilliams, an employee at Michael’s Warehouse, was shocked when he opened a door in his office to see the debris on the floor.

“And that was the first thing I saw. We couldn’t see the daylight at first, we moved some stuff around and you could see there was a hole in the roof,” said McWilliams.

A mysterious metal object had shot through the building’s roof and office ceiling like a bullet.

“Judging from the weight of the object, someone would have been killed,” said McWilliams.

The company owner, a frequent flyer himself, immediately thought it must be a part from an airplane.

“It was seven or eight inches long, three inches around. It kind of looked like an axle to me, something round and solid steel,” said Michael Fucchini, the owner of Michael’s Warehouse.

Plymouth Police are investigating.

“At this point we can only speculate that it came off an aircraft, we are taking steps to determine if that is the case. We are investigating further and we are in contact with the FAA,” said Capt. John Rogers of the Plymouth Police Department.

Police sent the object to an aviation expert to confirm if it did come from an airplane. Those experts said it does not appear to be from a plane.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: metal; mystery; plymouth

1 posted on 12/03/2011 1:42:25 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

No need to panic, simply a rods from gods practice round.


2 posted on 12/03/2011 1:47:05 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: smokingfrog

“The company owner, a frequent flyer himself, immediately thought it must be a part from an airplane.”

And of course being a frequent flyer qualifies him to be an expert in aviation metallurgy.


3 posted on 12/03/2011 1:47:48 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: smokingfrog
Hmmm...


4 posted on 12/03/2011 1:48:15 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: smokingfrog
Previous thread made a good case for being a drill bit that broke off in the hole and left in place.

They blast a lot of rock in MA to build things.

5 posted on 12/03/2011 1:56:19 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

I lost a thick lexan window from a P-Baron @ 15,000 feet. It landed in an amusement park, slicing thru a hot dog food stand.


6 posted on 12/03/2011 2:04:14 PM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Deaf Smith

I wonder if it could be part of a wood chipper?


7 posted on 12/03/2011 2:06:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
it didn’t have x-37B on it anywhere did it?
8 posted on 12/03/2011 2:15:56 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: smokingfrog

If it was from one of these, it would have been more brick like in shape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8GX6RZobPk&feature=related


9 posted on 12/03/2011 2:17:54 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith
Never seen a shredder that big before.
10 posted on 12/03/2011 2:31:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve seen something recently that looked almost exactly like this object. A very old tree blew over in the local park, and in the roots at its base was a collection of oyster shells and old glass bottles ... and a cylindrical object that resembled this thing almost to a T. I’m going out there tomorrow; it’s probably still there.


11 posted on 12/03/2011 2:49:54 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: smokingfrog

Brilliant Pebble projectile?


12 posted on 12/03/2011 3:02:56 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: smokingfrog

Shades of “dead like me”. http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0348913/


13 posted on 12/03/2011 3:12:35 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: Iron Munro
Actually if their building is close to a highway and someone was bush-hogging near by, it probably came from there. The cut in the end looks like a blade mark.
14 posted on 12/03/2011 3:18:44 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: Iron Munro
"Brilliant Pebble projectile?"

More like a piece of satellite that recently reentered the atmosphere and after some internal explosion. pieces where temporarily sent back into orbit.

15 posted on 12/03/2011 3:30:12 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That thing is really chewed up. That doesn’t look like damage caused by hitting the roof.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 3:34:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: blackdog

I’ll bet that got your attention....and made your day. Glad you get to talk about it.


17 posted on 12/03/2011 4:02:28 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Quix

Ping! Mysterious metal aerial object.


18 posted on 12/03/2011 4:13:38 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
"I’ve seen something recently that looked almost exactly like this object. A very old tree blew over in the local park, and in the roots at its base was a collection of oyster shells and old glass bottles ... and a cylindrical object that resembled this thing almost to a T. I’m going out there tomorrow; it’s probably still there."

A relic hunter's dream! Watch out though, could be a Civil War Parrot shell if it looks like the thing in the pic. Please post back about what you find. Bottles too!
19 posted on 12/03/2011 4:35:24 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

You walked away from archeological treasure? Lots of folk would have scraped it but I would have put it in my collection.


20 posted on 12/03/2011 5:16:20 PM PST by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: smokingfrog
It beats having an airplane toilet seat hit you on the head.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 5:50:30 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Loud "Boom", followed by yaw and oxygen behind the seat. Besides that and the fear factor of two passengers in club seating, it was not that big of a deal.

Nobody ever could explain how or why? It was there one second and gone the next.

58-P is a lot of plane to manage. Jets are simpler.

22 posted on 12/03/2011 6:14:39 PM PST by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: DBrow

THANKS for your kind ping.


23 posted on 12/03/2011 6:14:39 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Home made cannon any one.

Dropping a round hunk of steel down the barrel and touching it off who know where it would land


24 posted on 12/03/2011 6:15:53 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: AndrewB
A relic hunter's dream! Watch out though, could be a Civil War Parrot shell if it looks like the thing in the pic. Please post back about what you find. Bottles too!

I counted the rings on the tree stump, and it was about 50 years old. Nothing really antique there, I'd say, but I'll take your advice and exercise caution.

25 posted on 12/03/2011 8:03:53 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Iron Munro
Brilliant Pebble projectile?

Nope, that would have vaporized the building.

F=ma

26 posted on 12/03/2011 9:12:41 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: blackdog
I've got just over 4000 hrs in C-130s. Things can get real busy real quick when the SHTF....
27 posted on 12/05/2011 4:16:53 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Someone threw it out the window of a plane.


28 posted on 12/05/2011 4:27:48 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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