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'Metal starfish' discovered in Rhode Island

Posted on Saturday, 12 August, 2017 | Comment icon 31 comments
A mysterious object found in the surf on a beach in Westerly has been raising eyebrows this week.
Situated in the shallows a short distance from the Watch Hill lighthouse, the object, which features 8 stainless steel 'legs' and is capped with concrete, has left local authorities scratching their heads.

"It looks like a metal starfish because it has these eight legs that go down from the center," said Peter Brockmann, president of the East Beach Association.

"Many locals don't remember seeing it before last summer. The harbor master has never seen it or heard of it before so it's a real mystery."

"How it got here. It's the strangest thing because this not something that floats. It's very heavy."

The mystery object has since been cordoned off and is due to be removed as early as next week.

Source: wpri.com | Comments (31)

Tags: Westerly, Rhode Island

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #22 Posted by DragonFire22 on 17 August, 2017, 6:54
This ain't no damn aliens... unless they use bolts just like we do.
Comment icon #23 Posted by ChaosRose on 17 August, 2017, 7:21
Well, of course, they brought us the bolts. And velcro.
Comment icon #24 Posted by XenoFish on 17 August, 2017, 21:44
I think I might know what it is. It could be a homemade beach umbrella anchor. http://wpri.com/2017/08/15/removal-of-mystery-object-off-westerly-beach-canceled/ Given the size of it. That might be what it is.
Comment icon #25 Posted by travelnjones on 17 August, 2017, 22:07
housing for a satellite dish littered into the sea?
Comment icon #26 Posted by seanjo on 18 August, 2017, 7:23
Good a theory as any,it'sdefinitelymeant to be the base support for some kind of pole.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Lilly on 18 August, 2017, 11:14
Whatever it is, it isn't from aliens nor does it appear to be ofnefarious intent. I'm opting for it being a beach umbrella support.
Comment icon #28 Posted by travelnjones on 18 August, 2017, 20:40
it looks small enough to pull out of the sand. or get a rope and the people there to pull. Give a hoot don't pollute.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Farmer77 on 18 August, 2017, 21:08
Im going with it being the base for a North Korean rocket system , theyre prepping for their invasion!
Comment icon #30 Posted by Hammerclaw on 19 August, 2017, 6:02
It could be an old mine, loaded with explosives.
Comment icon #31 Posted by taniwha on 19 August, 2017, 8:12

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