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Unidentified floating object in UK river


Posted on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: CC 2.0 John Salmon

 
By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

A mysterious object found floating in the River Parrett has caught people's attention around the world.

Crowds of people flocked to Bridgwater in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the object that was thought by observers to be everything from a turtle to a dead body. Interest in the event was so great that it became a top trending topic on Twitter. Unfortunately however the mysterious object disappeared before it could be identified.

"The market town, which has a population of almost 34,000, was brought to a standstill after crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the object."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by Venonat on 7 April, 2011, 16:27
Well mobsters will know where to dump bodies now since the Police will just let them float away. It looks like the same skin tone, better to be safe than sorry.
Comment icon #18 Posted by zenfahr on 7 April, 2011, 20:42
got to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read. Slow news day or something? Look something in the water, gosh dont take it out and look at it, lets just speculate what it could be! Better yet lets twitter and see how many other people will be just a dumbfounded as we are!
Comment icon #19 Posted by IamLegend on 8 April, 2011, 3:05
IT'S MANBEARPIG!!!! DUN-DUN-DUN.
Comment icon #20 Posted by snuffypuffer on 8 April, 2011, 5:02
Slow news day? Nobody's kicking over dustbins in Shaftsbury lately?
Comment icon #21 Posted by donaldex on 8 April, 2011, 5:17
the fact they were to lazy and stupid enough to not fish the object out did not surprise me at all. This is a country still so ignorant they have a bunch of inbreds called the royals that they adore and give money .
Comment icon #22 Posted by Oppono Astos on 9 April, 2011, 8:54
Must be short on entertainment in Bridgwater if the town is again brought to a standstill while peeps flock to see a dead animal in the river. Update at the with another equally poor photo. Edit: Guess small things do make news in the Bridgwater Gazette - currently the 3rd most read news item is "Traffic light glitch is fixed"
Comment icon #23 Posted by Urisk on 9 April, 2011, 22:02
I think you'll find it's more we just tollerate them. I can't believe people are getting so uptight about this story. Calm down folks or you're going to pop an artery Don't you guys get the pointless "skateboarding otter" stories in the press Stateside? Sure makes less-depressing reading than people blowing each other up all the time. True up here we get charming stories about how well-known breeding pairs of ospreys are starting to return to their territories rather than a load of people pointing at a thing in a river, but still. The way you guys are all ... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by dugsey on 15 April, 2011, 20:50
Hey Guys, if you knew this river you would not want to go in it ! Its deep, fast, and very very muddy with steep deep mud banks ! No one goes in there for any reason. If they have to get a body out, its a matter of sending for specilist rescue craft or even a Hover Craft. But its so fast at times that a body would be miles away in a very short time. It's also tidal with the second biggest rise and fall in the world at the river mouth.
Comment icon #25 Posted by 6181143919 on 7 May, 2011, 17:47
wow! it all goes down in Somerset I tell ya!!
Comment icon #26 Posted by Setton on 8 May, 2011, 19:25
Well, that was constructive. Firstly the two are not remotely linked. If you're going to post for no reason than to have a go at the royal family, at least try to make some kind of semi-reasonable connection. Secondly, would you want to be the person who jumps in this river and, if you survive, get to drag yourself out, soaking wet and muddy, to tell people "Er...yeah. It was a pig..."?


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