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'Metal starfish' discovered in Rhode Island

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Parsec

Installation art? 

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Orphalesion

A cosplay prop?

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b0wn

The thing is only a foot or so long, he's standing next to it in the water.. just pull it out? LOL

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Paradoxial

Definitely the drainage plug that drains the ocean.....

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Matt221

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." Errrr could it be that it wasn't there then 

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XenoFish

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Yes this looks very "alien" to me. Almost as if some advance technology from an ancient space faring race created it.:rolleyes:

Those look like 3/8-16 bolts. It probably came off a boat or was tossed out in a storm, who knows.

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Grandpa Greenman

Look like part of a small jet motor  to me.  

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Wyld.wulf

It's the weapon from Krull!!

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Hawken

It would be interesting to have an update on what it is. Probably an industrial strength egg beater that restaurants use.

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seanjo

When they wont show you a steady full picture of an object, you know they are trying to make this more mysterious and "news" worthy. Looks like an antenna base to me.

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seanjo
13 hours ago, b0wn said:

The thing is only a foot or so long, he's standing next to it in the water.. just pull it out? LOL

It's embedded in concrete, it's bloody heavy.

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seanjo
10 hours ago, Grandpa Greenman said:

Look like part of a small jet motor  to me.  

What part of a "jet motor" has a concrete base to it?

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Matt221

The Bolts would come in handy and the rest of it could go on the"I'll keep that it'll come in handy"pile of stuff in my shed

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XenoFish

It's probably some kind of homemade anchor.  The metal could be stainless steel or aluminium. To be honest it looks like it's made of aluminum bolted together with concrete "feet".  The feet are pvc pipe with concrete in them. Plus it's welded around the ring part. 

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Grandpa Greenman
7 hours ago, seanjo said:

What part of a "jet motor" has a concrete base to it?

I didn't notice the concrete, so am going to go with Xeno, homemade achor.

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Matt221
4 hours ago, XenoFish said:

It's probably some kind of homemade anchor.  The metal could be stainless steel or aluminium. To be honest it looks like it's made of aluminum bolted together with concrete "feet".  The feet are pvc pipe with concrete in them. Plus it's welded around the ring part. 

Could be an old mooring of some kind uncovered by the sand shifting about

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XenoFish

Maybe we'll get an update on what it actually is.

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seanjo
2 hours ago, Grandpa Greenman said:

I didn't notice the concrete, so am going to go with Xeno, homemade achor.

Even so, I can tell you now as an Aircraft mechanic for 30 odd years, even if there had been no concrete, that assembly resembles no part of a jet engine I have ever seen.

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seanjo
4 hours ago, XenoFish said:

It's probably some kind of homemade anchor.  The metal could be stainless steel or aluminium. To be honest it looks like it's made of aluminum bolted together with concrete "feet".  The feet are pvc pipe with concrete in them. Plus it's welded around the ring part. 

I'll be more convinced of that theory if/when it's weight is known, if it's too heavy for a fella to chuck off a boat and haul it back in, then it can't be a home made anchor. Then again, maybe that's why it is where it is....Having said that it seems too intricate for an anchor, why not just embed a large metal ring instead of those brackets and bolts.

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XenoFish
25 minutes ago, seanjo said:

I'll be more convinced of that theory if/when it's weight is known, if it's too heavy for a fella to chuck off a boat and haul it back in, then it can't be a home made anchor. Then again, maybe that's why it is where it is....Having said that it seems too intricate for an anchor, why not just embed a large metal ring instead of those brackets and bolts.

I'm just making assumptions. I have no honest clue what it is or what it was used for. It looks like an anchor to me, even if it's too heavy for someone to toss it out, doesn't mean it can not be mechanically lowered.

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Jakson

It's missing probably the most important information in both the article and reporting. About how big is this thing?

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DragonFire22

This ain't no damn aliens... unless they use bolts just like we do.

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GlitterRose
25 minutes ago, DragonFire22 said:

This ain't no damn aliens... unless they use bolts just like we do.

Well, of course, they brought us the bolts. And velcro. 

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