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Authorities investigate mystery sphere on Japanese beach

By T.K. Randall
February 22, 2023 · Comment icon 14 comments



Police investigators were concerned that it could be a bomb. Image Credit: Twitter / NHK
A mysterious metal sphere has been the focus of much speculation since it appeared on a beach in Hamamatsu.
Authorities in Japan have been left scratching their heads over the mystery of a peculiar metallic sphere that was spotted this week on Enshu beach on the country's Pacific coast.

When it was first reported, concerns were raised that it could be some sort of bomb, prompting police to call in explosives experts to investigate it for signs that it could be a threat.

Fortunately, X-ray scans of the object revealed that it was hollow, but the mystery surrounding exactly what it is and where it came from remains ongoing.
Measuring around 1.5 meters in diameter, the rusted orangey-brown sphere appears to be made of metal and has two handles on the top, suggesting that it may have been hooked onto something.

Images have since been sent to the coast guard and to the Japanese self-defence forces in an effort to identify what it could be.

According to one local man, the sphere had actually been there for a month and he was surprised that it had suddenly become the center of attention.

You can check out footage of the object in the news report below.



Source: Guardian | Comments (14)




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Comment icon #5 Posted by Orphalesion 10 months ago
People, it's obviously a Godzilla Egg.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 10 months ago
Either a buoy off of a submarine net or a torpedo net.
Comment icon #7 Posted by flying squid 10 months ago
You nailed it @Buzz_Light_Year.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Nuclear Wessel 10 months ago
It's a ****ig buoy...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Ell 10 months ago
Can it be a globe of the moon Io?
Comment icon #10 Posted by TomO' 10 months ago
It's just a mooring buoy, used to moor large craft. Being Japan is an island in the Pacific, I'm a little surprised they didn't immediately recognize it. If it was found in Kansas, then I could understand some head-scratching. Here some pictures of others: https://icdn.tradew.com/file/201906/1573728/jpg/7152252.jpg?x-oss-process=image/quality,Q_90
Comment icon #11 Posted by Tatetopa 10 months ago
Mystery feeds stories, explanations kill them
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog 10 months ago
Maybe a spy buoy ! Surely a freaking chinese spy buoy ! 
Comment icon #13 Posted by MissJatti 10 months ago
Thats that drangons egg.... winter is coming lol
Comment icon #14 Posted by ch4rm 10 months ago
 It's me disguised as a mooring buoy. 


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