A mysterious metal sphere washed up on a beach in Japan, perplexing locals and sparking a flurry of theories. However, authorities have been unable to identify the object or its origin, and the bomb squad and police assigned to investigate have been unable to shed any light on the matter.
The locals in the coastal city of Hamamatsu refer to it as the “Godzilla egg,” “mooring buoy,” and “from outer space.” The rusty metal sphere is approximately 1.5m (4.9ft) long and 4.9ft wide.
When a beach runner noticed the strange object, they notified the police. Authorities cordoned off the area and used X-rays to study the object, which confirmed that it was harmless. The beach runner reported that they tried to push the ball, but it wouldn’t budge.
Local authorities plan to remove the sphere shortly. However, this incident has caused some alarm due to reports that the US shot down an unknown Chinese surveillance balloon earlier in the month.
In response, Japan and China held their first high-level security dialogue in four years. As a result, both sides agreed to work towards setting up a hotline for communication in the spring.
Source: NY Post