The Aliens Are Coming!
The aliens are throwing out their trash! Ok, so I don't know if that is true, but I love reading about weird stuff falling out of the sky.
Yahoo.com reports that a large metallic ball fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency.
The hollow ball with a circumference of 43 inches was found near a village in the north of the country some 480 miles from the capital Windhoek, according to police forensics director Paul Ludik.
Locals had heard several small explosions a few days beforehand, he said. Which makes me think the aliens might really be coming this time!!
With a diameter of 14 inches, the ball has a rough surface and appears to consist of "two halves welded together".
It was made of a "metal alloy known to man" and weighed 13 pounds, said Ludik.
It was found 18 meters from its landing spot, a hole 33 centimeters deep and 3.8 meters wide.
Several such balls have dropped in southern Africa, Australia and Latin America in the past twenty years, authorities found in an Internet search.
The sphere was discovered mid-November, but authorities first did tests before announcing the find.
Police deputy inspector general Vilho Hifindaka concluded the sphere did not pose any danger.
"It is not an explosive device, but rather hollow, but we had to investigate all this first," he said.
I admit that this is very odd. I just hope these metal balls don't start dropping out of the sky in Twin Falls. I would hate to see someone get tagged by one outside of Walmart. Ouch!