ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – Residents and the authorities in Japan are baffled after a mysterious, large metal sphere was found ashore earlier this week.
The sphere, which is about 1.5 metres wide, was spotted on a beach in Hamamatsu, a coastal city in Japan’s main island of Honshu.
It was seen by an unidentified local man, who alerted the police after noticing the unusual object on Enshuhama beach. The authorities arrived at the beach, and the bomb squad was called in to investigate the sphere.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK released footage showing two officials on the beach looking at the russet sphere, which appears to be rusty and made of metal.
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin