On Nov. 10, residents of Lone Khin, a Myanmar village in Southeast Asia, saw a mysterious, cylinder-shaped object plummet out of the sky toward their community and felt the earth vibrate as it hit the ground, according to U.K. Metro.
The massive object, about 12 feet long and five feet in diameter, landed near a jade mine between Hmaw His Zar and Nat Ma Pyeit villages in the Hpakant township.
Authorities have not yet confirmed what exactly the mysterious cylinder was, but one resident who witnessed the strange incident assumed that it was an engine from some sort of aircraft.
“I think it was an engine because I found a diode and many copper wires at the tail of the body,” Ko Maung Myo told the Myanmar Times. “It also looks like a jet engine block.”
Other witnesses took to social media to document the strange incident.
“Nov 10, 5pm, attached object fell off of the sky at Tin Aung Kyaing mining lot in Hpakant Jade tract,” one Twitter user wrote, along with several attached pictures of the object.
Have a look:
Nov 10, 5pm, attached object fell off of the sky at Tin Aung Kyaing mining lot in Hpakant Jade tract. pic.twitter.com/mdMr2fq5rD
— FreeKachin (@FreeKachin) November 10, 2016
“Need more proofs?” the same Twitter user said in response to skeptics about the incident and attached more close-up pictures of the object.
— FreeKachin (@FreeKachin) November 14, 2016
Government authorities were conducting investigations into the object and its origins, Kachin State government deputy director U Zaw Myo Nyunt explained.
“Experts are there checking it,” he said. “They also assumed that it was part of some aircraft or rocket.”
A former executive engineer from the country’s Department of Civil Aviation examined photographs of the mysterious object and suggested that it may not be an engine, but rather a rocket booster used for launching satellites into space.
Fortunately, the object’s crash landing did not cause any injuries, according to state officials and witness, although the strange object nearly hit two small tents where jade miners had been sleeping.
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