A baffling and mystifying object that washed up on a beach has left a local community baffled and puzzled because experts are admitting that they are unsure what it is and where it came from.
The cylindrical object weighing about 90kgs appeared on the Seabrook Island shoreline in South Carolina on Thursday.
Lauren Rust, the executive director of the Low country Marine Mammal Network, was among the first on the scene. She told The Post and Courier “There’s no metal on it. The whole thing is just layers of foam.” She posted images on Facebook in the hope that someone might be able to spot and identify it.
She said although it looks as if is made of concrete, it actually feels “like a soft foam”.
She further stated that “It also does not look like it is been in the water that long. You’d think if it were in the water for a long period of time, it would be covered in barnacles and all sorts of sea life.”
With no official and authentic answer as to what it is, the theories, some more outrageous and offensive than others, began rolling in on social media.
One person suggested that “I am not saying it’s aliens, but it’s aliens.”
Another person proposed a different point of view that “It’s the death star.”
Joe Cronin, Seabrook Island town administrator, told local media about this unsolved mystery that “We get stuff that washes up all the time. Just in the last few months, we’ve had docks and dead animals,” he further said, “Unless someone claims it as his or her, we probably won’t have certainty one way or the other.”