A mysterious metal sphere has been found in Mexico, giving rise to speculation that it may be part of an extraterrestrial spacecraft.
The sphere, which meteorologist Isidro Cano described in a Facebook post as “very hard plastic or an alloy of different metals,” appeared on a tree north of the city of Veracruz. According to Cano, witnesses saw the bullet “fall from the sky,” making a lot of noise but not striking flames.
He wrote in capital letters, meaning to draw attention, and stated that people should not touch the bullet until it was analyzed by specialists because it could be radioactive.
In a later post, he referred to a “code” on the outside of the sphere and reiterated that it was “DOES NOT OPEN”, although there were no obvious ways to open the sphere.
On Monday, Cano added new information, stating that the “artifact” was removed by a special team at 3:15 a.m. local time and then taken out of Mexico.
It is safe to assume that the sphere could have been a weather balloon or even part of space debris.
Over the weekend, for example, China’s Long March 5B rocket crashed to Earth, and its debris was found in both Borneo and the Philippines, while in early July an Australian farmer found much of what appeared to be part of a SpaceX rocket.
Although his supporters favored conspiracy theories ranging from UFOs to dragon eggs, Cano also favored the space debris theory, at least in his original post.