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ABCNEWS On Floating Orb (+ Video)

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 06:26:32 +0200
Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:32:44 -0400
Subject: ABCNEWS On Floating Orb (+ Video)

Source: ABCNEWS,


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Mystery Orb

'Unidentified Floating Object' Washes Up on S.C. Shore


June 14 =97 It looked like something from a sci-fi flick: a
mysterious silver orb, three feet in diameter, floating in the
surf off the South Carolina coast.

"They thought it was a giant beach ball, they were going to
bring in," said Marie Segneri, whose family found the orb
floating near their rented beach house at Isle of Palms. "They
swam out and said it was a very heavy ball, it was metal, had
numbers on it, and there was no way they were bringing it in."

The ball eventually washed up on the shore, causing alarmed
residents to call the police.

Authorities marked off an area around the orb with crime-scene
tape and tried to identify it. They turned to members of the Air
Force bomb squad, the Coast Guard and state officials for help,
but no one could identify the strange object.

There were numbers on the surface of the orb, but no other clues
that helped determine its origin.

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
were contacted, but even they had no answers.

A Flotation Device... Maybe

Because of its weight =97 several hundred pounds =97 there's
speculation it might be a flotation device used by a dredge
company. But that theory only adds to the mystery =97 the orb has
no fasteners on it where a line or cable might have been

"We're calling it a UFO =97 an unidentified floating object," Isle
of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham told The Associated Press.

According to The Associated Press, the orb cracked in half as it
was being brought to the town's public works department.

But the inside was as revealing as the outside =97 only seawater
spilled out.

"There was nothing green, nothing glowing," Graham told the news
agency. "It will probably just go to the scrap yard."


(Video link:)This silver orb =97 which weighs several hundred
pounds and measures three feet in diameter =97 washed up on the
South Carolina shore. (ABCNEWS.com)


ABCNEWS affiliate WCIV in Charleston, S.C., contributed to this

Copyright =A9 2002 ABCNEWS Internet Ventures.

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