This strange metal sphere fell from the sky in Florida

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The other 49 states and DC:

Florida:

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Looks like a large christmas ornament…

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So that’s where that went!

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So, the weather balloon weight explanation seems reasonable. But, isn’t there some agency that … um… releases the weather balloons that they can check with?

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Not in Florida Dude…

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The Heenes are at it again!

They did move to Florida, didn’t they?

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if indeed a weather balloon accessory, would still qualify as “space debris”? because as of a couple months ago, there is no “finders keepers” with regard to that stuff.

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This would be an excellent use of the Slow Mo Guys’ new 90kfps camera.

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In any case, the Bomb Squad retrieved the strange sphere and provided the Fuhrs with a receipt. If nobody claims the object, it’s finders keepers.

My dad found a boat in NY that washed up on the beach and they got to keep it and him and his brother fixed it and made it sea worthy. They were idiots and went way too far out to sea in that thing.

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Florida Sphere.

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The Sputnik man.

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That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw the post.

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DO NOT OPEN THE SPHERE!
andromedastrain

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Yes, Bell & Howell made really neat ball check valves in the 1970ies.

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Did anyone from Torchwood have a look at it?

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Someone shot down a jewish space laser!

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Is it a tungsten sphere?

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