What is this mystery object that washed up on a South Carolina beach?


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/11/what-is-this-mystery-object-th.html


#2

It’s a religious artifact.


#3

Nose of a Space Shuttle external tank? Wild guess.


#4

Looks like some type of bouy that got loose from it’s mooring and lost what ever thing was in the middle…wave data, ocean temp, weather stuff…etc.


#5

That’s…that’s the drain plug. We are fucked.


#6

THERE IT IS. jeez, i wondered where i lost that.


#7

Well that’s one way to combat sea rise in the face of global warming. Not sure it’s the right way, but it’s a way.


#8

Its one of the old Battlebots trophies


#9

At first I went, “snicker.” Then I went, “hmmm…” It actually isn’t a bad match.


#10

I second that. That’s some very very thick insulating foam which makes me think it’s a piece of a gigantic cryogenic tank.


#11

Cthulu’s lost contact lens


#12

Odd place to find it - the ET was jettisoned over the Indian Ocean. But it could well be from another type of rocket or missile entirely that drops its stages in the North Atlantic.


#13

Part of a fender


#14

many fantastic theories and a few boring ones

Unfortunately, the boring ones always turn out to be correct.


#15

Movie prop? That’s about the only thing of that scale that I can think of which would be entirely made of foam, yet have metal-looking components like the inner bits.


#16

The last time we had one of these it was part of a Falcon Heavy cargo fairing. This is not that, but could be equally interesting…


#17

I’m not saying it’s aliens, but…


#18

Do you have a lot of feral donuts roaming CA’s shores, looking to cause damage?


#19

Mega Yeti Cooler


#20

Big bouys are hollow steel structures. Chained to HUGE concrete footings.