“Space ball” drops on Namibia
A large metallic ball fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency.
The hollow ball with a circumference of 1.1 metres (43 inches) was found near a village in the north of the country some 750 kilometres (480 miles) from the capital Windhoek, according to police forensics director Paul Ludik.
Unnamed Pentagon sources were adamant this is not a US drone. “We’ve made a list of all our drones and checked it twice. We are not missing any drones.” He went on to observe, “The workmanship and metal quality appear to be Chinese in origin. Unless we discover we’ve miscounted our drones we’ll continue to operate on the premise this object is a Chinese Space Program launch intended for Harbor Freight.”
Some skeptics are less certain. A news release from a popular UFO debunking site offered the following analysis: “It’s obviously the planet Venus or a weather balloon. People who aren’t trained to carefully observe and think clearly are always making these kinds of mistakes.”