Scientists are unable to explain how three mysterious metal balls fell from the sky in Vietnam. They don’t know what they are or where they come from. The three large balls literally fell from the sky on Saturday in northern Vietnam – one of them crashed into the roof of a house. Local authorities and scientists say they are fairly sure they are not alien UFOs.
Another ball fell in a garden in Yen Bai Province three miles away, and the largest of the three, weighing from 35 to 45 kilograms (77 to 99 lbs), landed near a stream in a maize field in the neighboring province of Tuyen Quang. The two lighter ones weighed 250 grams (8.8 oz) and 6 kilograms (13lbs).
Locals said they heard thunder-like blasts coming from the sky, and saw the objects up there before they crashed into the ground. They are still intact, but with evidence of some burning.
On hearing about the three metal balls that apparently fell from space, alien enthusiasts across the world are offering a variety of bizarre explanations. (Image: twitter.com/VNNetBridge)
The fact that they are relatively intact means they probably fell from a distance of no more than 100 km, which makes it most likely they came from a failed satellite launch.
According to Thanh Nien News, local authorities believe they had fallen from space, but nobody is sure.
Authorities suspect metals balls were made in Russia
After an initial investigation, Ministry of Defense officials suggested the objects may have come from a Russian missile or spaceship. Perhaps they were used as compressed air equipment, they added.
Nobody knows whether they were used in Russia or just made there and then sold to another country that used them for some purpose.
In an interview with VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam People’s Army Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Lieut. Gen. Vo Van Tuan insisted that the three objects were made in Russia.
None of the three objects has abnormal levels of radiation. They are definitely not explosive devices, the Ministry of Defense insisted.
The metal ball that crashed to the ground in Tuyen Quang VietNam. Just before it appeared in the sky, witnesses said they heard a loud thunder-like blast. (Image: thanhniennews.com)
Authorities said the three incidents will be reported to the Council of National Defense and Security, a Vietnamese agency tasked with overseeing the defence and security of the country during a state of emergency or war.
Metals balls falling from the sky elsewhere
This is not the first time mysterious metal space balls have fallen from the sky. In November last year, a 20 kilogram sphere was found in a remote field in Calasparra, a village in Murcia, Spain. On the same day, a similar-looking sphere was found 1,500 miles away in Sakarya Karasu, a Turkish coastal town at the Black Sea.
The mysterious metal ball in Calasparra, Spain. (Image: www.abc.es)
Not long after that, another weird metal globe was reported falling from the sky in Villavieja, Spain, just a stone’s throw from Calasparra.
The next day another globe-like object was found by a farmer in a field in Elda, Valencia, Spain.
Local agents came and had a look. They concluded they were not a threat and handed the case over to the local police in Alicante.
The Express quoted an Alicante police spokesperson as saying:
“It looks like a piece from an aerospace vehicle, but not a commercial plane. It could be a piece of satellite or something similar.”
According to NASA, over half-a-million pieces of space debris or ‘space junk’ are currently orbiting the Earth, and every year some of them fall into our atmosphere and hit the ground.
A worried mayor of Calasparra, José Vélez, said:
“Citizens have real concerns about what is happening and deserve an explanation. Where are these objects coming from?”
Video – Space balls crash-land in VietNam