A large metal ball was found on Enshuhama Beach in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday by a local resident.
According to Japanese coast guards, the nature of the object is unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities have declared a 200-meter off-limit zone in case the object is explosive.
But a new report indicated that there is no threat of explosion. However, authorities still do not know the nature of the item in question.
A local news outlet reported:
“‘At around 8:45 a.m. on February 21, a woman living nearby called the police on Enshuhama Beach in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, saying that there was something like a mine on the beach. When the police confirmed, they found a suspicious object like an iron ball with a diameter of about 1.5m.”
“According to the police, the discovered suspicious object is considered to be made of iron because the surface is brown and rusty, and a part of the sphere protrudes.
Due to the danger of explosions, we are sharing photos and information with the Self-Defense Forces and Japan Coast Guard and are hurrying to identify suspicious objects,” the outlet added.
BLEOW ARE SOME VIDEOS OF THE STRANGE SPHERE: