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People first noticed the bizarre object ― which looks a little like a giant metal starfish with eight legs ― off the shore of Westerly, Rhode Island, is making a big splash because of its murky origins. It was embedded in the sand about six feet underwater. Curiosity finally got the better of locals, who hired an excavator to dig up the object on Thursday, according to The Westerly Sun. The excavator wasn’t able to dig up the object in one piece, but was able to show that it has a circular base with metal poles leading to a single point at the top, according to WPRI-TV. A 12-year-old boy who witnessed the excavation told The Westerly Sun that it might be a UFO. After the excavation, workers loaded the pieces onto a truck and took them to an undisclosed location, presumably for further examination. A view of the strange object found off a beach in Westerly, Rhode Island.
WPRI-TV asked if he knew what the object was. “We haven’t solved anything here today, we have no clue,” Brockmann replied. “Hopefully, the experts in this field will take a look at it, now that we have it out, and be able to identify it.” Archaeologist Stephen Carini had his own theory. It’s not that mysterious. It’s been here forever, It’s a big piece of concrete and metal that they used, probably as a buoy, for rescue rafts when there were shipwrecks here back when,” Carini told WFSB-TV “It’s been marked by a buoy for the past several years. It may be a while before the public discovers what the object really is.
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