posted on May, 5 2020 @ 11:00 AM
a reply to: Blueracer
Hey ya'll, Sheet Metal Worker here. I have experience working with metal of all types, hvac, fabrication, and architectural. In my opinion something
hit that roof panel very hard with a lot of force, and had some sort of edge or sharp corner to produce that "tear" effect. Im from the Dayton, OH
area and got to see a lot of damage that was the result of the multiple tornados that touched down last memorial day. I had mainly only hail damage in
my area, and golf ball sized hail couldn't tear through aluminum siding, just would have dented the hell out of it. So, especially if the roof is on a
pitch, like 30-80 degrees, and if the object was round enough it would have ricocheted, dented the roof, and landed on the ground or close by if it
wasn't obliterated on impact.
The close up pictures you took, remind me a lot of what happens when you have fan blade or other steel/heavy plastic part of machinery with serious
momentum that hit lighter gauge sheet metal, you usually get that flower pedal sort of peal back effect.
A rifle or large handgun round, in my opinion, that had any serious momentum would of punched a 'perfect hole" so to speak in the metal panel.
Just my two cents!
Edit: Also the tumbling effect of a large round fired by a gun close by could definitely produce this effect, like others mentioned, if the impact was
right. Still seems like an oddly large opening for that though.
edit on 5-5-2020 by JediMindTrek because: Forgot to adress the tumbling of a
round fired from a gun
Edit: Also Teenagers. Especially ones smart enough to clean up the evidence haha
edit on 5-5-2020 by JediMindTrek because: Kids