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Mysterious Metal Object Crashes Through Massachusetts Warehouse

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:32 AM
By the damage it did it reached Terminal Velocity that could only have been achieved by dropping at least 2000 feet.

That eliminates it being thrown from a roof top.

And that leaves a airplane drop or it being fired from a mortar/cannon

it also eliminates it being thrown from a piece of machinery except maybe a tub grinder.

Was this a case of a piece of metal that had grown into a tree being released and flying when the tree it was in was ground up in a tub grinder

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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A remnant of Stainless Steel cylinder....

i speculate it is a piece of a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Piston...

likely the equipment/machinery blew up... making the cylinder shaped piston fly into the air & crash through the roof at terminal velocity...

the equipment might have been miles away, perhaps a quarry...and no one thought much about the incident to investigate that parts may have been thrown into the sky
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:23 AM

Originally posted by JBA2848
The warehouse sits right next to a mining pit of some kind not to mention the trucking that is taking place in this warehouse area. So my best guess would be a PTO shaft broke under heavy strain and shot off or even a big rig either broke a pto shaft or axle and metal shot off. The video on the OP links shows a better view.

Broken axle.

Theres your answer fishbulb.
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posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 01:36 PM
The new video clearly shows one of the ends. And since I have some Metallurgical experience I can safely say, this metal is not from recent manufacture. It has quite a bit of contaminants in the structure. It also appears to have curf marks from a ox-acytaline torch, but, they appear to be too small for such a process.

There does appear to be a rather large white crystalline structure, or stone in the middle of the break. I know of no present day forgery that would allow such contamination in their products.

Unless I'm mistaken about quality control in foundry process's, you might be looking at a very primitive sample of metal forging. At any rate, the damage to the "item" is not standard as to one might expect from a known modern item.
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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 02:30 AM
Police Eye Texas Man’s Theory On Mystery Metal Chunk That Hit Plymouth Business

PLYMOUTH (CBS)- A Texas man may have solved the mystery of a metal object that crashed through the ceiling of a Plymouth warehouse on Thursday.

Danny Dossman, of Belton, Texas says about 6 months ago, the exact same thing happened at his family funeral home.

Dossman has the pictures to prove it.

He saw our story online and called our newsroom.

“As soon as I saw the piece of metal, it looked so similar to the piece of metal that we had found, I knew it had to be related,” he told WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong.
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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 02:48 AM
Tree grinders are also called tub grinders and are a common source of flying objects.

Its time to regulate the design of these tree.tub grinders before someone is killed by one

posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Was this a case of a piece of metal that had grown into a tree being released and flying when the tree it was in was ground up in a tub grinder
I like this kind of "out of the box thinking". I have seen where barbed wire was attached to a tree and after time the wire is actually in the middle of a older tree.

Again today, looking at the damage on the side of the shaft, if that is what it is, it appears as though some type of high voltage arcing was taking place. If it were a drive shaft of some type you might expect to see some scoring on the perpendicular plane, I have noticed none. There is discoloration, mostly blue(nitrogen), which indicates high temps and contaminate absorption.

I can not rule out a tub grinder. Maybe someone in the local area can check to see if any were in operation within a two mile radius. I can rule out a aircraft part as no part could be damaged in such a way, other than a missile strike, and I'm sure no aircraft have been shot down in that area. Besides, aircraft drive shafts are usually stainless steel (no rust), not carbon, and usually fail in a very clean fashion, break.

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