Objects don’t just fall out of the sky for no reason. Oh but they do.

We have another mystery object. Charles Fort would have loved these incidents.

FAA says metal object that crashed through a Florida home was not from an airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration has investigated a suburban West Palm Beach home after a metal object reportedly came crashing through the roof of a home into a bathroom and determined the object is not from an airplane.

The piece of metal that smashed through the home of Bill Hardy is about the size of a brick and weighs nearly 10 pounds.

Sitting on a bed of cracked tiles was the chunk of metal with what appeared to be bolt holes.

He suspected it might be a part from an airplane or helicopter.

Hardy said he has left his bathroom scene intact to allow the FAA to fully investigate.

Bill Hardy seems like a pretty reasonable man and has not once stated or even so much as hinted that this unidentified piece of metal is from a UFO, even after the FAA claims it’s not from an airplane or a helicopter which has been Hardy’s best guess so far. And it was quite a reasonable guess too. (The local Fox News affiliate IS using that headline, though.)

Judging from the metal chunk it is obvious it’s something (from earth) that has torn off, possibly been cut, and was bolted with some pretty big screws and bolts.

Hopefully we will hear an update after the investigation as to what this is. The most plausible guess is that it is a piece of a crusher or grinder. When these break, pieces can be hurled very far from the source machine.

Screenshot from NBC

Screenshot from NBC

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  8 comments for “Objects don’t just fall out of the sky for no reason. Oh but they do.

  1. Chuck Nelson
    May 21, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    There are seven scrap metal or auto scrap yards listed in the Google search for West Palm.
    I looked at shredder parts and most of them are much bigger and anvil style rather than a cutter, tho I did find some similar cutters with out the bend but with the recessed hex holes. My bet is that this is a bracket that was knocked off. It certainly has the damage that would come from being in a large metal crusher.

  2. Old Muley
    May 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    The teeth from stump grinders have been known to come loose and fly a considerable distance. I know they have in the past been the cause of mysterious objects falling from the sky.

    • May 22, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      I believe that has been suggested in this case because there is land development going on nearby and the openings to these machines are open to the sky so it’s a very reasonable possibility.

  3. Chris Hunt
    May 22, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    But it IS a UFO isn’t it? An object that came flying (well, ok, falling) through this gentleman’s roof and nobody’s been able to identify it. That makes it an unidentified flying object in my book.

    • Paul de Boer
      May 22, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      Flying and falling are not the same thing.

      • Old Muley
        May 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM

        “That’s not flying, it’s falling with style!” – Woody

    • John Nowak
      May 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      That’s the annoying ambiguity in the use of the abbreviation, isn’t it? It stands for “Unidentified Flying Object” but everyone takes it to mean “Alien spacecraft.”

      It’s a pain. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an alien spacecraft, but like anyone else who’s ever looked up I’ve seen UFOs.

  4. Bob
    May 22, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    May I suggest that this is a UHO rather than a UFO. That is an Unidentified Hurled Object rather than an Unidentified Flying Object. It never flew. I was hurled by some machine such as what Chuck Nelson has suggested.

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