The Australian Space Agency is baffled by a mysterious dome that washed up on a West Australian beach. Locals discovered the giant metal object at Green Head Beach, roughly 250 kilometers (115 miles) north of Perth. State and Federal authorities are currently investigating the origins of the dome. It is believed to not have come from a commercial aircraft. At this time the dome is being treated as potentially hazardous and police have asked the public to keep a safe distance.
Green Head Beach residents claim the dome is about 2.5 meters wide and 2.5 – 3 meters long. Many residents visited the site Saturday evening, one recalling their children building sandcastles around the dome.
Many state and federal agencies are joining together to determine the origins of the object and its nature. Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas theorizes the object is a fuel tank from a rocket that feel into the Indian Ocean at some point over the past year. The Australian Space Agency believes it could have fallen from a foreign space launch and is in talks with other space agencies to determine who the cylinder belongs to.
Some experts believe the unidentified object is a fuel cylinder from an Indian rocket and could hold toxic materials. As the agencies continue their investigation, the hope to find a serial or catalogue number to confirm their speculations.
Another theory is that the cylinder came from a plane that went missing off the West Australian coast in 2014. Thomas feels that there is no chance for that theory to be true, his main criticism being that the cylinder doesn’t show the wear and tear consistent for the theory to be plausible.
To my surprise no one has suggested that this object possibly contained Rita Repulsa, and that the Australian authorities should be seeking advice from the “Power Rangers.“