Three unidentified flying objects landed in villages early this morning in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang Province, prompting an investigation, China News Service reported.
The incident took place around 6am today when the metal, ball-shaped objects landed in villages in two counties administered by the city of Qiqihar, local government officials told the news agency.
Some villagers were reported to have seen a “fireball” flashing through the sky and crashing to the ground.
They later found one of these objects had landed in a vegetable plot.
The photo above, was reportedly taken by a villager, and shows a mysterious spherical object with a sawtooth structure encircling it.
The other two objects that landed in another county were reported to appear similar.
Authorities were reported to have cordoned off the sites, and are carrying out a full investigation.
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