Authorities have stated that the cylindrical object, which was found about 250 kilometers north of Perth, does not pose a danger to the public, but they have not yet identified it.
A remote beach in Western Australia known for rock lobsters and wildflowers has become home to a large mysterious metal object and the police officers guarding it.
Western Australian Police on Monday asked citizens not to jump to conclusions about the origin of the cylindrical object while investigating it.
However, in the news and on social networks, there was speculation that he was military or commercial aircraft, or even a spacecraft.
The mysterious object appears to be made of metal, has cables or wires hanging from the top, and is at least two meters high, according to local news reports.
Madani reported something to police on Sunday after he was found near Greenhead, a seaside town of less than 300 people 250 km north of Perth famous for its fishing and sea lions.
And the police announced, on Monday evening, in a statement, that the object is safe and does not pose any danger to the public, according to an analysis conducted by officials from the state fire and emergency services and chemical and forensic investigators.
However, the police asked the public to stay away.
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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that before police arrived to guard the cylinder on Monday, locals gathered around the mysterious object on Sunday night.
Garth Griffiths, who lives near the beach, told the ABC that between 20 and 30 people were at the site of the object at any given time.
“It was a great social evening,” said Griffiths.
“It was a beautiful, quiet night. Kids were digging sandcastles all around.”
He said that a couple in the area discovered the body float in the water And he pulled it out of the ocean in his SUV.
Police said in a statement earlier Monday that officers were guarding the object to preserve potential evidence and make it easier for experts to examine the cylinder while state and federal agencies investigate.
There was speculation on the Internet that the object was associated with MH370, and Malaysia Airlines plane which disappeared in 2014 after flying south over the Indian Ocean.
However, police said that at this “early stage” of the investigation, the wreckage did not appear to be from a commercial aircraft.
The Australian Space Agency said in a statement on Twitter on Monday that the object “could be from an alien space launch vehicle.”
The agency said it is communicating with space agencies in other countries for more information.
“Since the origin of the object is unknown, the community should avoid handling it or attempting to transfer it,” the agency said.
Last year, a sheep farmer found a spiky black piece of space junk on his 2,000-hectare property in a remote area of southeastern Australia.
Earlier this year, researchers examined a giant metal ball found on a beach in V Hamamatsu (Japan).
It turned out to be a buoy.
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