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'UFO' Is Stray Woodchipper Part

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:57:47 -0400
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:57:47 -0400
Subject: 'UFO' Is Stray Woodchipper Part

Source: MSNBC.MSN.Com - Seattle, Washington, USA


July 18, 2007

Mystery solved! UFO Is Stray Woodchipper Part

Officials were perplexed after metal object crashed through roof
in N.J.

BAYONNE, N.J.[AP] - A hunk of metal that crashed through the
roof of a home had NASA and Federal Aviation Administration
officials scratching their heads.

It didn't look "very space-y," said Henry Kline, a spokesman for
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "It's
obviously made for something... But we wouldn't know what to do
with it."

It didn't appear to be an airplane part either, the FAA said.

Finally, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said Wednesday, a colleague in
his office solved the mystery: It was part of a commercial
woodchipper. The same part from another woodchipper's grinder
had caused similar confusion last year, he said.

How it got on a Bayonne roof was anyone guess, but Peters had a
theory. The grinder piece moves very fast and, apparently, it
can launch into the air if something goes wrong.

The man who lives in the house was watching television Tuesday
when he heard a crash and saw a cloud of dust. In the next room,
he found the hunk of gray metal, 3=BD inches by 5 inches, with two
hexagonal holes in it.

The part was being returned to Bayonne Police on Wednesday,
Peters said.

"It belongs to somebody", Police Director Mark Smith said.

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