According got the Myanmar Times, an unidentified object fell from the sky near the Hpakant jade mine. Government officials say they have still not managed to identify what the object is and will send experts to evaluate it.
A freakishly large, unidentified object made of metal fell from the sky in a remote mountainous region of Myanmar.
The cylindrical UFO is approximately four meters in length and 1.5 meters in diameter. It crashed from the sky near a jade mine and villagers are reported to have been woken by a loud explosion and powerful vibrations as the object crashed.
“Initially, we thought it was a battle. The explosion made our houses shake. We saw the smoke from our village,” Lone Khin villager Daw Ma Kyi told The Myanmar Times.
From the available images, the mysterious ‘object’ seems to have come either from an aircraft or a satellite.
“I think it was an engine because I found a diode and many copper wires at the tail of the body,” villager Ko Maung Myo told The Myanmar Times. “It also looks like a jet engine block.”
But Government officials aren’t rushing to conclusions and say they have yet to identify the mysterious object that ripped through a jade miner’s tent.
According to reports, the ‘metallic cylinder UFO’ seems similar to a rocket booster than part of an airplane. A former government official with the Department of Aviation agrees.
“Experts are there checking it,” Kachin State government deputy director U Zaw Myo Nyunt told The Myanmar Times. “They also assumed that it was part of some aircraft or rocket.”
According to space.com, Myanmar’s giant neighbor, China launched a massive Long March Rocker 11 into space day before and space debris –which are regular and predictable result of rocket launches— could be one of the possible explanations.
According to the BBC, the object is eerily similar to a rocket part known as a stage.