A large metal sphere washed ashore in Japan has baffled locals and sparked a flurry of speculation.
Officials can’t say what yet – neither the police nor the bomb squad have been sent to investigate.
But what is known is that it is hollow – and not a threat. Many suspect it is a form of floating.
The find in the coastal city of Hamamatsu is variously called the “Godzilla Egg”, “mooring buoy” and “from outer space” by fascinated locals.
Japanese broadcaster NHK showed footage of two officers on Nshuhama beach looking at the rusted metal sphere, which is about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) wide.
Read more about the spherical mystery here.