Japan Closes Beach Due To ‘Mystery Ball’
A mysterious ball found on a beach in a Japanese city has caused police to cordon off the area. According to local media, there are concerns that the object could be a type of sea mine.
The object was spotted on Monday morning by a woman living in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and reported to the police.
According to media reports, it may have been made of iron, as it is about 1.5 meters in diameter and the surface appears rusty.
According to local media reports, the ball appears to have hit the shore from the sea and had two key points in opposite directions.
Police cordoned off the area around the object within a radius of 200 meters and called the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, asking the military to send someone to examine it for explosives.
The hunt for the mysterious round object has intensified after the US accused China of detonating a “spy balloon” over its airspace earlier this month.
Beijing said the object was a meteorological instrument that accidentally entered US airspace.