On Friday morning at 7 AM, a meteorite-like object weighing around 2.8 kg fell from the sky, approximately 530 kilometres from Jaipur.
If the locals are to be believed, an explosive sound was heard when the object fell to the ground from the sky. First, they thought it was a bomb but, when they inspected the area, they were shocked to see the meteorite-like object.
Suresh Desai, a resident of Sanchor and an eye-witness, in an interview said that he saw something falling from the sky when he was standing on the balcony. He further added:
Within no time, as it fell on the ground, an explosion-like sound occurred. The fall resulted in panic in the area. Most of the people in my colony woke up to this sound and children were scared.
Apparently, the object also formed a one-foot deep pit in the ground as it fell with immense force and heat. After local officials were informed about the bizarre object, they rushed to the spot and inspected the rock solid object.
Rajasthan: Meteor-like object falls from sky, explosion heard 2 kilometers away. Meteorite like object falls in Sanchor area in Jalore district at 7 AM on Friday ,(June 19,2020)— nikunj shah 🇮🇳 (@niku1630) June 20, 2020
The object weighs 2.78 Kg approx
As per geologists it is a metallic meteorite-very rare&most valuable pic.twitter.com/4HG2dRThIA
When officials arrived at the scene they noticed the object was emitting heat. Later, when the object cooled down, it was taken for basic examination.
It was found that the object has metallic properties of Germanium, Platinium, Nickel and Iron with the major share.
A meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Rajasthan’s Sanchore town on Friday morning, June 19, 2020.— Skywatch Media News (@skymednews) June 19, 2020
The object resulted in a one-foot-deep crater and created an explosive sound that was heard up to two kilometers away, triggering panic in the region.https://t.co/Q5o9JebqZn pic.twitter.com/w41NbZVyne
Netizens were quick to come up with their own theories about the unknown object.
Yes... Here comes aliens... 2020 what more do you have ?— Nandhakumar (@Nandhak25617889) June 20, 2020
Looks like a Dumbbell to me 😎😎— The DictatoR 💯fb (@DaDictatorr) June 20, 2020
is that a space-ship?— Aaditya (@Aaditya84514635) June 20, 2020
Someone else would've dropped something from the flight— Prashant Kumar (@acerprash) June 20, 2020
Everything is possible in 2020. Is saal kuch bhi ho sakta hai— CP Jamloki (@cpjamloki) June 20, 2020
Currently, the object is kept at Sanchor police station.
Hmm...are the aliens coming?