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    Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.


    Television footage taken in the northeastern city of Sendai showed a balloon-like object above a cross, on which propellers seemed to be turning. Officials in the Sendai Weather Bureau said it had appeared near dawn and hung in the sky for hours, largely unmoving, until obscured by clouds.

    By afternoon it was the third-most trending topic on Japanese Twitter, with theories including UFOs and North Korean balloons used to drop leaflets. One user said it could be spreading novel coronavirus, adding, “This gives me a very bad feeling, as if Godzilla might suddenly appear.”


    “PopcornParty010” created a tongue-in-cheek mockup of a London Times front page with the banner headline “Sendai Annihilated: A Nightmare come True.”


    Police could not be immediately reached for comment and a Sendai government official said inquiries were still proceeding, with both the size of the object and its origin, as well as its function, undetermined. No move had been made to retrieve it as of late afternoon.


    “We have absolutely no idea what it is,” said a weather bureau spokesman, declining to give his name. “It may be some kind of weather monitoring equipment, but it definitely isn’t ours.”


    Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla - Reuters

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    Probably just the soul of Wallys heart leaving his body.

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    Where’s Wally


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    I bet it's something to do with NK.

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    maybe it's a Loon Loon LLC - Wikipedia

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    Maybe it's Thailand's new satellite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Maybe it's Thailand's new satellite?
    Doesn't launch until Friday mate, and it is launched from French Guiana in South America.

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