Sunday, June 05, 2005

MYSTERY METAL OBJECTS BAFFLE JAPANESE AUTHORITIES

From AP:
Thousands of sharp-edged pieces of metal have been found protruding from roadside guardrails around Japan and authorities are investigating the bizarre phenomenon, officials and media said on Saturday.

About 24,000 knife-shaped pieces of metal have been found stuck in guardrails in all of Japan's 47 prefectures (states) in the past week, Kyodo News agency and major newspapers reported, quoting police and local officials.

The ominous-looking metal fragments have been repeatedly shown on television and photographs of them have been published in newspapers, as the nation puzzles over the mystery.

Weird. Very weird.

More on this story from The Japan Times... pics included!

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