The large cylindrical object, described as having a “soft and soapy” exterior, was found by the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network. Lauren Rust, executive director of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network, was one of the first to testify.
“There is no metal in it. It’s all foam,” she told The Post and Courier, before posting the image to Facebook in hopes that someone could identify it.
They removed the object without answering any questions and its current whereabouts are unknown, which has obviously led to speculation as to what the object could be.
Sandy Behrens (local) said: “Aliens! It looks like something out of Cape Canaveral. I remember seeing something similar in Saint Lucia.”
Another theory is that they were military weapons that were dumped in the coastal waters around the Maritimes in Nova Scotia, Canada. They may have carried the coast all the way to South Carolina.
Some people have suggested it’s some sort of building material or a buoy, others have suggested it could be space debris or a broken off part of an alien spacecraft.
The next day, another similar thing was found on the nearby beach. This is broken in half, and just when the discoverer thinks it’s a hard metal, they’re both sponge-soft for some reason, and the mystery only deepens.
The object was found by a member of staff from the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN), a non-profit organization that rescues marine animals like whales and dolphins, and they have never seen anything like it before. When I casually posted it on Facebook it got a huge response and it became a very popular post with 340+ shares and 200+ comments.