Locals stumped over strange object found on New Zealand beach

A strange object that has washed up on a New Zealand beach has locals scratching their heads.

The large object was discovered by Melissa Doubleday on Saturday afternoon while out walking on Muriwai Beach, Auckland. When she returned home she posted images to a local Facebook group asking if anyone could identify it. Wild speculation ensued!

Many suggestions were thrown out including that it was an alien pod, a time capsule, a sea monster or part of a shipwreck. But the most logical solution is that it’s a large piece of driftwood covered with goose neck barnacles.

Melissa Doubleday commented on the condition of the drift wood yesterday saying that it has “died now, and it smells really bad”.

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