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It Glitters

Lovely imagery in this “news” story:

Mogadishu 26, March.07 ( Sh.M.Network) A mysterious device looking like a satellite or UFO has landed and spotted near buulo burde town in south Somalia.

Villagers report that the device fell five days ago in area which lies forty kilo meters north of Buulo burde town.

The device is occupying in an area of one hundred Meters Square as villagers who spotted this device confirmed to Shabelle Radio.

“In the evening of last Wednesday, a large device flew over our head and moments later, we heard a large sound, BAM” said Ilyas Ali, a villager who lives nearby where this large device has fallen.

Ilyas spoke of the device, telling that in the daylight it glitters and in a nighttime, it turns lights and speaks a strange language which can’t be understood by the villagers.

The impact of the unidentified device has killed a camel which was grazing nearby.

Because of the remote area it fell, news of the device is emerging gradually now despite its fall of five days ago.

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  1. James F James F

    The US military won’t admit that it’s their spy satellite because they don’t want to pay for the camel. Same old story…

  2. James F James F

    OR it’s like that robot chronicler from the future in that Venture Brothers episode: “IGNORE ME”.

  3. bob bob

    “The US military won’t admit that it’s their spy satellite…” Satellites don’t include speakers. They also don’t stay in one piece when falling back to earth. This story is either pure fiction, or a fictionalized account of a meteor fall.

    As fiction, it’s pretty nice, though. The image of a lost and lonely device, glowing and whispering to itself in the desert is poetic and poignant. It vaguely reminds me of some story I once read…

  4. James F James F

    “Satellites don’t include speakers.” My friend you are so naiive- that’s exactly what they want you to believe. And don’t go thinking that camel died by accident either; I’m telling you it knew too much.

  5. Paul Paul

    Alternatively, it’s a military UAV, which would make sense, given the political situation in southern Somalia.

    I’m with Bob though, the image is great. Reminds me a bit of that Banks short story about the guy and his AI suit.

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