UFO: Unidentified Forest Object In Poland

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While I'm fairly confident that this nature of this object can be explained without recourse to extraterrestrial agency, I don't actually know what it is.

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Via Coast to Coast A.M.:

'Unidentified Forest Object' Found in Polish Wilderness
September 18, 2020
By Tim Binnall

A man exploring a forest in Poland came upon a rather puzzling sight in the form of a mysterious object that some have likened a downed UFO. Pictures of the pear-shaped piece of debris were submitted to the Polish newspaper Echo Dnia last week by a reader Wojciech Domagała, who said that they had discovered the strange and rather sizeable oddity while visiting a wooded area in the province of Swietokrzyskie. The object seems to be metallic and, based on what looks to be significant weathering, may have been in the forest for quite some time.

It appears that Domagała was not the first one to find the anomalous item as he noted that there were a number of empty bottle of alcohol scattered around the site. As for what the object could have been, the newspaper suggests that it could be some kind of construction equipment akin to a concrete mixer. More imaginative observers pointed out that the debris somewhat resembles the famed acorn-shaped craft reported in the legendary Kecksberg UFO case and argued that perhaps it was a downed alien craft.


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Septic tank or something similar?
 

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Fly tipping a problem in Poland too, I see.
 

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Septic tank or something similar?
Not qualified to decide.

Hatch at the fat end, tube, pipe or hose at the thin end...

And do you reckon that white ring has vents around it?
 

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The proportions and rounded corners of the upper section are consistent with a pressurized vessel, but the plain conical form of the lower section isn't.

The hatch on the top doesn't appear to be a bolt-down pressure-resistant opening. I think it's simply an inspection hatch.

The lifting lug appears to be unusually heavy-duty.

The reinforced structural steel ring 'girdle' where the two major sections join is configured to serve as a flanged base for supporting the vessel with the lower section hanging underneath whatever it was to which the base was bolted. If not bolted, the flanged girdle allowed the vessel to sit with its lower section hanging down from a support structure or perhaps through a hole.

The lateral pipe protruding from the botttom is attached in an unusual fashion. It might represent a flanged outlet attachment with a fixed outlet pipe that bolts to the bottom's terminal ring, so as to allow for mounting it in a range of orientations. Alternatively, I can't rule out the possibility it's a more permanently mounted rotary outlet that can be turned as needed.

The unusually heavy lifting lug makes me suspect this vessel was designed to be lifted and / or transported in use.

I think it's a hopper or non-pressure vessel for transporting and dispensing either some sort of pourable dry material, some material suspended in liquid, or perhaps a slurry of some type.

I've seen concrete hoppers of similar shape designed to carry concrete slurry with a rotary outlet allowing the slurry to be spread however needed at a construction site while suspended from a crane. That's the closest analogy that comes to mind.
 

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I think it's a hopper or non-pressure vessel for transporting and dispensing either some sort of pourable dry material, some material suspended in liquid, or perhaps a slurry of some type.
If I'm not certain, agriculture is always a solid guess.

I was thinking some kind of grain distribution device, perhaps one that can be suspended and swung around to fill vessels or vehicles.
 

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..I think it's a hopper or non-pressure vessel for transporting and dispensing either some sort of pourable dry material, some material suspended in liquid, or perhaps a slurry of some type...
If some kind of hopper the lateral orientation of the pipe, and the way that would affect the flow of material, suggests to me that the vessel would be better designed for the flow of liquids or semi liquids, rather than dry matter.

I did at first wonder if it might be some old pattern of buried or part buried fuel storage tank - the hatch, or possibly the entire top dome, exposed when still in use.
 

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While I'm fairly confident that this nature of this object can be explained without recourse to extraterrestrial agency, I don't actually know what it is.

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Article from this Polish article (auto-translated):

https://translate.google.com/transl...sk-zdjecia/ar/c1-15173450&prev=search&pto=aue

Via Coast to Coast A.M.:

'Unidentified Forest Object' Found in Polish Wilderness
September 18, 2020
By Tim Binnall

A man exploring a forest in Poland came upon a rather puzzling sight in the form of a mysterious object that some have likened a downed UFO. Pictures of the pear-shaped piece of debris were submitted to the Polish newspaper Echo Dnia last week by a reader Wojciech Domagała, who said that they had discovered the strange and rather sizeable oddity while visiting a wooded area in the province of Swietokrzyskie. The object seems to be metallic and, based on what looks to be significant weathering, may have been in the forest for quite some time.

It appears that Domagała was not the first one to find the anomalous item as he noted that there were a number of empty bottle of alcohol scattered around the site. As for what the object could have been, the newspaper suggests that it could be some kind of construction equipment akin to a concrete mixer. More imaginative observers pointed out that the debris somewhat resembles the famed acorn-shaped craft reported in the legendary Kecksberg UFO case and argued that perhaps it was a downed alien craft.


Article Concludes With Link to Facebook Discussion:
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/unidentified-forest-object-found-in-polish-wilderness/
Wonder if it could be an extra large homemade Moonshine making kettle that's been left behind after it blew?
 

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My first reaction was that it's a concrete mixer that had to be abandoned because someone let the concrete go hard and they couldn't clean it out. They probably couldn't sell it to a scrapyard because of the sheer effort required to remove the concrete.
 

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My first reaction was that it's a concrete mixer that had to be abandoned because someone let the concrete go hard and they couldn't clean it out. They probably couldn't sell it to a scrapyard because of the sheer effort required to remove the concrete.
It would be more helpful if we knew what kind of metal it was composed of, steel or copper?
 

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My first reaction was that it's a concrete mixer that had to be abandoned because someone let the concrete go hard and they couldn't clean it out. They probably couldn't sell it to a scrapyard because of the sheer effort required to remove the concrete.
Does anybody have a Facebook account to check the discussion linked in the C2C AM link?

They may have an answer by now.
 

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It would be more helpful if we knew what kind of metal it was composed of, steel or copper?
If it's copper, it's most likely to be an old still for making illegal hooch.
 
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Is it near water? looks not unlike the bigger channel maker buoys we have round here.
 

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Is it near water? looks not unlike the bigger channel maker buoys we have round here.
Good point! It probably got to its current position after a flood or storm.
 
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There looks to be a hefty lug on the bottom for a anchor chain.
 

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EnolaGaia seems to have nailed it; I think it is a mineral powder processing plant component.
 

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If it's copper, it's most likely to be an old still for making illegal hooch.
If it's copper it'd be worth quite a lot in scrap alone.

Could do with a few more photos from different angles showing more detail. Looks like it'd need quite a big truck to carry it there. Oddly positioned, in between the trees.
 
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