Stone like object from outer space falls in Punjab town

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Sangrur, Apr 23 (UNI) A 'suspicious' looking green coloured object fell from the open sky into an agricultural field on Jawanda road, four kms from the sub-divisional town of Sunam in the wee hours today, official sources here confirmed.

The stone-like, rough surfaced object, which was now in custody of police, weighed 245 grams and was nine cms in length and three cms in breadth. The object looked akin to the stones that were brought from the moon by the numerous Apollo missions. The only difference was of colour, it being green instead of brown like the moon stones, sources said.

The object fell in a field owned by farmer Harjinder Singh at about 0400 hours. The farmer was irrigating his chilly fields when he saw a bright glow of light coming down from the sky.

The farmer said as the object approached the ground, the light got dim and after hitting the earth surface, the light disappeared. Admitting that he got scared when he saw the bright light approaching him, the farmer said he immediately informed a friend and did not go to the spot where the object had fallen.

Even when the farmer and his friend went near the object, they did not dare to touch it. The police was informed and Sunam police station in-charge Inspector Darshan Singh wrapped it with a piece of paper and took it to the police station.

The Inspector said the concerned authorities, including the Geological Survey of India (GSI), had been informed on the matter.

The spot where the object fell has been 'sealed' as per the instructions of the GSI.

A 'suspicious' looking object had also fallen in the fields near Hothian village in the district in August last year. However, the object that fell today was heavier and green in colour while the one that fell last year was white in colour.

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