Weird UFO Story Week in Washington continues! We already told you about the (debunked) UFO sighting in Vancouver. Well, there's also the case of the mysterious metal debris that fell from the sky onto a two-story apartment complex in Mountlake Terrace. Today, the origins of the panel have been solved, but the way it got onto the roof remain puzzling.
The Heraldreports that the 23-inch-by-18-inch panel of metal is actually a piece of a dishwasher.
When the panel hit the complex's roof earlier this month, residents reported that it did so with a lot of velocity and seemed to be coming straight down. The thing is heavy, and apparently tests were done with it to see if it could be thrown very far--it can't, having a tendency to catch the air and dive down.
And even were it not for the door's imperfect aerodynamics, throwing it onto the two-story building would have taken a great deal of strength.
Mark Kauffmann, a resident at the complex, tells the Herald:
"It sounded like it was coming straight down. I'll bet we heard it coming from at least 100 yards."
So we've got a random dishwasher part that ends up on a high roof and reportedly does so coming "straight down."
Our theories include: unruly (and very strong) teens, an inter-apartment-complex conspiracy to make the story up, and an exploding dishwasher several hundreds of yards away.