Originally Posted: 2001-10-31 10:21pm
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A week ago I found a large oval shaped capsule about 5 feet by 2 feet in the field behind my house, while looking for a golf ball I had hit in the brush. It was warm to the touch and was in a six foot deep hole in the ground almost as if it had slammed into the earth. I waited until the sun went down that same day, and tied rope around the capsule and then tied the other end to the winch on the front of my truck and tried to pull it out. It kept on slipping off the capsule because the capsule was perfectly smooth except for a few notches in the side. I tried for about 3 hours before giving up and then frustrated, tired, and covered in dirt I hid the capsule as best I could and went home. The next evening I went to Orchard Supply and bought about 20 feet of chain and fashioned it into a "chain net". Again, I went out to the field about 3 hours after the sun had set and hooked up my chain net to the winch of my truck. This time I dug around enough of the capsule to get a better hold of it, and ran the net through the notches to hold it. I revved the engine and hit the winch. The capsule didn’t even budge. This surprised me as I have a 1996 Ford with a V8 engine and 24 AMP winch. Then all of a sudden the chain snapped! I reattatched the chain where it had broken and tried again. I drove my truck around a large tree and anchored it against it. I hit the power to the winch and about 5 seconds later I hear a huge grinding noise, and my winch tears itself off my front bumper!! I At this point I am extremely pissed off and very tired. Chain is not cheap, and losing my 1500.00 winch, I am even more determined to get this sucker out of the ground, and that meant I had to try something else. I went home and thought about what I could do to bring the capsule out of the ground. I know I needed to act fast becase I didnt want anyone to find it. I had already seen a neighbor peering out behind his fence wondering what I was doing out there 1 in the morning. The next day, I called in sick from work and went back to Orchard and got the heaviest gauge of steel chain they had . I also bought double the length this time so I could double the density of my "net". I went home, and about 5 hours later I had a net that I was happy with. The chain and heavy duty hooks had cost me about 550 dollars and my checking account balance had reached 25 bucks. Becasue I didnt have a winch anymore, I decided to attatch the end of the chain to my rear bumper. I tripled the amount of chain between the truck and the capsule, so there was no way it could snap again, however my bumper getting pulled off was a good possibility. I revved up my engine and dropped the transmission into first gear, and floored it. I think I felt the capsule starting to come out, but in reality what was reallly happening was that my bumped had pulled itself off! Ok this was the final straw. I was broke, pissed, and my truck was missing its winch and rear bummper! I called one of my closest and best friends to come and see if he could help me. Before this point I had told no one about my discovery. He came over at 3am and we took flashlights and went over to the hole. The first thing he said was "holy shit", this is either a bomb that some plane has accidenlty dropped, or an alien spacecraft. We both didnt believe it was a bomb because it was too heavy. It had to have been over 5000 pounds to break the chain I had used to get it out. My friend who is a doctor, suddenly got an idea. He ran out to his car and grabbed his stethescope. He placed it against the capsule and I heard him whisper, "oh my god,". I grabbed it from him and listened for myself. I heard little clicking and popping noises coming from within the capsule. We both couldnt believe that this thing had something going on inside of it. We went to my shed to get some tools and started to dig it out. We wanted to find out exactly how big it was. Becasue I live on a hill and its pretty dark and bushy where the capsule was, we could assume that we wouldnt get bothered by anyone after 1 am. we dug for about 4 hours, and just as the sun started to come out, we had figured how large the capsule was, 5 ft, by 2 ft. We then covered the hole with as much brush we could find and no one would be able to tell it was there unless they were looking for it. The next night my friend and I rented a huge 4x4 with dual rear tires, with a v12 and a maximum of something like a ½ ton towing capacity. This was the meanest, strongest vehicle we could find, at a hefty price of $350.00 per day from a guy who told us he we would have to pay him his insurance deductible and pay him an additional $2000.00 if we damaged the truck . We took the truck along with 50 feet more of chain, along with my truck and drove them into position to pull the capsule out. Ok, we fixed up the chains to the trucks and started to pull. THE GODDAMM THING DID NOT BUDGE ONE INCH! Then I had a brainstorm. Why not use the tree above the capsule in a pulley system? So we decided to do this and looped the extra chain over a thick branch and hooked it down to the chain net that held the capsule. Again we started the trucks and floored both. They just spun their tires . Oh did I mention that my bumper didnt pull off this time? It did bend the hell out of it though. Ok so we have found out that this thing weighs well more than 10,000 pounds. It's surface can be scratched but we cannot cause any type of DEEP scratch. Even when we tried to use a diamond tipped drill bit with a high speed drill, all we could do was scratch the surface. It is non magnetic. It will not stick to a magnet. The sounds coming from inside the capsule have changed. No more pops and clicks. Now it sounds like something is revolving inside of it and making a scraping noise. (Both our trucks combined couldn’t pull the capsule out of the hole, using a total of god only knows how much horsepower.) At this point we are at a crossroads. We have gone to an structural engineer asking if its possible for a 5 by 2 oval space to weigh that much. He said even artificially created super dense nickel steel coudlnt weigh that much in that amount of space. It just wasnt physically possible. His associate who was also present said the same thing. We both left feeling rather confused about where to go next. And this is where we are today. We cant pull the damm thing out of the ground. We are thinking about renting a diesel semi to pull it out with. We dont want to lose this discovery to the government. If you know a way that we can get this damm thing out of the ground and transport it , please let us know. Of course I cannot tell you the location of the capsule or where I live for obvious reasons. I live somewhere in the Bay Area, and that is about all I can reveal. If you know where I can get access to any heavy lifting equipment please email me. I need to lift about 15,000 pounds and upward. There is solid ground near the capsule and some concrete. I need to keep this thing as discreet as possbile. A semi is going to raise a lot of suspicion and we dont want cops and neighbors going over to look at what we are doing. If you are an engineer or scientist, please email me back with a way to pull this damm thing out of the ground. You will be emailing an anonymous HOTMAIL account set up from a public computer. Serious people only please. I didn’t just spend the last hour typing this for kicks. This isnt a damm joke, or a prank, or some made up story. This is for real, and I need help for real.

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