PLYMOUTH (CBS) – A solid piece of metal crashed through the roof of a Plymouth furniture warehouse on Thursday. Investigators say the debris appears to have fallen from the sky, but it did not come from a plane.

Update: Police Investigate Texas Man’s Theory On Where The Metal Came From.

Michael Facchini, the owner of Michael’s Wholesale Furniture Distributors found the 3-5 lb. chunk of debris on the floor of his building off Camelot Drive.

Facchini also discovered a hole in the roof of the building.

“Looked up, the ceiling had a big hole,” he told WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran. “One of the workers came by and noticed the office was a mess and asked if I knew what happened then I looked and saw metal and figured it came from high above.”

No one was hurt by the falling debris.

The FAA has sent an inspector to Plymouth to help investigators.

They are now tasked with trying to figure out where the metal came from.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

Officials originally suspected that it could have fallen off of a passing plane, but they have since ruled out that possibility.

A hole can be seen through the roof of a Plymouth business after a mystery object crashed through. (Photo by David G. Curran/

“We have no idea what it is. At this point, we can only speculate. No clue,” said Plymouth police Capt. John Rogers. “This would have had to come through with some significant force or velocity to get through the warehouse roof and cause damage.”

At Michael’s Wholesale Furniture Distributors, the fact no one was hurt has employees counting their lucky stars. In fact, they say they’re going to play the lottery tonight after surviving this strange event.

WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran contributed to this report.

Comments (184)
  1. SeasickSue says:

    It’s part of the Mayflower.

  2. truth teller says:

    Doubt it fell from space…would expect to see rounded/melted ends and burn marks from entry.

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  4. Timothy says:

    No doubt it is one of the thousands of pieces of pace junk we’ve left up there, come home at last.

  5. simondog says:

    It looks like a panandemic fam with a malleable lopgrythmic case with a conventional lotus-odeltoid winding designed so that side fumbling is all but eliminated.

    1. rufus levin says:

      they were on sale at Wal Mart and Tiger Direct on Black Friday too….

  6. Sam says:

    It’s from a joint N. Korean and Iranian missle experiment. They are testing missles that can reach east coast of US. from subs just off the continental shelf.

  7. JET99999 says:

    drving north on 95 Thurs nite around 11;15 attleboro area very dramatic shoooting star or whatever.i, fell from top of sky to bottom, very bright and quick and never seen anything that extreme

  8. Cape Mom says:

    I was driving up Rte 3 about a month ago through Pymouth when a log came crashing down out of the sky and broke to smithereens in from of my car. It fell from at least 30 feet high and was launched by some type of brush eating equipment at work in a nearby clearing seen through the trees. That machine threw it well over 100 feet into the air and 30 feet up vertically. Is anyone around the warehouse using that type of equipment that some kids could be fooling around with?

  9. Mark st Amand says:

    I saw a object fall from the sky. Around 11:15 pm thurday. looked like a small cannon ball on fire.

  10. Wally says:

    Simple answer. An idiot from Mars tossed it out of his/her flying saucer.

  11. Ken says:

    This is made of bronze or brass. This is used by Aircraft Mechanics as a “bucking bar.” One this size is usually used to back up structure when removing trunion bolts. This bar stops the flexing and vibration of various fittings when removing large fasteners. It’s made of a soft material so the damage to aircraft structure is limited.

  12. rufus levin says:

    It is part of Obama’s HOPE and CHANGE initiative….no one knows what it is, where it might come from, who is responsible for it, what it is used for….

    DNC getting sneaky with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in charge now…..

  13. SpaceCowboy123 says:

    I would agree with any theory about this being a piece of metal from a demolition or salvage operation. I appears to be chewed up ….like from a demolition machine or crusher….I must have been under bow and arrow like stress before failure. Boing!!!…….when it snapped. check for demolition going on in a ??? mile radius.

  14. gramps says:

    Mystery solved, it’s a top secret research project,projectile…..Being developed by Pfizer.

    A ‘Congressional Suppository’….


  15. Big T says:

    It sure did not come through the atmosphere, or it would have burned up. or look like it came from space. Somebody with a catapult type device had some dangerous fun.

  16. Dick P. says:

    The Texas theory is dead on. Google earth shows a stump grinder operation across the street at the cul-de-sac. Those Texas Rangers were always damn good at finding those bad guys.

  17. francis Beer says:

    Looks like a pneumatic drill bit head that broke off while rock was being drilled in preparation for dynamiting. When dynamite was inadvertently placed in the drill hole and ignited the drill head probably flew a great distance

  18. CATman says:

    Pin out of a backhoe or small trackhoe.

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