METAL fragments are being investigated after they were found by a flaming crater after a mysterious object fell to Earth.
“It made a loud bang when it hit the ground. Then it started burning. The dry grass nearby was quickly set aflame.” – Villager Mr Zhang
Nothing can be seen inside the burning crater.
A local called Mr Zhang told HSW.cn that there was a “deep noise” from the sky at around 1pm on the day.
He said he then saw something rapidly falling towards the mountain.
He added: “It made a loud bang when it hit the ground. Then it started burning. The dry grass nearby was quickly set aflame.”
Speculation about the incident was rife online.
One commentator said: “The ring looks like the door of a UFO cabin.”
But another questioned if it was space junk caused by humans, saying: “Are they parts of Shenzhou 11 spacecraft?”
And a third said: “It probably came from a failed time traveller.”