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Giant metal ‘space balls’ fall from the sky in Vietnam

These, in the loosest possible definition, are proper UFOs - unidentified flying objects that crashed into Vietnam's Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang provinces on 10 January.

Presented to UFO hunters of the likes of Scott Waring of UFO Sightings Dailythey could be "alien drones or parts of damaged alien structures in space", but pesky government groups will remove them before the public get to know the truth.

Vietnam's Thanhnien News reports that three orbs of varying size appeared out of clear skies after a "thunder-like" noise. The Ministry of Defense described them as "Russian-made", probably coming from missiles or spaceships, likely containing compressed air. None of the objects were explosive, they assured. 

The first sphere, weighing around six kilos, crashed into a garden at 6:30am in Yen Bai Province, while a second sphere of 250 grams fell on the roof of a house around three kilometers away. A third much larger sphere of 45 kilos, landed near a stream in the neighboring province of Tuyen Quang.

It's not clear if the objects came from a Russian-owned craft, or if they were made in Russia before being sold on. Ngyuen Khoa Son, a professor at Vietnam's State Space Science and Technology Program, told VietNam Bridge that as the balls are intact, they probably fell from an altitude of less than 100 kilometres.

Alien crafts, dodgy Russian ship or very clever PR for the new X-Files series? Let us know your thoughts below.