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Mysterious masses of tires washing up on shore of Japan’s northern Hokkaido Prefecture【Video】

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Two incidents in a month have authorities looking for owner of giant black rubber objects.

The town of Rumoi is located on the northwestern coast of Hokkaido Prefecture, and as a small community of only about 2,200 people or so, it’s probably a safe bet that residents spend at least a little time gazing out at the sea. On February 1, though, they spotted something other than splashing waves, soaring gulls, or leaping fish, though, when a gigantic black mass of rubber washed up.

Measuring 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) long by 4.5 meters wide, it looks a little like a huge, pitch-black marshmallow covered in tires, and experts estimate it to weigh somewhere between four and five metric tons (8,818 to 11,023 pounds). Then, a little over three weeks later on February 24, an identical object washed up in the town of Ishikari, about 50 kilometers 31 miles) south from Rumoi.

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