A metal object crashes through the roof and lands in the baby bouncer

A mother has shared her shock after a strange metal object crashed through her roof and landed in her daughter’s bouncer.

Temika Lawther, of Queensland, Australia, said she and her husband Matt were left confused after the small piece of hard metal crashed into Oceania’s infant mobility device, which is just five months old, reports 7News.

Fortunately, her child was not in the bouncer at the time of impact, but in the kitchen, where he got his “first” taste of ice cream.

Describing how the frightening incident unfolded, Temika said she heard a “loud bang” and then saw a “massive hole in the roof” before looking down and realizing “all the tiles were smashed”.


Parents Temika and Matt say their daughter Oceania wasn’t in the bouncer when it struck

She also spoke of her concern for her baby daughter, commenting, “If Oceania had been in the bouncer at that point, she would not have been well.

Social media users have been quick to speculate about the origins of the mysterious material ever since Temika shared her story. In a post, she said that she and her partner “definitely” ruled out the idea that it could be a bullet.

Some have claimed it could even be “space junk” – often made up of old bits of rockets and satellites sent from Earth. However, experts believe it is more likely to have come from an airplane or helicopter.

Many have speculated about the object's origin, with some saying it could be space junk
Many have speculated about the object’s origin, with some saying it could be space junk

dr Jonti Horner, an astrophysicist at the University of Southern Queensland, told 7News: “Firstly, if it were space junk, it would look a lot more burned and horrifying, even if it were metal. But I don’t think space debris or a meteorite would have that effect.”

“If it’s not astronomical, it seems more like something man-made,” he added.

Temika and Matt are now investigating if there is a way to claim their insurance for the damage caused by the unusual event.

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