In North Dublin, a "mysterious crater" on the beach at Portmarnock reportedly generated a sensation on Wednesday. One local astronomy enthusiast expressed his hope that the hole was the result of a cosmic event.
The little, hefty rock that was found in the crater, according to David Kennedy, was a meteorite that came from space. He declared that he was "certain" of this.
"As you can tell... there's a scorch mark on this side here, so that would have been at the angle it came down at," Mr Kennedy told Virgin Media News on Wednesday.
It is substantial. Although I'm unsure of its makeup, we must absolutely find out.
Despite the lack of a formal confirmation, Mr. Kennedy expressed optimism that it was the location of a meteorite crash.
After then, Mr. Kennedy had spent the entire day trying to unravel the puzzle by speaking with astronomical experts.
However, a video that was extensively circulated on social media revealed that Charlie Wallace and Peter McEvoy had actually used green plastic shovels to create the "mysterious hole" on Portmarnock beach.
Since then, Virgin Media has stated that the riddle surrounding the hole "appears to have been solved — dashed the hopes of a local space enthusiast, who had hoped it was the site of a meteor strike."
Although Mr. Kennedy expressed disappointment that it was not a meteor impact site, he stated he would still have the rock examined "in the hopes that it was not a wholly futile discovery."
One analyst asserts that if a meteor had genuinely caused the hole, there would have been widespread media coverage of the space rock hitting the planet.
The Blackrock Castle Observatory's Frances McCarthy stated she would inquire as to whether anyone had seen the "incredibly bright meteor the previous night."
"Something that big would have made a fireball. There would have been reports everywhere of that fireball coming down from the atmosphere," she told RTÉ's Drivetime on Thursday.