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Space burger crashes at football club's training ground

Sky News logo Sky News 29/03/2019 Tania Snuggs, news reporter

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A groundsman at Colchester United's training ground had an out-of-this world experience when he discovered a space burger had landed on the pitch.

The frozen meaty treat was attached to a polystyrene box with a GoPro and sent up to space by Tom Stanniland, better known by his YouTube name Kill'em, who called the League Two club to explain.

He said: "I sent a burger into space using a weather balloon. It had gone about 24 miles up and the weather balloon popped. It's come back down, travelled over 100 miles and landed right here."

a piece of cake sitting on top of a table: The burger was attached to a polystyrene box with a GoPro camera inside. Pic: YouTube/Killem © Sky News Screen Grab The burger was attached to a polystyrene box with a GoPro camera inside. Pic: YouTube/Killem The media manager at Colchester United Football Club, Matt Hudson, said: "When we discovered the burger at the training ground on Wednesday, we weren't quite sure what to think, but we were delighted to reunite Tom with his meal and the rest of his equipment.

a person standing on top of a grass covered field: The burger was sent into space using a weather balloon. Pic: YouTube/Killem © Sky News Screen Grab The burger was sent into space using a weather balloon. Pic: YouTube/Killem

"We've seen plenty of things happen in football over the years, but this has to be one of the most unusual - but it's certainly helped spread the name of Colchester United!"

a man eating a hot dog: Mr Stanniland said the burger "did not taste very nice." Pic: YouTube/Killem © Sky News Screen Grab Mr Stanniland said the burger "did not taste very nice." Pic: YouTube/Killem Mr Stanniland claimed he would eat the burger once it had safely returned to terra firma - wherever that may be. He was able to determine its location thanks to a tracker he had installed in the box.

a plate with a mountain in the background: Tom Stanniland said he intended to eat the burger when it returned to earth. Pic: YouTube/Killem © Sky News Screen Grab Tom Stanniland said he intended to eat the burger when it returned to earth. Pic: YouTube/Killem

After contacting the club to confirm its whereabouts, Mr Stanniland travelled down from his home in Sheffield to retrieve it.

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However, the effects of the journey into space had taken its toll on the meal and he said: "That's not nice."

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