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Mysterious 80-ft Object Appears On US Beach After Erosion, Watch

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We often hear stories about things washing ashore. They are often fragments of an unknown part of the past. Sometimes it's an animal, sometimes it is some strange object from the water. 

But this time, something was been unearthed on a beach itself from under the sand. A mysterious 80-foot object reportedly made of wood surfaced on Daytona beach, in the U.S., after a sudden erosion. 

Officials are still examining what it could be. Watch the video from the beach here. 

Strange 80-foot object unearthed in Daytona beach, Florida

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The mysterious structure is reportedly 80 feet long and was first spotted by locals and tourists on Daytona Beach Shores in Volusia County after Hurricanes Ian and Nicole resulted in soil erosion in the area. 

The strange object appears to be made of wood, however, the archaeological team is yet to examine the object. 

Volusia County has reportedly sent an archaeological team to investigate the scene, though it said the area could not be roped off because of rising water levels during high tide. 

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Volusia County Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Malphurs told Wesh2News an erosion of this kind has not been seen 'in a very long time.'

"We haven't seen this kind of erosion in a very long time. I've been on the beach for probably 25 years and that's the first time I've seen it exposed. We're not sure what it is," she said.

The mysterious object appears to be a shipwreck from the 1800s

In the latest developments, the archaeological team has reached the site and has revealed the strange object is a shipwreck. A Fox35 reporter posted a video on Twitter from the scene. 

Along with the video she wrote, "Shipwreck uncovered hundreds of years later by Hurricane Nicole in Daytona Beach Shores! Archaeologists believe it’s from the late 1800s and was likely a merchant vessel. It was buried by the tide once again, so this morning they’re digging to uncover this mystery." 

The same reporter posted another video from the scene revealing the ship could have been from the 1800s after the archaeologists discovered a  merchant vessel. 

She wrote, " “Sometimes X marks the spot” - While we were filming, the archaeologists from St. Augustine uncovered a wooden piece of a shipwreck! They believe it is a merchant vessel from the late 1800s that had been buried under the sand until Hurricane Nicole exposed it."

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