Climate change has been causing havoc with planet Earth as we have seen some of the deadliest of storms, sea levels rising along with temperatures and changes to climate patterns that bring about strange and unforeseen effects.
One of these is the emergence of a new island from the waters of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
NEW ISLAND FORMED OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST.
The island started out as just a small sandbar that was frequented by stingrays and sharks and which was accessible only by boat.
It was not long before it turned into a fully-fledged island which can now be walked to.
The local people in the region have named it Shelly Island thanks to the huge amount of shells found in the virgin sand. However, stranger things have been turning up on the island more recently.
MYSTERY OBJECTS WASH UP ONTO NEW ISLAND IN NORTH CAROLINA
Now another strange object has made an appearance on the island and this time it has not only baffled the local beach-goers but also historians.
The object in question was found by the Hoffman family who was visiting from Virginia. The son-in-law Dan found the weird object and his mother in law told him that it was perhaps treasured from a shipwreck off the Outer Banks. She went on to say that whatever the object is, it is old and has been in the ocean for some time.
The Hoffman family contact Jami Lanier, a local historian at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but Lanier was not able to identify the mystery object.
Lanier said that it is difficult to tell what it is as there is plenty of encrustation, but it could be some instrument used on a watercraft.
Now Lanier is going to ask marine archaeologists if they can help to determine what the object is. Many strange and mysterious objects have been found recently on beaches.
Someone found a starfish that was made of a strange metal just off Rhode Island and someone else found a wooden structure that has not been identified in Canada.
It does make one wonder what else might drift up from the bottom of the sea onto a beach in the future.
NEW ISLAND WAS EVACUATED DUE TO A BOMB
Just a few months back the island was evacuated when an object that was bomb shaped was found to be buried in the sand of the island.
The officials from the US Coast Guard, US Navy, Dare County Emergency Management and National Park Service became interested in the island, and a team was called to examine the new found strange object.
It was said to be a leftover training device from World War II, but one week later a real bomb was discovered on the same island, and this time ordnance disposal teams were sent to detonate it.