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Corps of Engineers pulls UFO out of DC waters near Reagan National Airport

Published April 1, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, drift removal crews pulled a small alien spacecraft out of waters at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers early this morning as part of their day-to-day mission of clearing debris from channels that could be hazardous to navigation.

(Please note, this is an April Fools’ Day joke)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, drift removal crews pulled a small alien spacecraft out of waters at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers early this morning as part of their day-to-day mission of clearing debris from channels that could be hazardous to navigation. (Please note, this is an April Fools’ Day joke)

The alien spacecraft posed a potential hazard to navigation and was removed

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, drift removal crews pulled a small alien spacecraft out of waters at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers early this morning as part of their day-to-day mission of clearing debris from channels that could be hazardous to navigation.

 

“Most of what we pick up is driftwood, often large trees, branches and pieces of aging piers, but every once in a while we do find strange things like the UFO this morning,” said Baltimore District Deckhand Joe Smith, who was part of the Baltimore Harbor Drift Unit that pulled Chessie “the sea monster” out of the Baltimore Harbor two years ago to the day on April Fools’ Day 2016. “Whether it’s large trees, refrigerators or alien spacecraft, if it’s in the waters around Washington, and it could potentially be hazardous to vessels navigating these waterways, we’re going to pick it up and get it out of the channels.”

The spacecraft is not much larger than some of the pieces of debris picked up during normal patrols. The Potomac and Anacostia Rivers Drift Collection and Removal Unit pulled more than 600,000 pounds of debris from waters around the nation’s capital in 2017.

The UFO was taken by Air Force personnel to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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(Please note, this is an April Fools’ Day joke)