Strange UFO-shaped structure shows up on Norwegian lake

An object resembling a flying saucer has appeared on a lake in Norway, but not everything is as it seems.

Photographs of a large, silvery, oval-shaped object floating on the surface of Norway\’s Hardanger Fjord in Hagardsneset sparked a great deal of intrigue on social media earlier this month.

Its resemblance to a U̳F̳O̳ – in particular the chrome spaceship from the 1980s movie Flight of the Navigator – prompted suggestions that it could be evidence of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ visitors.

As it turns out, however, this mysterious looking object is in fact a unique art exhibition that has been designed to resemble the silvery scales of a fish.Known as “The Salmon Eye”, it weighs 1,256 tons and was designed by Danish studio Kvorning Design with funding from Sondre Eide – CEO of salmon farming firm Eide Fjordbruk.

The installation is entirely flee-floating and reportedly contains four interior floors featuring a cinema and several exhibition floors, though exactly what is being exhibited inside remains a mystery for now.

“Salmon Eye will become an international design icon for Eide Fjordbruk and revolutionise sustainable aquaculture in the future,” said Kvorning Design CEO Arne Kvorning.

“I am convinced that the floating aquaculture information center and art installation will be setting new standards for sustainable aquaculture in every aspect. Design, interaction, research, technology, and immersive experiences.”

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