Old military device washes up on the beach in Kill Devil Hills

An old, barnacled military device washed up in the surf in Kill Devil Hills on Monday. The town say's it's not an explosive. [Kari Pugh photo]

It certainly looks a bit like a bomb, but the Town of Kill Devil Hills says an old, barnacled military device that washed up in the surf Monday just south of milepost 5 isn’t an explosive.

“It has understandably caused some concern, but it is not dangerous,” the town said in a Facebook post. “Our best guess is that it is some kind of anti-submarine target.”

While we appreciate the concern, there's nothing to worry about with this object.

Posted by Kill Devil Hills Police Department on Monday, March 23, 2020

The Navy will soon be responding to pick up the concrete-filled device covered in “sharp edged sea things,” the town said.

If you go to take a look, remember social distancing.

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