Object was recovered from a location at the north-east coast of Banks Island. Area was barren of all metal and metallic ore in a one mile radius. Object was found at the geometric center of the area. Object had become submerged in seawater at the time of discovery. A small town was found nearby, abandoned for several years. Object was removed, and shortly started to flake off rust, causing the varied parts to begin motion. After several accidents, Object was cut down and contained on site.
Object appears to be a random assembly of gears, cables, pulleys, screws and belts, all made of a amalgam of various metals. Object's size at time of recovery was approximately eighty-seven square feet. Current size is approximately twelve square feet. Object rusts quickly in seawater. No identifiable energy source has been found, but all components will begin to move if not coated in rust. Object is completely silent at all times, even at rest.
Any metal touching the object will become permanently affixed to it, and over a period of a few days becomes a new part of the object. Organic matter remains unaffected. Object is extremely resilient, with tensile strength and toughness above those of aircraft grade titanium alloy by weight, even though its composition appears to be a random alloy of iron, tin, gold and other metals, some as of yet unidentified. Extreme, focused heat must be applied over several hours to cut even a small portion free of the main assembly.
Persons remaining in the vicinity of the object for prolonged periods have developed auditory hallucinations while near the object, mainly the sound of grinding and clicking. The sound intensifies, and is abated only by throwing metal into the object. Subjects in advanced states of psychosis have thrown themselves into the object, resulting in almost instant death by crushing. The body is often drawn in, and impossible to recover.