Man sends Big Mac into space, takes a bite after retrieving it from soccer team's training grounds

The mystery surrounding a McDonald’s “spaceburger” has been brought to a satisfying, tasty conclusion.

On Thursday, Members of the Colchester United Football Club in Essex, England, took to Twitter to report finding a Big Mac that had seemingly descended from the heavens and landed on their training ground.

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The folks in charge of the team’s official Twitter feed explained that the Big Mac had been transported to their grounds attached to a polystyrene box and a GoPro camera.

However, before they could investigate further, they allege that a man from nearby Sheffield called, claiming it was he who “sent the burger into space” on a weather balloon.

The man, a YouTuber named Tom Stanniland, then made the three-hour drive to Colchester United’s Florence Park training ground to pick up the burger and at least offer an explanation for his actions, if not his motivation.

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“Alright, so I sent a burger into space using a weather balloon. It had gone about 24 miles up. The weather balloon popped, it’s come back down over 100 miles, and it’s landed right here,” he said in a video shared by Colchester United.

Stanniland, who goes by Killem on YouTube, later shared a video of his stunt, and his subsequent adventure to retrieve the burger, on the streaming video platform. In it, he also screens footage of the burger ascending into space.

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But the best part – or the worst part – might be the moment Stanniland retrieves the burger and takes a bite, all while his friend asks if it “tastes out-of-this-world.”

“It’s not nice,” he concludes.