A grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Florida, US.
The appearance of the instrument near Biscayne Bay has prompted speculation that it may have been placed there for a music video, as a romantic date or a marketing stunt.
The stretch of coast is just north of the upmarket South Beach area known for its glitzy clubs and restaurants.
A local resident said he was so intrigued by the mystery that he swam about 180 metres out to the sandbar to investigate.
When he got there, he found that the piano was damaged and charred, as if someone had set it on fire, she said. There were no engraved messages or clues.
“I wanted to see it firsthand,” said the 42-year-old professional photographer who wanted to shoot the piano up close.
It’s not clear what will become of the piano. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman said the agency is not responsible for moving such items and the US Coast Guard won’t get involved unless it becomes a hazard to navigation.