On February 22, 2021, Mantana Dao Pibul decided to go for a walk on the beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand. There, she saw a piece of coral. Collecting it as a souvenir, she took a closer look at her discovery—and found that the bizarre object was glowing!
She shone the light from her phone on the strange specimen, and, when its red color brightened, she wondered whether the object could be a meteorite. After she returned home, she observed that the unusual mineral had changed color. Instead of red, it was now purple. Neither Mantana nor her friends have been able to identify the strange object. She hopes an expert might be able to tell her what she found during her walk on the beach.