Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's Raining Blobs, Hallelujah!

If this picture, which I have found often associated
with the story, is to be believed, I must note how
many various individuals have commented on the
remarkable similarity to a gelatinous cluster
of amphibian eggs. 
On August 7, 1994, the people of Oakville, WA experienced a frightening event when a deluge of gelatinous blobs fell from the sky. In time, those exposed became sick with flu-like symptoms. Washington State's Department of Ecology examined the globules, noting they seemed to be made of a number of different animal cells but couldn't pin-point their origin.

Dr. David Little, an Oakville physician, had the substance tested as well and stated it contained human cells that remarkably possessed no nuclei. Moreover, the substance contained two types of bacteria, one of which is also found in the human digestive tract.

Some theorized that military bombing tests some fifty miles out to sea could have flung jellyfish filled sea water into the clouds where it somehow managed to stay suspended long enough to travel inland and rain down on the locals. And contain human cells. And I'm not buying that one either.

Even if you discount the human cells stuff, the prospect of those blobs staying suspended for any length of time without the presence of violent updrafts (as accompanied with thunderstorms) is a hard one to swallow.

So we chalk this up to another one of the weird Fortean falls that goes unexplained but not forgotten.

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