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Mystery blue jelly balls fall from the sky


Posted on Saturday, 28 January, 2012 | Comment icon 33 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Dorset residents were perplexed when a torrent of blue jelly balls rained down from the heavens.

Former aircraft engineer Steve Hornsby described how the sky went a dark yellow colour on Thursday afternoon followed by a torrent of what he initially thought to be hailstones. "They have an exterior shell with a softer inner but have no smell, aren't sticky and do not melt," he said. Unable to pick them up with his fingers Steve had to use a spoon to flick the balls of goo in to a jam jar. The Met Office confirmed that the phenomenon was "not meteorological."

"Josie Pegg, an applied science research assistant at Bournemouth University, speculated that the apparently strange phenomena might be "marine invertebrate eggs"."

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Comment icon #24 Posted by Darktherapy on 29 January, 2012, 19:38
It looks like water jelly orbs (jello balls). They are used in gardening and landscaping. Kids like to play with them as well. They start out as little seeds that grow with water. The ones in the video look exactly like the ones in this story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XHZ7pd9GIA
Comment icon #25 Posted by jesspy on 30 January, 2012, 0:13
I guess it is fake they do look like those jelly balls in the video above.
Comment icon #26 Posted by jism1cake on 1 February, 2012, 2:17
I live in this area and this is the news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16754531 I think you all have it wrong, this is England, we don't have jelly balls ammo and it definately isn't poo from airplanes. He states the clouds went yellow and other colours, my guess it was a chemical reaction involving chem trails, we get them alot in bournemouth. check this video out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvRusfXUaW4 Its still baffling to me tho but also concerns me living in this area! I will not be going outside when it hails! Peace x
Comment icon #27 Posted by Englishgent on 1 February, 2012, 2:42
I live in this area and this is the news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk...dorset-16754531 I think you all have it wrong, this is England, we don't have jelly balls ammo and it definately isn't poo from airplanes. He states the clouds went yellow and other colours, my guess it was a chemical reaction involving chem trails, we get them alot in bournemouth. check this video out: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=EvRusfXUaW4 Its still baffling to me tho but also concerns me living in this area! I will not be going outside when it hails! Peace x No, you get a lot of CONtrails over Bournemouth.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Cherry- on 1 February, 2012, 16:19
chemical reaction
Comment icon #29 Posted by evilgrinz on 3 February, 2012, 3:32
Has anyone seen the commercials for orbeez? those little balls that start off tiny and hard but when soaked in water grow 100 times their size and are squishy and wet and bouncy, ect? bought some about a week ago and they look exactly like the pics here when you break them (squeezing them too hard) is it possible some of the orbeez seeds (the tiny balls before exposed to water) were dropped down and absorbed the water from clouds before falling?
Comment icon #30 Posted by jism1cake on 3 February, 2012, 16:09
heres an update: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/31/blue-balls-mystery-close-solved?newsfeed=true
Comment icon #31 Posted by jism1cake on 3 February, 2012, 16:16
and solved http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/feb/03/blue-balls-mystery-solved-scientists?intcmp=239
Comment icon #32 Posted by Pintho on 4 February, 2012, 20:50
I, the guys from mystbuster show it on tv it s just come from the airplane toillet flush trap.
Comment icon #33 Posted by ealdwita on 4 May, 2012, 13:03
I suffered from blue jelly balls as a teenager, but antibiotics and lotion soon cleared it up!


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