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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