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Mysterious 'angel hair' falls over Portugal

Posted on Saturday, 29 November, 2014 | Comment icon 18 comments

Could 'angel hair' simply be strands of spider web ? Image Credit: Miguel Monteiro
Strange white, wispy strands of an unknown material have been reported falling from the sky.
Commonly referred to as 'angel hair', the peculiar phenomenon has in the past been connected to both UFO sightings and religious manifestations such as appearances of the Virgin Mary.

"It fell during the afternoon," said one resident. "I tried to inquire if aeroplanes flew over before, but no straight answer."

"Me and a couple of friends sent it to be analysed Ė and the weirdest things happened. It reacts to UV light. It comes alive."
The cobweb-like substance happens to be integral to the beliefs of the RaŽlian UFO religion and is sometimes claimed to be a byproduct of the electromagnetic field surrounding a UFO.

A more conventional explanation however is that the material is simply spider silk or some other natural substance that has been caught by strong winds and dispersed over a wide area. Some spider species even use cobweb gliders to carry them over long distances.

The polarization of floating dust particles causing them to join together in to long strands is another common theory put forward to explain the phenomenon.

Source: AOL | Comments (18)

Tags: Angel Hair, Portugal

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Future_Ikann on 30 November, 2014, 2:02
@PersonFromPorlock LOL nice one, Thread Fall was my first thought before i even saw the comments!
Comment icon #10 Posted by godnodog on 30 November, 2014, 13:14
As a portuguese living in Portugal, I can tell you this was not in the news here, mysteriously all info comes from non portuguese sites. PS.: The original reports of Fatima were typical UFO sightings, the Church adapted the report to "ease" the minds of the locals.
Comment icon #11 Posted by GuessAgain on 1 December, 2014, 4:30
Watch for chemtrails or similar. Morgellon's is activated biologically and spread environmentally. Is there a link? An escalation of bio weaponry?Don't touch the hair until we know what it is..
Comment icon #12 Posted by ROGER on 1 December, 2014, 4:51
SEE , you can get sick from the Internet ! Watch for chemtrails or similar. Morgellon's is activated biologically and spread environmentally. Is there a link? An escalation of bio weaponry?Don't touch the hair until we know what it is.. [ In 2008 the Washington Post Magazine reported that Internet discussions about Morgellons include many conspiracy theories about the cause, including biological warfare, nanotechnology, chem-trails and extraterrestrial life.] From :
Comment icon #13 Posted by back to earth on 1 December, 2014, 6:03
Why are angels starting to go bald ?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Red Howler on 1 December, 2014, 9:53
There was lots of angel hair lying around from Halloween used as fake spider webs. Some use angel hair as Yule decourations. Portugal has had a load of mysterious sky angel hair for decades. Angel hair folklore and facts.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Karasu on 2 December, 2014, 18:09
It's spider webs. When spiders leave the nest, they create silk 'para-sails', and float on the wind. We see these all the time in Texas.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Omnomnomivore on 3 December, 2014, 4:02
That's really weird, never seen anything like that before.
Comment icon #17 Posted by ovakynd on 6 December, 2014, 0:03
the return of the arachnids !!
Comment icon #18 Posted by back to earth on 6 December, 2014, 5:36
Aussie angel hair: " Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere ... " Joni Mitchell.

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