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Alien Slime Found at Somerset Nature Reserve after Meteor Strike
Published February 19, 2013

By DOMINIC GOVER, International Business Times

Experts are examining a mysterious slime in a Somerset nature reserve in the wake of a meteor strike thousands of miles away in Russia.

Translucent goo which resembles "something living" was discovered pretty Ham Wall reserve by nature lovers. Theories abound about what the jelly is - from "crystallised brain fungus" to the decomposing remains of a dead frog.

Baffled site manager Steve Hughes said: "Whatever it is, it's very weird."

The unexplained blobs had cropped up all around the reserve.

"This past week we've been finding piles of this translucent jelly dotted around the reserve," he said. "Always on grass banks away from the water's edge.

"They are usually about 10cm (4in) in diameter. We've asked experts what it might be but no one is really sure. Whatever it is, it's very weird."

According to local folklore, the substance appears in the aftermath of meteor showers. Previous manifestations of it date to the 14th century, according to records.

During that period the slime has acquired celestial monikers including "star jelly," "astral jelly," or even "astromyxin".

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds spokesman Tony Whitehead said: "In folklore it is said to be deposited in the wake of meteor showers. It's great that in this day and age that there are still mysteries out there.

"Our reserve team will be looking out for the slime over the next few days but if anyone can offer any explanations we'd be glad to hear."

Source and special thanks: International Business Times


Alien Slime Found at Somerset Nature Reserve after Meteor Strike
Published January 22, 2014

By DOMINIC GOVER, International Business Times

The mystery of alien goo which appeared in Somerset following an apparent UFO sighting has been solved ... sort of.

Unfortunately for X-Files enthusiasts everywhere, the substance does not signal a close encounter of the third kind; more of the "bird kind".

Scientists at the Natural History Museum analysing the sticky translucent matter identified magpie DNA. There was also frog DNA.

So it appears there has been no alien encounter here. Nor is it likely to have come from a previously undiscovered bird/frog hybrid creature with wings and slimy skin.

The mystery slime was collected by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds from Ham Well nature reserve last year. It was found shortly after a UFO was photographed in the sky over Avalon Marshes in the area.

Stuart Hine of the Identification and Advisory Service explained: "We did some molecular analysis and we picked up that there magpie DNA in the sample and there is frog DNA in the sample.

"Now that could mean that it's a frog that's been ingested by a magpie and the indigestible parts have been coughed up in to the sticky gel. However, we've got to explore a bit further.

"It is a mystery. It's one of those: is it extra-terrestrial? It certainly isn't extra-terrestrial. There's a solution to this and we will find it."

The work of identifying the alien goo continues for experts in London.

Source and special thanks: International Business Times

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  •  mothman: 

    Yes actually that picture did'nt look too convincing to me even though it sounded completely real but it is possible that Dominic Gover did have a real story but no picture so he just put that fake one on his website.

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  •  En-Lugal: 

    So there are magpie's barfing up frogs all over the world? Pretty sure this has been recorded in places around the globe.

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Starts: February 19th, 2013 12:00 AM
Ends: February 19th, 2013 12:00 AM
Ham Well Nature Reserve, Avalon Marshes
United Kingdom
Where did this happen?Ham Well Nature Reserve, Avalon Marshes
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