Saturday, October 22, 2011

Is mysterious translucent jelly found in Cumbrian Fells Star Jelly?

Within the past week the mysterious translucent jelly has materialised in and around the fells of Patterdale, Cumbria.

While some put the mysterious goo down to meteor showers, others say the strange substance appears during rutting season.

A similar incident inspired the film 'The Blob' when in 1950 four policemen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, came across a huge disk of quivering jelly which measured six feet in diameter. Read More

Wiki: Star jelly (also called astromyxin, astral jelly, pwdr sêr, star rot, or star shot) is a gelatinous substance, which, according to folklore, is deposited on the earth during meteor showers.It is described as a translucent or grayish white gelatin which tends to evaporate shortly after having fallen. Explanations have ranged from the material being the remains of frogs and toads, or of worms, to the byproducts of cyanobacteria, to paranormal origins. Reports of the compound date back to the 14th century and continue to the present.