Scientific Mysteries With No Answers (Yet)

Oakville Blobs

A woman in Oakville, Washington, reported in August 1994 that blobs of gelatinous, translucent material about the size of a rice grain had covered the ground. She said that the material rained down during the night and that it may have caused her and her mother to become ill with flu-like symptoms. In the coming three weeks, there were five more strange blobs, and several people said they had become sick after touching them. A microbiologist at the Washington State Department of Health found that the blobs contained two kinds of bacteria, but there was no contention that they were dangerous. There is no evidence to support the notion that classified military weapons tests were responsible for this incident, nor the notion that jellyfish were torn into bits and swept up into the stratosphere due to US Air Force bombing practice in the nearby Pacific.