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Oakville Blobs – The Mysterious ‘Rain’ That Caused The Whole Town To Contract A Disease

Scientists have been bothered by riddles for as long as science has existed. Even with the most cutting-edge equipment, some paranormal experiences have remained eni

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Scientists have been bothered by riddles for as long as science has existed. Even with the most cutting-edge equipment, some paranormal experiences have remained enigmatic up to this point. The Oakville Blobs are one of the most prevalent examples.

The rain turned out to be blobs

On August 7, 1994, the strange incident took place in the Washington town of Oakville. Some individuals heard the pitter-patter outside around three in the morning and assumed it was a drizzle from the storm that had just passed. The oddity at the moment was that the “rainwater” on the window glass appeared more like glue and was dripping on it slowly.

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The blobs in people’s hands.

Going outside, the townspeople began to note that it was a strange, gelatinous substance they had never seen before. Over the following three weeks, it fell a total of six times.

Local officer David Lacey shared that when he was on patrol that night, his wipers couldn’t wipe off the substance, so he had to pull over at the gas station. It was really soft, resembling jelly in your hand.

Initially believing that this was just a rare event that would leave no harm, on the evening of the same day, David and hundreds of Oakville residents suddenly had difficulty breathing. The patients experienced more severe symptoms that were comparable to the flu, including acute vertigo, blurred vision, and rising nausea that persisted despite treatment.

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Nobody knew what this substance was, only that it was infectious.

Numerous cats and dogs who came into touch with the material and fell ill or died during the epidemic’s height. At first it was thought this was just a coincidence, but then a town resident, Mrs. Dotty Hearn, confirmed her pet cat died after being exposed to the blob for a few hours.

The event remained a mystery despite the proof

Sunny Barclift, Dotty’s daughter, gathered the sample and delivered it to the medical facility after the occurrence. Lab techs were surprised to discover that it contained… human white blood cells.

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Mike Osweiler, a member of the staff, hypothesized that the substance might have been human feces from an aircraft. However, the idea was immediately rejected by the Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulations require that to be dyed blue, while the substance is white.

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It seemed more likely that military bombings 80 kilometers off the coast of Oakville were the cause of the “Star Jelly,” a swarm of jellyfish that exploded and fell like rain.

Although various theories have been put forth, this occurrence is still unresolved. On May 9, 1997, the episode of Unsolved Mysteries “reproduced” the Oakville incident. This has been an enigma throughout human history.