About 10 a.m. he was sitting on his porch reading a newspaper when he heard a sudden burst.
"I thought it was hail and I said to my wife, ‘Ginger, it’s hailing,’" he said. "I went back to reading my paper and then I saw the things were still there and were not melting. I went out and saw hundred of these white things."
The ‘things’ appeared to be eggs of some sort, the size of a pearl, he said.
Eggs that mysteriously fell from the sky after Hurricane Isabel onto one single porch in town Sept. 19 have been identified as coming from frogs.
"We have found that they are probably some kind of egg, but we do not know what species (of frog)," said Ruth Rollin, chairman of the Central Connecticut State University biology department. "In order to be sure, they would have had to live."
Rollin said that though the eggs were dead when tested, it does appear the eggs came from the hurricane’s winds as she does not believe the species is from any known in Connecticut.
"To do further identification, the eggs would have to grow and hatch," Rollin said. "They did not live long enough for that to happen."
"I went back to reading my paper and then I saw the things were still there and were not melting. I went out and saw hundred of these white things."