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Mysterious Tar-Like Rain Falls in Michigan Neighborhood

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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 08:09 AM

Residents in Harrison Township, Michigan, got a rude surprise on Sunday when they awoke to find a strange oily substance coating their cars and homes.

Days later, what the substance is and where it came from remain a mystery.

“Everybody’s concerned,” Harrison Township resident Paul Schlutow, 73, told ABC News today, adding that his major concern is finding out if the substance is harmful.

Schlutow said he contacted several organizations on Tuesday morning, including the local fire department, the Department of Environmental Quality and even the nearby Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Schlutow said he believes the substance might have come from the airbase, as it is only a few miles away. However, in a press release today, the Selfridge Air National Guard Base stated that "there is no indication that the substance in question came from a military aircraft of any type."

The fire department came by on Tuesday and inspected the scene. "It was an ash type of substance with a little bit on an oily consistency to it," Harrison Township Fire Department Chief Michael Lopez told ABC News.

“It appears to have fallen straight down,” he added, noting that the substance was only found on the roofs of cars and homes, and not splattered across the sides.

ABC News Link

Very strange indeed. This apparently happened in a neighborhood and was not wide spread. They aren't sure what the substance is yet other than an oily ash.

There is a video and pictures in the above news link. You can see from the splatter marks that it fell straight down and had to come from above. The local air base has said they don't believe it came from any type of military aircraft.
edit on 18-2-2016 by ghostrager because: Added video

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 08:20 AM
very strange and interesting. this isn't however the first time something like this has happened. though not with a black substance. other towns in the past have reported localized gelatinous "rain" for lack of a better word. i believe in one previous instance the town members who came into contact with the substance, touched it or handled it became very ill afterward.

people in that town should be very careful not to handle the material directly when cleaning it off of their car and homes. however, it might be a good idea to get some medical gloves, a glass sample jar and collect a few different samples. just in case, you can have it sent out and analyzed instead of relying on whatever nonsense the military or news will wind up telling the public in that area.

By the afternoon that day, David, Dotty, and various other residents had become mysteriously and violently ill. They described having difficulty breathing, extreme vertigo, blurred vision, and an increasing sense of nausea. Beverly Roberts, another resident of the area, said that everyone in town contracted a flu-like illness that lasted two to three months. Additionally, several cats and dogs that came into contact with the substance fell ill and died. An hour after first noticing her symptoms, Dotty was found sprawled on her bathroom floor, conscious but very weak. Her daughter, Sunny Barclift, described her as feeling cold and sweat-drenched and looking pale. She was moved to the hospital where she stayed for three days and was diagnosed with a severe inner ear infection. As she was being moved to there, Sunny remembered the odd rain and, thinking there might be a connection to her mother's illness, collected a sample and sent it to the hospital. A lab technician examined it and found that it contained human white blood cells but couldn't identify what it was or how it came from the sky.

Oaksville Blobs

Both cases happened with an air base near by. I don't think that's a coincidence.
edit on 18-2-2016 by CallmeRaskolnikov because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 08:26 AM
a reply to: ghostrager

Another case of black goo?

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 08:52 AM
a reply to: ghostrager

So the fire department spokesperson was quoted as saying that the stuff was both oily, and ash like at the same time. Is it then possible, that rather than coming from an aircraft, this stuff was a result of a concentrated fire somewhere, which burned hot, sent huge amounts of ash into the air, and that the ash combined with rain cloud to be deposited later?

The shape of some of the most intact pieces reminded me of hail, and also sheep droppings, although clearly, those do not fall out of the sky as a matter of course, where as ash does. Just a thought.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:40 AM
Looking at google maps the only thing suspicious around it is the air base to the north, a barren lot to the east, and that Clinton river, must be full of crap as the homonymous politicians

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:47 AM
a reply to: ghostrager

I bet it is the symbiote from Spiderman... someone get a sample!!!

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:50 AM
i guess the Navy has been blowing up more jellyfish swarms again.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:55 AM
a reply to: ghostrager

That neighborhood is right at the end of the runway at Selfridges ANG.

Seems pretty obvious to me where that crap came from.

"No indication" it came from a military aircraft...


posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 09:56 AM
goose poop

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:12 AM
a reply to: ghostrager

This explanation will take all mystery and doubts away...

It was a cloaked Flying Saucer with an oil leak..

If the authorities are quick they still can find it parked in the Michigan sky before the intergalactic saucer repair crew arrivés.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:21 AM
Are they not testing it? seems that would be a good start.

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