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What The Hell Is It? Bizarre “Organism” Appears After Lightning Strike

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Did an alien creature just land on Earth? Did a bolt of electricity blast some poor squirrel inside out? Just what in god’s name is that thing?

Qp8uY7CThose are just a few of the questions asked after a streak of lightning struck a man’s front yard this weekend, blowing a hole in the ground and revealing a Lovecraftian monstrosity smoking in the dirt. Believing it to be an organic creature of some kind, the man wasted no time texting photos of the gross-looking thing to his friends, one of whom took to social media for answers.

“Lightning struck my friend’s yard yesterday and left this monstrosity,” ben51959 posted to reddit. “What the hell is it?”

Immediately, theories began to pour in from morbidly curious internet slueths, ranging from everything to a coagulated earthworm colony, to fulgarite, to a fried Koosh ball, to the hilariously horrifying “lightning placenta”.

“I just poked it, it’s definitely rubbery/squishy,” Ben replied. “There appear to be no bones.”

Many of the armchair skeptics settled on the Koosh theory, but a few hours later another surfer popped in to add that a similar event had been witnessed by him, providing an even weirder photo of the same phenomena.

What are the chances that two of the exact same rubber toys were zapped, creating the exact same hunk of mutant flesh? Slim to none, I’m guessing.

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As of yet, it would seem that no satisfying answer can be found in the case of the alien mystery meat, and it meant that there was only one test worth implementing before forming an opinion:

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Time to incorporate that technique into modern paranormal investigation. And why not? It makes more sense than the Ovilus.

So, what do you make of the odd post-lightning objects? Tweet your thoughts to @WhoForted, drop us a line on Facebook, or leave a message in the comments below!

Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
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33 Comments

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  2. Dave J

    05/04/2013 at 10:01 AM

    Kinda looks like a colony of tubifex worms to me.

    • Coppertop

      05/04/2013 at 11:21 AM

      That’s just what I was thinking, although I thought they preferred warm, wet places.

  3. sly

    05/05/2013 at 10:24 AM

    “…social media for answers.” Yea,that will surely solve any mystery.

  4. Loes Modderman

    05/05/2013 at 12:06 PM

    I was thinking about Andrew Crosse (1784-1855), this amateur scientist who got the whole scientific establishment on his head because of his ‘acari’, little insect creatures that were ‘created’ out of electricity. Nobody ever researched his claims thoroughly or refuted them on the grounds of replicating his work, but since the poor guy met with many death threats, it seems obvious that he wasn’t willingly hoaxing, and thorough in his experiments.
    Could these creatures, or whatever they were, were ‘created’ by electricity? Or are they Trevor Constable’s critters, being at the wrong place at the wrong time? What do we know? Lightning is poorly understood and does the weirdest things.

  5. Nate

    05/06/2013 at 8:49 AM

    Why don’t you call a local university to have it tested, to see what it is, before the specimen rots away.

  6. Rocky Lane Moore

    05/06/2013 at 10:49 AM

    Obviously, its a small mole. When you look at it, you have to reconstruct it by using abstract reasoning. As you mentally move all the parts into place you will see a mole blasted out of the ground by lightning. In other words it was a bad mole day. Rocky…out

    • Dingo

      05/06/2013 at 1:11 PM

      Obviously? Obviously via abstract reasoning its obvious? huh?

  7. Josh B

    05/06/2013 at 11:04 AM

    I thought it was determined to be Koosh Ball the day it showed up on Reddit…

  8. Jessica

    05/06/2013 at 11:07 AM

    That is a fried koosh ball. We sell inflated ones at Walmart and kids are always popping them. I know what a deflated one looks like from lots of experience. They are the same color and everything. If you look closely at the middle on the right side, you can even see the little loop that is at the top where the tag goes.

  9. 7

    05/06/2013 at 1:04 PM

    The high voltage electrical arc created an opening in space time. The resulting object which was pulled through, and I can not identify, is the unknown organic matter.

    This type of momentary “rift” occurs about .2% of the time when the conditions are right.

  10. rudkwiat

    05/06/2013 at 1:36 PM

    Scotty beaming down Capt. Kirk that has gone awry when reassembling.

  11. Nikkus

    05/06/2013 at 5:54 PM

    THAT, my friends, is spaghetti Bolognese. In what appears to be a loaf of sourdough.

  12. tim

    05/06/2013 at 6:18 PM

    This is a lab grown life form -scientific name mysteramus meatens. It has been raised on secret corporate farms for decades and is used to make (among oither things) hot dogs, lunchmeat, spam, dog/cat food,and tofu. According to the government inspectors its completely safe -even if it still crawls off your plate after cooking and sets off gigercounters.

  13. GwenRN

    05/06/2013 at 7:07 PM

    Do these people live near an ocean? Looks like a dead Sea Cucumber…
    http://www.marinelifephotography.com/marine/echinoderms/cucumbers/stichopus-big-3.jpg

  14. John

    05/06/2013 at 7:50 PM

    Cthulhu rises……

  15. Bill

    05/06/2013 at 8:10 PM

    I think the leaves of the plants in the picture would give an idea of its size. At least good enough for Government work.

  16. Spooky

    05/06/2013 at 9:09 PM

    >>AHHHH There it is my hamberger i ordered. I said well done not electricuted.

  17. Kay

    05/06/2013 at 9:27 PM

    Looks like a massive cluster of earthworms.

  18. Gary

    05/06/2013 at 9:44 PM

    Looks like insect pupae. Most likely some type of moth.

  19. DrMeatwadPhD

    05/06/2013 at 10:33 PM

    It is that “mama” from heaven,,, someone eat it.

  20. Me

    05/06/2013 at 11:58 PM

    cluster of earthworms. mystery solved.

  21. Gilbert J. Avila

    05/07/2013 at 3:23 AM

    Shoggoth tissue

  22. Me

    05/07/2013 at 9:27 AM

    It the failed transport of Thor’s pet chihuahua.

  23. Helen

    05/07/2013 at 10:05 AM

    Fried hedgehog!

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  25. CLOUD-SERVICES

    05/08/2013 at 3:34 PM

    This is obviously a class B2-d Liminal Intelligence, likely some kind of sky-dwelling single-cell organism.

    See taxonomy for reference:

    http://www.earlyclues.com/2013/04/29/alternative-intelligences-a-taxonomy/

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  29. I. P. WaterWorkS

    07/02/2013 at 8:36 PM

    In the top image, there is an electrical box which is missing its’ cover. Could it be a non-metallic duplex outlet cover from the box?

  30. William Place

    11/24/2013 at 5:17 PM

    A similar object was found near St. Louis Mo. some years ago and was reported on by several of the television and radio news organizations multiple times. It was referred to as the “Alien”. The last report I saw stated that it was some sort of organic filter used in the production of wine. After that misinformation nothing more was heard on the subject. This was late 80′s or early 90′s as I recall.

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