Strange Falls & Rains Of Objects & Substances

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A piece of ground equipment came off a flying helicopter and crashed through an Illinois home's roof and ceiling.
Wheel dropped by helicopter crashes through roof of Illinois home

An Illinois family said they returned home to find a wheel that had been dropped by a helicopter in midair crashed through the roof of their home.

Linda Taylor-Whitt said she and her family had just returned to their Lynwood home from eating out Saturday evening when her daughter went upstairs to use the bathroom and found the wheel had crashed through the roof and was lodged in the ceiling. ...

Taylor-Whitt contacted the police, who in turn called the local fire chief to come take a look at the unusual scene.

"And they couldn't believe what they were seeing and he was like, 'I've never in my life seen this.' He said, 'I've been a fireman for 30 or 40 some years,'" she told WLS-TV.

Taylor-Whitt said she received a call Monday from the owners of SummerSkyz, Inc., a flight school that operates a helicopter at the nearly Lansing airport.

"They were taking responsibility for it, and whatever needs to be done they would take care of it," Taylor-Whitt said.

The owners told her the wheel was from a piece of machinery used to move helicopters between airport hangers and had somehow stayed attached to the aerial vehicle before falling off above her home.
SOURCE (With Video):
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/1...ugh-roof-of-Illinois-home/5741570561819/?sl=1
 

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I suppose the only "evacuation" occurring in this incident may have involved the bowels of the two witnesses on the ground.
Evacuation slide falls from jet, lands in yard; no one hurt

Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from a jetliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home.

A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman tells the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a flight from Paris to Boston around noon Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot reported a loud noise as the plane approached Logan Airport and landed safely.

Police in Milton, south of Boston, alerted the agency that the slide had been found in a resident’s yard.

Wenhan Huang tells The Patriot Ledger he was doing yard work when the slide took out several branches of his Japanese maple.

His neighbor, Stephanie Leguia, was feet from where it fell and fears it could have killed someone.
SOURCE (WITH PHOTOS): https://apnews.com/4e7d7b4c766c47059d8a5a8ee39ebad5
 

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This could (should) also go in a Hoaxes thread... VFX artist records eggplants falling from the skies! Seen it posted as "OMG THIS JUST HAPPENED" a few times already.


Followup :

Iranian police have arrested five people over a prank video that shows aubergines falling from the sky in front of a Tehran landmark, state news agency Irna said on Monday.

“A video showing eggplants raining down in the capital was published yesterday on social media, and the police immediately identified and arrested those behind it,” Irna quoted a Tehran police official as saying.

“They claimed they were conducting research in special effects when one of these clips was accidentally posted on social media,” Ali Zolghadr said.

The five had “emphasised that they belong to no specific group or movement”, he added.

Irna did not specify what offence the arrested men were accused of perpetrating.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...e-arrest-five-over-prank-aubergine-rain-video
 

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Has FT ever published any full-length piece on the Oakville blobs?

Good 2-part podcast recently from Unexplained Mysteries where I heard about them for the first time (that I remember, could be that I previously did, but forgot.)
 

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Not that I remember, but you could give it a go if you have the time? Or recommend someone who could?
I don't have the resources to do that story right now. But I find so many topics that don't have a solid writeup. Frustrating.
 

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A couple in Phoenix found what appears to be an aircraft service panel that mysteriously appeared in their yard ...

"High?" you ask? ... Well yes, but that's their name ... Really ....
Phoenix couple find apparent airplane piece in back yard

An Arizona couple said they found a mysterious item in their back yard that appears to have fallen from a passing airplane.

Charlie and Jaclyn High said the white piece of metal, which appears to be a service door from an airplane lavatory, was found in their Phoenix back yard. ...

"The side that was all white was on the ground, and looked to me like a sign with zip ties on it or something," Charlie High told KPHO/KTVK. "Picked it up and flipped it over and saw some of the words and writing on it, and pretty immediately thought this fell from an airplane."

The couple said no one saw the item appear in their yard, but they believe it fell out of the sky Friday.

"I was very thankful my kids weren't outside, even my dogs," Jaclyn High said. "It missed my tortoise, but I'm glad it didn't hit a car that somebody was driving."

"I kind of looked around to see if there was anything else, like another piece, or something else other than that ...," she said.

The couple said their home is just a few miles from the Scottsdale Airport.

The Highs said they have contacted the Federal Aviation Administration in the hopes of solving the mystery.

SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...nt-airplane-piece-in-back-yard/3801602620452/
 

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The Meat Shower, 1876
This old story was new to me! Nowadays we could have used DNA analysis to get more information. I wonder if any samples were preserved?
Edit: A Google turns up just 7 hits, including a certain C. H. Fort Book of the Damned

This December 2014 Scientific American item attributes the Kentucky Meat Shower to vultures' projectile vomiting.
The Great Kentucky Meat Shower mystery unwound by projectile vulture vomit

On 3 March 1876, large hunks of flesh fell from the sky over Olympia Springs in Bath County, Kentucky. According to a New York Times article published the following week, the phenomenon occurred right nearby the house of one Allen Crouch, whose wife was outside making soap when it happened. ...

FULL STORY: https://blogs.scientificamerican.co...-mystery-unwound-by-projectile-vulture-vomit/
 

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A small plane lost one of its wheels on approach to Chicago O'Hare ... The plane landed safely, and the wheel crashed down in a residential neighborhood without causing any injuries or significant property damage.
Airplane wheel crashes down in Chicago neighborhood

Authorities in Chicago confirmed a wheel fell off a small plane over the city and landed in the front yard of a resident's home.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said a single-engine Pilatus PC-12 plane was noticed shooting off sparks as it landed Thursday evening at O'Hare International Airport. After it safely came to a stop, officials noted the landing gear assembly from the left side of the aircraft was missing. ...

Police, meanwhile, responded to the Jefferson Park neighborhood on reports airplane landing gear having fallen on the residential area.

Neighbors said the wheel made a loud noise as it crashed to the ground in a resident's front yard, between the house and another home.

Residents said no one was injured by the wheel and there were no reports of significant property damage. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...s-down-in-Chicago-neighborhood/9171611353599/
 

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Hot metal fragments fall on Dutch city caused by a faulty airplane engine. Woman and child lightly wounded.
https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/611761...vliegtuigonderdelen-vrouw-en-kind-gewond.html
Here's an English language version from CNN ...

Cargo plane's engine catches fire, dropping debris that injures two people in a Dutch town

Two people were injured after pieces of a cargo plane broke off and fell onto a town in the Netherlands, according to authorities there.

Pieces of metal fell on the town of Meerssen after a Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine fire shortly after taking off from Maastricht, according to the Veiligheidsregio (the Dutch regional safety inspector) and Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA).

The plane was bound for JFK Airport in New York City and was a Boeing 747-400 freighter, according to Longtail Aviation, the charter airline service that owns the plane. ...

The plane's crew noticed an engine issue shortly after takeoff, Longtail Aviation said in a statement to CNN. The crew "followed correct procedures to investigate the problem," the airline said. ...

As a result of these engine problems, though, metal parts fell down in Meerssen in the Sint Josephstraat area, the Veiligheidsregio (safety inspector) said.

Two people were slightly injured. One of them was taken to a hospital, the safety inspector said. Several cars and houses were also damaged, the safety inspector added. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/europe/cargo-plane-debris-meerssen-netherlands-trnd/index.html
 

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It's been a while since we've seen any reports of a basic 'poop-fall' presumed to have come from an airplane's lavatory.
Waterlooville street shocked as ice block containing frozen poo crashes into the street from passing airplane

RESIDENTS in a Waterlooville road were woken by a loud thud – after a huge block of ice believed to be from a passing plane fell out of the sky. ...

Resident Louise Browne said: ‘We just getting into bed and we thought someone was chucking gravel stones at our window.

‘We could hear it whooshing down, and there was like a thud, and where it hit the ground, that’s what we thought was gravel – but it was ice hitting the window. ...

‘I would say it was about half a metre square – it was big.

‘My husband says it must have come from a plane – it just fell from the sky out of nowhere.’ ...

The skies above the town were clear and ground temperature reached highs of 14C at 10pm last night. ...

Residents are convinced that the ice came from a plane’s lavatory – as it revealed an unpleasant surprise as it melted.

Louise’s neighbour, Lisa Boyd, said: ‘This morning, where the ice had melted, there were faeces on the path. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/p...into-the-street-from-passing-airplane-3266053
 
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