There is an unexplained mysterious green slime that is self-sustaining and perpetually oozing out at Ham Wall Reserve Wildlife Park in Somerset, UK. This mysterious green slime was first seen along the banks of various lakes and pools of water in early 2013.
This oozing “thing” is literally coming from the lagoon, and is very similar to stories in scary movies about slime monsters that originate from the lake.
Speculations Swirl About the Mysterious Green Slime
Scientists are baffled at what is causing this slimy substance, but they sure have some theories behind it.
They speculate that the green slime could be from:
- Frog innards (internal combustion?)
- Nostoc cyanobacteria
- Crystal brain fungus
- An organism, neither plant or animal, without DNA
- An alien substance originate from space
- Astral jelly (a mythological substance)*
The Folklore Behind Astral Jelly
The astral jelly explanation has been suggested because the mysterious green slime appeared shortly after a meteor crash landed into Russia and the asteroid DA-14 flew by. Astral jelly originates from 14th Century folklore about a weird jelly that appeared numerous times out of nowhere right after meteorological events.
Scientists are warning locals not to touch the slime, as they do not know the nature of it, or its effects on humans.
Possible Solution Found to Unexplained Slime in Somerset, UK
One Yahoo! News article claims that a veterinarian has solved the case behind the green substance.
Peter Green, the veterinarian, believes that the mysterious ooze comes from the reproduction process after a female green frogs lay their eggs. He believes that it is made up of glycoproteins used in “frogspawn.” If a female frog is attacked, she will drop her spawning eggs with the glycoproteins as she attempts to elude the predator.
What do you think? Is it just reproductive droppings from a female frog?
The actual slime found can be viewed in the video clip below.