Goochland couple finds mysterious goo in yard

Five small piles of a wierd substance sit in the yard of Peter and Maria Rippe’s yard. It seems to be ice, however has a gelatinous really feel.

“Doesn’t that appear to be the stays of a cooler?” Peter Rippe stated, initially pondering somebody had simply dumped ice in his yard in a single day.

The Rippes first made the invention Tuesday morning. They imagine the goo to be a phenomenon often called “star jelly,” which consultants say will be attributable to remnants of meteors touchdown on Earth.

Rippe nonetheless has different working theories: “Frog regurgitation? Herring regurgitation, who ate the wrong frog? But if it was related to a frog, it must’ve been a mighty big one!”

NBC12 took a small pattern of the substance to an agricultural professional in Chesterfield County to have a look underneath a microscope.

“There’s no cellular structure, no evidence of a living organism,” Mike Likins of the county’s cooperative extension, stated.

Likins displayed actual world examples of precise star jelly, however believes the Goochland goo isn’t the identical, however slightly a man-made, water-based polymer.