Washington October 26, 2017
The Oakville Blob Mystery In Washington Still Baffles People Today
We definitely aren’t without our unsolved mysteries in Washington. From mysterious disappearances to UFO sightings, plenty of things have happened here that can’t be explained. But the “Oakville blob” mystery is definitely one of the most baffling.
Oakville is a small city in Gray's Harbor County.
It's normally a quiet place where nothing noteworthy happens, which is just how the locals like it.
But on August 7, 1994, this quiet community was invaded by... something.
At 3 a.m. that morning, "rain" began to fall... but it wasn't water. It was a mysterious gelatinous substance no one had ever seen before. Not long after, the people of Oakville started to experience flu-like symptoms. Sunny Barclift, whose farmhouse got the most "rain," and her mother were especially affected.
Officer David Lacey was on patrol with a civilian friend that day. When he turned his windshield wipers on, the blobs smeared against the glass instead of washing off.
David ended up pulling over at a gas station and trying to clean his windshield manually. By that afternoon, he, too, was violently ill.
There have been many theories as to what was in the blobs, but no one has been able to unlock the mystery.
Initially, it was assumed to be airplane waste, but plane waste is dyed blue, and the blobs were clear. The "jellyfish theory" was also popular, which speculated that there was a species of nearly transparent jellyfish floating in the upper atmosphere. The blobs were tested by the Washington State Department of Ecology and were found to contain human white blood cells. Weird, huh?
The Oakville blobs are definitely one of the
weirdest things that have ever happened in Washington.