GEL FALLOUT REPORTS
The following email description was received along with the photographs posted above. The individual that has submitted this information prefers to remain anonymous:
On the afternoon of April 24, 2000, I received a phone call from a friend who stated that around 12 PM while driving East on Highway 50 between Shingle Springs and Cameron Park CA, her windshield was splattered with
a honey like substance. When she glanced in the rear view mirror, she noticed that the car behind her had turned on their windshield wipers smearing the same material everywhere. I told her not to touch anything until some
photographs could be obtained and to try to save a small sample of the material.
Later that afternoon she photographed the windshield ,and with a macro lense ,shot some close ups of the honey like splatters. Turning a zip lock plastic bag inside out, a small amount was scraped off the glass probably less than 1/8 of a teaspoon . The liquid was clear with the consistency of honey. I noticed some fiberous material , but the most obvious was a brown glob in the liquid about 1/16th of an inch in diameter. Looking at the photos, it was obvious that there were larger brown globs in other locations on the windshield but they were not saved. The microphotographs were obtained by attaching a Nikon FM-2 to an Olympus stereo microscope.
Although the sample was photographed while still in the plastic bag, I got some decent photos of the of the brown substance along with a sample of the fiberous material. I showed the photos to a retired airline pilot and he assured me that nothing like this would ever come out of a commercial airliner. Maby some hydraulic fluid but nothing like this. At the location where this occured, There were no overpasses within a half mile , no trees
within a few hundred feet., just clear blue skies.
Posted by Clifford E Carnicom on behalf of the individual submitting the above information.
July 31 2000
Note: This information is being posted because an additional incident has occurred which corroborates the appearance of the physical material described above. The first involves a a similiar event in Albuquerque NM which was experienced and witnessed by myself on April 24 2000. Material of similiar form and color also hit the windshield of the car my wife and I were driving on the freeway through Albuquerque on that day. The material was of a dark amber color and of the same consistency described above. I did inspect the material visually after pulling off to the side of the road, but sample tests were not conducted due to schedule limitations of that particular trip. By all indications the samples from these two events appear identical in form and description.
Clifford E Carnicom
July 31 2000
The following information has also been made available through a member of the message board attached to www.carnicom.com on August 1 2000:
Mr.Carnicom I just wanted to let you know that approximately a month and a
half ago my husband and I were driving home and it seemed that it started to
rain..Only for a few moments,it was dark and we were not far from home..We
were not under trees or an overpass..The next morning when I went to my car
there were little raindrop type spots of some clear substance stuck all over
my windshield and car..It looked almost like the windshield picture you have
posted except smaller drops..I did not get any sample but it did have a honey
or clear glue like texture..Here in my area North Carolina we have witnessed
a lot of the fallout the angel hair type and also the fluffy white fallout
that I and several witnesses watched fall from very high altitudes..You can
still see the spots on my car where this stuff had stuck to it…I just
wanted to add this to your report….(msswv)