Angel hair is a substance of unknown origin, said to be connected to aliens or angels - one and the same. There have been many reports of falls of angel hair around the world, often linked to UFO sightings Angel hair is said to disintegrates within a short time after appearing. I am not aware of any scientific data that can define the exact cause or composition of angel hair. Non-the-less it physically manifests without explanation.
Descriptions vary but most say it looks fine silver-like hairs that form a cobweb, a gel of some kind, or ectoplasm.
Angel hair or siliceous cotton is a substance said to be dispersed from UFOs as they fly overhead.
It has also been reported at sightings of the Virgin Mary. Angel hair was reported at the Miracle at Fatima 1917.
The most reported incidence occurred in Oloron, France in 1952.
On October 27, 1954, Gennaro Lucetti and Pietro Lastrucci stood on the balcony of a hotel in St. Mark's Square in Venice and saw two "shining spindles" flying across the sky leaving a trail of angel hair.
In the Portuguese city of Evora on November 2, 1959, angel hair was collected and analyzed at the microscope by local school director and later by armed forces technicians and scientists of the University of Lisbon. Conclusions were not possible although it was formed, apparently, by a small organism featuring 10 'arms' stretching from a central core. It was advanced that it could be a single-celled organism of some kind. This event followed the sighting, by the population of the city, of several UFOs. Angel hair was also spotted in the same day, at the Air Force Base of Sintra, several kilometers to the north.
UFOs Drop 'Angel Hair' in New South Wales -- USA Today - August 19, 1998
Twenty UFOs, described as "shiny silver spheres," flew over a number of farms near Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia last weekend, littering the ground with cobweb-like filaments called "angel hair." According to USA Today, "Residents of a small Australian community swear that they saw cobwebs fall from the sky after UFOs passed overhead. Dozens of residents of Quirindi called Australia's National UFO Hotline after the incident." According to the Tamworth, N.S.W. North Daily Leader, "Mrs. E. Stansfield, 61 years (old), said that she saw cobwebs falling from the sky. She saw twenty silver balls which passed overhead.
When she went out to her daughter, she too was covered in fine strands of cobweb. When she tried to pick it up, it disintegrated in her hand. The family car had cobwebs all over it." The incident took place at 5:04 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 1998. Quirindi is just north of the Liverpool mountain range, about 70 kilometers (42 miles) southwest of Tamworth, N.S.W. and 300 kilometers (180 miles) northwest of Sydney. Australian researcher Raymond Brooks reported that the "various craft" performed aerobatic maneuvers over the farms "for 1.5 hours, including the release of 'angel hair.'
Explanations based on known phenomena include:
Atmospheric electricity may cause floating dust particles to become polarized, and attraction between these polarized dust particles may cause them to join together, to form long filaments.
On two occasions a sample was sent for testing once on the 13 of October in 1917 a sample found at Cova da Iria was sent to Lisbon and on October 17, 1957 another sample found at Cova da Iria and examined. The analysis of this proved to be natural consisting of white flakes. When put under a microscope it was found to be a vegetable product not animal.
Explanations related to Unidentified Flying Objects include:
Ionized air may be sleeting off the electromagnetic field that surrounds a UFO.
Excess energy converted into matter.
The usage by UFOs of a G-field would cause heavy atoms in ordinary air to react among themselves and produce a kind of precipitate that falls to the ground and disappears as the ionization decreases
"Angel grass" is a related phenomenon that occurs when short metallic threads fall from the sky, often forming intertwined loosed masses. Some believe they are a type of Chaff, a radar counter-measure which can be in the form of fine strands, which is dropped by some military aircraft. Allegedly they can form from sounding rockets and balloons, which would have released them at high altitude for radar tracking.
In the summer of 1988 a photographer used infrared film to take 20 photos in my bedroom as he hypnotized me about my past lives. The resulting images display layers upon layers of superimposed images with messages that never seem to end.
Just after Christmas 1989 I awoke one morning to find odd patterns made out of some sort of gel fiber-like material on my navy blanket and the navy carpet in my bedroom. They looked like translucent glitter used in art projects or translucent gel though they weren't sticky to the touch. Actually when touched they felt like nothing and disappeared. If left untouched, they remained for weeks. Unfortunately they did not show up in photos.
The lines varied in width from very thin and fine to one inch in diameter, creating never-ending patterns. One pattern followed in a zig-zag design from my bathroom door across the bedroom, about 12 feet, to my bed, then straight up and onto my navy blanket, but other designs were found in the room.
Not understanding what they were, and knowing they were not created by an insect, I went in search of answers in the world of metaphysics, having made friends with several paranormal researchers. One man came to see them and told me they were called angel hair and were messages left by Spirit.
A psychic told me they were left by little boy in spirit which I found interesting, because just after she left, I was visited by a 6 year old boy from another realm who stood beside me as I sat at my computer. He told me his named was Alexander and he had come to Earth to meet Sarah a human girl with who he shared a destiny. He told me he would dictate the story of Sarah and Alexander which would become a book and screenplay - and it did. 2012 Sarah and Alexander
Star jelly (also called astromyxin, astral jelly, star rot, or star shot) is a gelatinous substance, which, according to folklore, is deposited on the earth during meteor showers. It is described as a translucent or grayish white gelatin which tends to evaporate shortly after having fallen.
Explanations have ranged from the material being the remains of frogs and toads, or of worms, to the byproducts of cyanobacteria, to paranormal origins. Reports of the compound date back to the 14th century and continue to the present.
There have been reports of star jelly for centuries. John of Gaddesden (1280-1361) mentions stella terrae (Latin for 'star of the earth' or 'earth-star') in his medical writings, describing it as "a certain mucilaginous substance lying upon the earth" and suggesting that it might be used to treat abcesses.
A fourteenth-century Latin medical glossary has an entry for uligo, described as "a certain fatty substance emitted from the earth, that is commonly called 'a star which has fallen'". Similarly, an English-Latin dictionary from around 1440 has an entry for 'sterre slyme' with the Latin equivalent given as assub (a rendering of Arabic ash-shuhub, also used in medieval Latin as a term for a 'falling' or 'shooting' star).
The Oxford English Dictionary lists a large number of other names for the substance, with references dating back to the circa-1440 English-Latin dictionary entry mentioned above: star-fallen, star-falling, star-jelly, star-shot, star-slime, star-slough, star-slubber, and star-slutch.
The slime mold Enteridium lycoperdon is named "caca de luna" or "MoonÕs excrement" by the locals in the state of Veracruz in Mexico.
In 1950, four Philadelphia, Pennsylvania policemen reported the discovery of "a domed disk of quivering jelly, 6 feet in diameter, one foot thick at the center and an inch or two near the edge." When they tried to pick it up, it dissolved into an "odorless, sticky scum." This incident inspired the movie The Blob.
On August 11, 1979, Mrs. Sybil Christian of Frisco, Texas reported the discovery of several purple blobs of goo on her front yard following a Perseid meteor shower. A follow up investigation by reporters and an assistant director of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History discovered a battery reprocessing plant outside of town where caustic soda was used to clean impurities from the lead in the batteries, resulting in a purplish compound as a byproduct. The report was greeted with some scepticism, however, as the compounds at the reprocessing plant were solid, whereas the blobs on Mrs. Christian's lawn were gelatinous. Others, however, have pointed out that Mrs. Christian had tried to clear them off her lawn with a garden hose.
In December, 1983, grayish-white, oily gelatin fell on North Reading, Massachusetts. Thomas Grinley reported finding it on his lawn, on the streets and sidewalks, and dripping from gas station pumps.
Star jelly was found on various Scottish hills in the autumn of 2009.
Scientific analysis and theories
Thomas Pennant in the 18th century believed the material to be "something vomited up by birds or animals".
Nostoc, a type of fresh water blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) forms spherical colonies made of filaments of cells in a gelatinous sheath. When on the ground, it is ordinarily not seen; but after rainfall it swells up into a conspicuous jellylike mass which is sometimes called star-jelly.
Scientists commissioned by the National Geographic Society have carried out tests on samples found in the United States, but have failed to find any DNA in the material.
Slime moulds are possible causes, appearing suddenly, exhibiting a very gelatinous appearance at first and later changing to a dust-like form which is dispersed by rain and wind. The colors range from a striking pure white as in Enteridium lycoperdon, to pink as in Lycogala epidendrum, to purple, bright yellow, orange, and brown.
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