Saturday, July 04, 2009
A slimy, pulsating blob living beneath the streets of North Carolina is not an extraterrestrial "sewer monster" as first feared.
It is, instead, a colony of prehistoric creatures called bryozoans — thousands of worms — that eat using a set of brown tentacles, the Charlotte Observer reports.
The harmless worms, moving around 10cm a day, normally live near ponds although environmental inspector Ed Buchan said the phenomenon was rare to see.
The blob was captured on film by a maintenance company doing a routine inspection on the sanitary sewer, which is located beneath one of America's oldest shopping centres.
A two-minute video showing the worms throbbing and contracting when shone with light made it to YouTube, sparking conspiracy theories about aliens and extraterrestrial life.
News outlets also went monster-crazy with headlines like: "Sewer monster is this summer's Susan Boyle" and "Mystery life form ... looks like heart meat!"
A spokeswoman from Malphrus Construction, the firm that shot the video, said the blob was the size of a golf ball and appeared much larger on video.
Authorities will not remove the blob as it is not clogging the pipes.
if you have any information on these cases.
Just leave a message with contact number,
or you can write direct to report any strange sighting or encounter at