What The Hell Is It? Bizarre "Organism" Appears After Lightning Strike

What The Hell Is It? Bizarre “Organism” Appears After Lightning Strike


Did an alien creature just land on Earth? Did a bolt of electricity blast some poor squirrel inside out? Just what in god’s name is that thing?

Those are just a few of the questions asked after a streak of lightning struck a man’s front yard this weekend, blowing a hole in the ground and revealing a Lovecraftian monstrosity smoking in the dirt. Believing it to be an organic creature of some kind, the man wasted no time texting photos of the gross-looking thing to his friends, one of whom took to social media for answers.



“Lightning struck my friend’s yard yesterday and left this monstrosity,” ben51959 posted to reddit. “What the hell is it?”

Immediately, theories began to pour in from morbidly curious internet slueths, ranging from everything to a coagulated earthworm colony, to fulgarite, to a fried Koosh ball, to the hilariously horrifying “lightning placenta”.

“I just poked it, it’s definitely rubbery/squishy,” Ben replied. “There appear to be no bones.”

Many of the armchair skeptics settled on the Koosh theory, but a few hours later another surfer popped in to add that a similar event had been witnessed by him, providing an even weirder photo of the same phenomena.

What are the chances that two of the exact same rubber toys were zapped, creating the exact same hunk of mutant flesh? Slim to none, I’m guessing.

As of yet, it would seem that no satisfying answer can be found in the case of the alien mystery meat, and it meant that there was only one test worth implementing before forming an opinion:


Time to incorporate that technique into modern paranormal investigation. And why not? It makes more sense than the Ovilus.

So, what do you make of the odd post-lightning objects? Tweet your thoughts to @WeirdHQ, drop us a line on Facebook, or leave a message in the comments below!


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  2. Dave J

    05/04/2013 at 10:01 AM

    Kinda looks like a colony of tubifex worms to me.

    • Coppertop

      05/04/2013 at 11:21 AM

      That’s just what I was thinking, although I thought they preferred warm, wet places.

  3. sly

    05/05/2013 at 10:24 AM

    “…social media for answers.” Yea,that will surely solve any mystery.

  4. Loes Modderman

    05/05/2013 at 12:06 PM

    I was thinking about Andrew Crosse (1784-1855), this amateur scientist who got the whole scientific establishment on his head because of his ‘acari’, little insect creatures that were ‘created’ out of electricity. Nobody ever researched his claims thoroughly or refuted them on the grounds of replicating his work, but since the poor guy met with many death threats, it seems obvious that he wasn’t willingly hoaxing, and thorough in his experiments.
    Could these creatures, or whatever they were, were ‘created’ by electricity? Or are they Trevor Constable’s critters, being at the wrong place at the wrong time? What do we know? Lightning is poorly understood and does the weirdest things.

  5. Nate

    05/06/2013 at 8:49 AM

    Why don’t you call a local university to have it tested, to see what it is, before the specimen rots away.

  6. Rocky Lane Moore

    05/06/2013 at 10:49 AM

    Obviously, its a small mole. When you look at it, you have to reconstruct it by using abstract reasoning. As you mentally move all the parts into place you will see a mole blasted out of the ground by lightning. In other words it was a bad mole day. Rocky…out

    • Dingo

      05/06/2013 at 1:11 PM

      Obviously? Obviously via abstract reasoning its obvious? huh?

    • sft

      12/23/2014 at 7:19 PM

      Or a hedgehog ?

  7. Josh B

    05/06/2013 at 11:04 AM

    I thought it was determined to be Koosh Ball the day it showed up on Reddit…

  8. Jessica

    05/06/2013 at 11:07 AM

    That is a fried koosh ball. We sell inflated ones at Walmart and kids are always popping them. I know what a deflated one looks like from lots of experience. They are the same color and everything. If you look closely at the middle on the right side, you can even see the little loop that is at the top where the tag goes.

  9. 7

    05/06/2013 at 1:04 PM

    The high voltage electrical arc created an opening in space time. The resulting object which was pulled through, and I can not identify, is the unknown organic matter.

    This type of momentary “rift” occurs about .2% of the time when the conditions are right.

    • Greg Newkirk

      05/06/2013 at 1:13 PM

      I think I like this explanation the most.

    • sft

      12/23/2014 at 7:24 PM

      Maybe you’re right but it looked as if this organism was burned

  10. rudkwiat

    05/06/2013 at 1:36 PM

    Scotty beaming down Capt. Kirk that has gone awry when reassembling.

  11. Nikkus

    05/06/2013 at 5:54 PM

    THAT, my friends, is spaghetti Bolognese. In what appears to be a loaf of sourdough.

  12. tim

    05/06/2013 at 6:18 PM

    This is a lab grown life form -scientific name mysteramus meatens. It has been raised on secret corporate farms for decades and is used to make (among oither things) hot dogs, lunchmeat, spam, dog/cat food,and tofu. According to the government inspectors its completely safe -even if it still crawls off your plate after cooking and sets off gigercounters.

  13. GwenRN

    05/06/2013 at 7:07 PM

    Do these people live near an ocean? Looks like a dead Sea Cucumber…

  14. John

    05/06/2013 at 7:50 PM

    Cthulhu rises……

  15. Bill

    05/06/2013 at 8:10 PM

    I think the leaves of the plants in the picture would give an idea of its size. At least good enough for Government work.

  16. Spooky

    05/06/2013 at 9:09 PM

    >>AHHHH There it is my hamberger i ordered. I said well done not electricuted.

  17. Kay

    05/06/2013 at 9:27 PM

    Looks like a massive cluster of earthworms.

  18. Gary

    05/06/2013 at 9:44 PM

    Looks like insect pupae. Most likely some type of moth.

  19. DrMeatwadPhD

    05/06/2013 at 10:33 PM

    It is that “mama” from heaven,,, someone eat it.

  20. Me

    05/06/2013 at 11:58 PM

    cluster of earthworms. mystery solved.

  21. Gilbert J. Avila

    05/07/2013 at 3:23 AM

    Shoggoth tissue

  22. Me

    05/07/2013 at 9:27 AM

    It the failed transport of Thor’s pet chihuahua.

  23. Helen

    05/07/2013 at 10:05 AM

    Fried hedgehog!

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    05/08/2013 at 3:34 PM

    This is obviously a class B2-d Liminal Intelligence, likely some kind of sky-dwelling single-cell organism.

    See taxonomy for reference:


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  29. I. P. WaterWorkS

    07/02/2013 at 8:36 PM

    In the top image, there is an electrical box which is missing its’ cover. Could it be a non-metallic duplex outlet cover from the box?

  30. William Place

    11/24/2013 at 5:17 PM

    A similar object was found near St. Louis Mo. some years ago and was reported on by several of the television and radio news organizations multiple times. It was referred to as the “Alien”. The last report I saw stated that it was some sort of organic filter used in the production of wine. After that misinformation nothing more was heard on the subject. This was late 80’s or early 90’s as I recall.

  31. Mudshark

    06/25/2016 at 4:23 PM

    I dont know, but I have witnessed ball lightning in 1972. A glowing ball about the size of a basket ball rolled down electric lines, my friends long hair puffed up like a dandilion,the ball hit the electric pole and exploded. This spring 2016 I saw a streak of lightning go straight up from the thundercloud that spawned it. My nephew was in the upper bedroom of a three story house, when he witnessed small purple lightning streaks dance accross the room an exit a window. My wife had a ball of light enter the living room window and explode in the center of the room, ruining the tv and xbox

  32. pragatism trumps the paranormal

    08/07/2016 at 3:50 PM

    it’s a fucking koosh ball. I see you linked one reddit post of no help, yet left the dozens out that give the answer. on the far right of it in the middle you can even see the plastic hook loop that they have.

    • anonymous names are for cowards

      08/07/2016 at 3:57 PM

      This post literally mentions the Koosh Ball theory, you fucking moron.

  33. Dana Newkirk

    08/13/2016 at 3:45 AM

    I don’t know what it is… but I don’t like it.

  34. Cristian Zuluaga

    08/13/2016 at 3:48 AM

    what the hells

  35. Jason Templeton

    08/13/2016 at 3:53 AM

    I have my suspicions and they are not extra terrestrial. Higher quality close ups and or video would help a lot in its identity I would think

  36. William White

    08/13/2016 at 4:03 AM

    Fulgurite…dirt turned to glass by the lighting strike’s intense heat.

  37. Christina King

    08/13/2016 at 5:17 AM

    Could be your chance to get those mutant super powers! Or some horrible crud.

  38. Al Reese

    08/13/2016 at 7:12 AM

    The blob

  39. Ted Zaniewski

    08/13/2016 at 11:56 AM

    Fried Alien

  40. Bruce Priddy

    08/13/2016 at 2:04 PM

    All Hail the Hypno Slime!

  41. Kristie Lynn Robinson

    08/13/2016 at 2:06 PM


  42. Jeri Michelle

    08/13/2016 at 2:10 PM

    There was a similar story with an orange blob-ish creature, and someone said it was an unusual type of fungus. Perhaps it’s a weird fungus that had a reaction?

  43. Wulff Wanda

    08/13/2016 at 2:10 PM

    Oh my what is this

  44. Mike Hartman

    08/13/2016 at 3:21 PM

    Hey! That was my steak! I was trying to BBQ in a lightning storm. It got cooked alright!

  45. ChrisandWes Carpenter

    08/13/2016 at 3:57 PM

    Petrified Squatch poop!

  46. Cibelli Gois

    08/13/2016 at 4:13 PM

    Larvas astrais

  47. Syd Murfitt

    08/15/2016 at 9:02 AM

    I personally believe they are some from of fruit that had been struck by lightning causing it to cook from the inside-out,,At very high speed,probably in under half second

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