Ever see a cloud of sh*t fall from the sky? I hadn't …until last Saturday.
I have done a lot on this planet, yet, as I was heading down the highway in my car what looked like a cloud of mosquitos or bugs came down from the sky and covered the vehicle and road around me. My first thought was I had hit a bird of some sort, as I saw little white specks all over the car along with a strange brownish liquid. I do remember looking ahead on the highway, yet, there were no vehicles in front of me, so I looked a bit closer and noticed it wasn't feathers, but some sort of paper…like shredded toilet paper.
"Did a plane just take a crap on me?"
I was supposed to meet my friend at 9 am but figured I would hop off the road to see if there was any aircraft that did fly overhead. I drove about 5 miles, hopped out at a Duncan donut and amused the people in line that one could track every flight in the world. And then when I pulled up the local airport, there was indeed a few planes flying over. While I did not have time to calculate speed versus trajectory, I wager the culprit is an Air Canada jet, or a citation.
What little I know is that planes usually are not nor do not dump crap from the air, unless there is a toilet malfunction. But I replayed seeing what looked like a swarm of mosquitos you might see in equatorial new guinea or the jungle, plopping all over the car with a most unique "thwack" sound.
not believing what I thought happened, I asked a few people, "does this look like shit all over the car?"
"uhm, yes, how on earth did that happen?"
"I don't really know. One minute I see this cloud of drops falling from the sky and the next it hit my car. I thought I hit a bird or a swarm of mosquitos till I realized the little pieces of paper were not feathers."
So I am posting the flight radar scan of the two planes that were overhead at the time. Based on my traveling, the culprit most likely was the Air Canada jet. But no one at the airport seems to have acknowledged or wants to think a pile of crap from the air fell onto route 81 from above.
In case they don't believe me, I took out the tweezers and put some of the evidence in a little envelope. If I had access to a gas chromatograph, I would be fascinated to see what it really is, or where it came from.
the saving grace to all this is the weather is so bad and depressing were my folks live that it all washed off.
What is ironic is that I have heard getting shit upon is a sign for good luck. If that is the case, I am expecting a bumper year or ten.
I posted the two possible culprits for the mystery poop from the air. While it was pretty gross, I am thankful I was not in a convertible.
since the airport didn’t think a pile of crap flying out of the air was worthy of a response…I am posting away. thank you air Canada! you want to give me some flight vouchers or a spiffy captains hat, perhaps a car wash for the incident?