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Strange blue balls fall on Dorset

by | 29th, January 2012

TO Bournemouth, Dorset, where local man Steve Hornsby is pointing to the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s 3cm diameter jelly-like blue balls raining down during a hail storm. Says Mr Hornsby:

“[They’re] difficult to pick up, I had to get a spoon and flick them into a jam jar.”

You get your sport where you can find it in Dorset. He adds:

“The sky went a really dark yellow colour. As I walked outside to go to the garage there was an instant hail storm for a few seconds and I thought, ‘what’s that in the grass’? The have an exterior shell with a softer inner but have no smell, aren’t sticky and do not melt.” 

So. What are the blue balls?

The Met Office says the spheres are not meteorological “.

Josie Pegg, an applied science research assistant at Bournemouth University, says

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