Black goo mystery captivates Summerside
Police in Summerside, P.E.I. spent the day investigating a complaint of a black gooey substance that seemed to have fallen from the sky in one neighbourhood.
Officers received a call around 5 p.m. on Thursday from a homeowner on Autumn Street. He said his property was covered in a black, oily substance.
“The whole house was covered. There were black and blue spots all over the place. The driveway was covered. The car was covered. House was covered right up to the second floor,” said home owner Ted Cross.
Two neighbouring homes were also affected. The goo covered the houses, driveways and cars.
Summerside police Sgt. Joe Peters told CBC News it appears the substance fell from the sky.
"The officers did an initial investigation and had no idea what the substance was. It looks like it's almost like a blueberry material," said Peters.
Turns out he was right.
On Friday afternoon, someone spotted several large trees with dark berries down the street. Police said the goo smelled like berries.
It was extremely windy on Thursday evening and police believe the strong winds sent the berries flying.
Officers took samples of the berries to make sure but Cross is convinced.
“I got bombed," said Cross. "I got blueberry bombed or slimed by blueberries."