The Mississauga Blob

The Mississauga Blob

June 16, 1979 - It was at 5pm on this evening that a mysterious flaming blob flew into Traven Matchett's backyard in southern Ontario. The fiery object nearly hit his nineteen-year-old daughter, Donna, in the head. It landed on a picnic table and Donna extinguished it with a garden hose.

Once it had cooled down, the Matchetts and their neighbors took a close look at the puzzling puddle of goo. It was a dark green rock-like substance with a fibrous and cratered texture.

Mr. Matchett contacted his local airport but they had no explanation for the unidentified flying object. Similar calls to the Canadian military, the University of Toronto and the Ontario Science Centre yielded no results.

Finally the Toronto Sun dispatched a reporter to the scene. The story became a worldwide sensation and UFO enthusiasts were soon flocking to the area.

Responding to rising concerns about more flaming objects dropping from the sky, the government sent an inspector to take a look at the evidence. Police interviewed neighbors and soon it was determined that indeed there had been other encounters with flaming projectiles. A close examination of the blob itself revealed its true identity. It was a melted green Frisbee.

The authorities concluded that the Matchett's were the victim of a prank. As with other mundane endings, this one never got as much airplay as the original mystery. The legend of the Mississauga Blob lives on.

Mumtaz Mahal

Mumtaz Mahal

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