It keeps raining poo over a town in British Columbia, and nobody knows why. Susan Allan, a mother from Kelowna in the province, was driving home on a warn day with her sunroof open when she says a strange substance started falling from the sky. Apparently, it was freezing cold and 'smelt like a mixture of chlorine and poo', and was even coloured a murky blue-brown. Allan said: "I’m telling you: When this hit our vehicle, there was so much that it felt like a whole pile of mud falling from the sky. You could see it hitting the vehicle. And when it was hitting our faces, the first thing my son said to me was that it felt freezing cold and that it smelled like – pardon the pun – shit. My son threw up, and we had so much in our faces, our faces were covered in poop." The pair began to feel unwell after a day or so, so they visited their doctor where he realised they had contracted conjunctivitis from the presumed bacteria in the poop!
The town has come under attack from the stinky droplets lately, just three days after Susan Allan was pelted by the debris another man in Kelowna reported that his car had became covered in falling faeces around the same time. In total, Transport Canada admitted it had received 18 reports of both people and cars being hit by mysterious flying sewage and though they've been investigating every case they're no closer to figuring out where it came from. The obvious suggestion would be planes flying overhead and choosing the town as the exact right spot to let rip and leak the stinking contents of the toilet onto the unsuspecting townspeople in the form of blue ice.
'Blue ice' happens when malfunctioning valves on an aeroplane cause sewage from the planes toilets to leak out onto the aircraft itself, where it freezes in the icy conditions of... really high up in the air. The ice then sheers off with the force of the flight and has been known to fall below and actually tear through the roofs of houses if big enough. There were at least 27 documented incidents of blue ice impacts in the United States between 1979 and 2003 and they usually occur under airport landing paths because they fall off easier when the plane is in descent. In 1971, a chunk of ice hit a chapel in Kensington and tore a hole in the roof so bad that they knocked down the entire building! Blue ice can also have a pretty catastrophic effect on the plane itself if the leak manages to run into the engines, and there have been instances where planes have lost power as a result.
Susan reportedly wants her car to be cleaned by Transport Canada because it still smells like poo, and said she believes it is a ‘cover-up’ by the government.