What on "or off" earth are they? The locals in Tucson, Arizona, are baffled by thousands of tiny purple spheres found in the desert – an odd occurrence to say the least.
Phenomenon is defined as occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses. It is an unusual, significant, or unaccountable occurrence. The mysterious purple spheres are certainly that – an unexplainable marvel!
On Sunday, Jan 27, 2013, two Tucson residents, Geradine Vargas and her husband, were walking in a remote area of the desert taking pictures when they discovered the bizarre collection – thousands of little purple spheres sparkling in the sunlight. Some of these mysterious purple spheres are watery, others translucent, and these shiny spheres roll when you push them. .
If they had fallen or been dropped from the sky, you would expect to find them scattered on the ground, but they were not scattered. Rather they were piled in a single spot, isolated from the rest of the desert. Did someone dump them there? Why?
What are these mysterious purple spheres? Everyone from botanists to TV crews is speculating, which does nothing to explain where they actually came from or what they are?
A reporter from KGUN9 News examined the mysterious purple spheres and reported that they were made up of a gooey substance that oozed a watery material when squashed. Some speculate that the spheres could be a slime mold or jelly fungus. If so, why isn't there more in different locations in the desert? Mold and fungi tend to do better in a damp environment than in the middle of a desert.
Members of the public have contacted KGUN9 News to identify the objects as Deco Beads, small spheres filled with water and used to keep plants watered. Florists say they are hydrogel beads used in floral displays.
Others believe they mysterious purple spheres are Orbeez – wet and wacky, soft and squishy, fun and funky, bouncy and beautiful, according to the manufacturer. Orbeez start tiny, growing up to 100 times their volume when water is added. However, Orbeez come in a mixed variety of colors, not just purple alone.
In any case, this does not explain why these mysterious purple spheres are lying in a heap in the desert. Did someone dump them there? Why would someone drive out into the desert just to dump Deco Beads or Orbeez?
What do you think they are? Feel free to post your comments below.
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