||[Apr. 7th, 2011|11:38 am]
The Question Club
So this has been on my mind lately; it flitters in and out and provides me no end of musing, and I thought I'd get some input.|
About a year ago, my best friend was driving home from work late at night. As he went down a street near our neighborhood, he heard something thunk against the side of his truck. It happened just as he was passing a cemetery. When he got home, where I was meeting him, he and I inspected what it was:
It smelled strongly of seawater. Not salt water, but fresh out of the Chesapeake Bay water. The consistency of what was still stuck to his car was similar to an exploded jellyfish. Now, we live near the Bay, but the closest place that had jellyfish that time of year was about thirty minutes away, and it didn't appear to actually be a jellyfish. He said when it hit, there was no one around that he could see, and because the land in front of the cemetery is completely empty, it is unlikely someone could hide close enough to lob such a slippery substance with enough force to make the sound it made.
We hosed it off, but it left a film that never really went away.
What was it?