Star Jelly, Mysterious Phenomenon. Do You Believe it?

When I browsed internet yesterday I found great information related with Space. I really shock hear this information. Actually this was happened not in my country. This is like mysterious phenomenon. Why I said so, because this is came from outside of the earth. This thing was came from space. I think this is nice topic to talk. And from the report it shown it US and Australia. I think many Hubbers from US and Australia or maybe other country know about this phenomenon.

We know that meteor very beautiful when seen from Earth. Probably not many of us who know that meteors also leave substances such as jelly is often called Star Jelly.

Star jelly is like a gelatinous substance that is believed fall into the earth carried by a meteor. This phenomenon had been known since 1641 and is one of the most mysterious things in the science history

Witness reports about the discovery of Star Jelly

There are tens to hundreds of reports found clumps of gelatin on the ground the day after the appearance of falling meteors or meteor showers.

For example, in 1950, a large lump was discovered by Philadelphia police. Police had described about these things with forms like a disc with a diameter of 1.8 meters. The thickness around 30 cm in the center and about 5 cm around the edges.

Still according to the police, when it touched this Jelly soon turned into foam and vanished in the air. The night before the found of star jelly, many people reported the existence of a bright meteor passing in that area.

In 1994, the people of Oakville, Washington reported a "rain gelatin" occurs in the region.

On November 3, 1996, a large meteor seen across the sky Kempton, Australia. In morning, the residents found the clear jelly in the yard and sidewalks in the city.

Scientific theory of Star Jelly

There is a book reveal about star jelly theory. The Book of British amphibians and Reptiles, written by M Smith. He clearly explained that the Star Jelly is actually the remains of the frog oviduct. Oviduct is the reproductive tract in the frog's body that produces a jelly substance. The animal which produce the oviduct not only frog but other animal like mammals that eat the frog usually leaves the oviduct and then turned into jelly when reacting with air.

Another theory is Nostoc. This is kind of water cyanobactery. Which potential to form colonies in open areas. In ordinary conditions, this colony wouldn't be seen by humans. But when the rain falls, Nostoc colony will turned into a lump of jelly

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I just want invite all of you to discuss about star jelly. Especially for Hubbers who live in US or Australia. Where is the place the star jelly was found. Have you ever heard about star jelly information before. Or one of you as a witness who looks the real of star jelly by your eyes. Or had watched this information by television. Please share with us! This hub is always open to all of you.

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Pete Maida 7 years ago

I actually never heard of that before. If it is produced by frogs you would think people would see it when there are no meteors around. They probably do but no one mentions it.

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Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

Wow, a very interesting subject and I have never heard it before. Thank you for an enjoyable read.

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GPAGE 7 years ago from California

VERY interesting! Never heard of it before? Thanks for this interesting hub. Best, GPAGE

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H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

No doubt the topic is interesting but the matter is not known to many except few. Human knowledge is developed to a great extent but still insufficient to know the vast space of the Universe. Peoples’ knowledge is only remaining limited with the study of few planets such as, Moon and Mars, a little bit and not the questions of knowing the innumerable stars of the sky. If it is stars’ Jelly what kinds of elements were present in the Jelly is not analyzed or not known. The scientific knowledge that has been acquired so far in compare to the vastness of Universe is that in the tone of Newton that may be said as if the human beings are playing with few pebbles on the Sea shore and not advanced even a footstep at Sea.

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Leop 7 years ago

Very interesting. I haven't heard this story at all or anything related to it. However I would love to hear or find rest of information. If I come across any, will come back to let you know.

Thanks for bringing to our attention.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Very fascinating, prasetio. I've never heard of this before. So for bringing this topic to discussion. I think that much more must be researched...The "frog theory" sounds too simple. Were that the case "star jelly" wouldn't at all be a phenomenon, rather a common occurrence! Thanks.

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CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Never heard about star jelly before, prasetio, thanks for the interesting info

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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks for all comment and for all who interesting to this hub. I don't expect much from this hub. Because something weird and still become mystery is usually unreasonable. And it is the sign that "star Jelly" is still mysterious, and few people know about star jelly. But I am glad read all the various comment. I give my thanks to all off you.

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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

This is the first time I've heard of this. Very, very interesting.

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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks veronica, you always welcome. Because the witness report said in 1950, 1994 and 1996. I think this is a long time ago and few people know about star jelly.

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

How strange. Good subject for a hub

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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks ethel smith for coming to this hub.

Elak Swindell 7 years ago

Star Jelly is actually the bodily remnants of what I called Stellar Squids, aka Space Phenomena 1. You can see them in great detailed in the must-see video "Secret NASA Transmissions Vol.1 - The Smoking Gun". NASA has known about this race of squid-like creatures for years. They live all around the Earth in space and the upper atmosphere, and act like large reef fish from our oceans. Their size ranges are vast, with the bigger ones being quite big. Like squids, octopus and cuttlefish, they can communicate by flashing their bodies in different light patterns, can propel themselves at high rates of speed and have a gelatinous body that clearly changes shape when they move at quick speeds. A perfect description of body shape, with the loss of the two nub-like protrusions below the main body, can be found in a Star Jelly fall from 1950 in Philadelphia. "a domed disk of quivering jelly, 6 feet in diameter, one foot thick at the center and an inch or two near the edge that glowed." When you watch "Secret NASA Transmissions" and see SP1 in their natural environment, you will come to understand that astronomers are not telling us the whole truth concerning space. It's not a vast void devoid of life, but a dark sea filled with it. And the Stellar Squids (my name for them) are just one of three NASA knows about. There is also SP2, or what I call the Rainbow Darters, which act just like little quick moving reef fish in how they zip in and out while feeding on the certain metal elements of the former russian space station. The amount of wonderful life in space around the Earth is fascinating and something NASA needs to be sharing with the world, not hiding it. It's a xenobiologist dream.

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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Elak Swindell for coming to this hub. Thanks for great comment. You add fact about the jelly star. For me this is still mysterious and weird things. Although there are science explanation.

Elak Swindell 6 years ago

Glad to help out the page, though science explanations for Star Jelly can only be attributed to those falls that have a Earth-based background. After reading through the various documented jelly falls through history (which I've added to the paper I'm working on about the Stellar Squids, etc.), only a few have a terrestrial foundation. The rest are clearly related to SP1.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks you visit this hub again. Your information help me to find out more about this phenomenon (star jelly). I give my big appreciation for you. Thank you very much.

Elak Swindell 6 years ago

Glad to have helped out. :)

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

your welcome!

bill 6 years ago

I dont think this is a substance coming from any amphibian only because the "jelly" does not contain any cellular matter or "eggs". If you see pictures or see forg jelly eggs under a microscope you will see "egg" shaped cells....that are not present in star jelly. I think it is amazing that it is always present after meteor showers. And people want to say that it is because of FROGS!?? C'mon people!

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, bill. I am glad to know your thought about this topic. I never know about the research of frog jelly eggs. and you have done it well. I really appreciate your comment . They have right to say about this phenomenon but it good when completed with some research.


saban 6 years ago

they already proved that it is not amphibian jelly.

What about the case somwhere in US where this substance was raining during the day, and what, that was also because of frogs and such.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, saban. I really appreciate your comment and your thought about this topic. I hope it can help us to know more about this phenomenon.

Mike 6 years ago

I found globules of this stuff on my deck, driveway and lawn this morning, after a night of rain. While googling what it might be, I found this page. It is very interesting stuff and quite real, whatever it is.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Mike for share your experience with us. It looks very interesting. Can you take the picture of these globules. Maybe some of us can identified this stuff. You can add this by give me the link where you placed that picture. Good information from you. I really appreciate that.

Warm regard and blessing,


Tarinn 6 years ago

we found star jelly tonight outside on a table it looks just like the scotland photos, so we took pictures of it and put it in our fridge, but it seems to be evaporating away, there was a meteor shower and a thunderstorm. we only had cameraphones so we dont know what to do with it? any ideas Thanks tarinn

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Tarinn for share your experience with star jelly. You can put that picture on your blog or your facebook account if you have it. Than you can share the link with us. I am glad to know your star jelly. I am glad to know good news from you. I'll wait your second coming with your lick picture. See you again.


Little Nell 6 years ago

The blobs of jelly don't look like anything produced by amphibia. Have you considered slime moulds?

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Little Nell for coming to this hub and share your idea here. I don't really clear about this. It looks like slime moulds, but it still become mystery. That's why I want to share with all of you. I am glad if ever seen this before. Good to see you here. ~prasetio

Jan Goldfield 6 years ago

After a strong thunderstorm last night, we found these blobs on the lawn. I have pics here:

I have no idea what to do with it. Ten hours later, it is still in place.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Jan Goldfield for coming to this hub and share your link based your life experience. I have check the picture on flickr. It look weird, my friend. Like in the pictures above. Your information make me curious about this substance. I am not really about this. But thanks my friend, you are the witness of this phenomenon. I thought it glad to know this in person. Anyone can help Jan Goldfield? Please visit his link. Thank you very much!


thisteacherslife 6 years ago

I have found similar samples from time to time. Finding a dead frog beside some of this jelly has convinced me; see here

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, thisteacherslife. Thanks for share valuable information about star jelly phenomenon. I know it hard to believed but I try to visit your link you gave to me. You have good quality picture of the substance you mentioned above. I hope there's other research to explain the mystery of star jelly. Nice comment from you. I really appreciate that.

dachase21 5 years ago

my back yard is full of this stuff, what do I do? last night I took the dog out in the rain and fell on my back side in the mud.... when I took the dog out just now I actually saw what I slipped on, what is this stuff??

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Dachase. Thanks for coming and share about something mysterious at your backyard. I don't have any idea about that before see the pictures. Personally, I haven't ever seen star jelly before. But I am so happy to see what you have. Take care!


Mitch 1967 5 years ago

This happen to me about 3 years ago..I was outside on my back deck having a smoke and this star jelly almost landed on me.. Landing on the the deck just a steps away It was about 16"long 3" wide it took about half an hour for it to disappear Its always been in the back of my mind and just doing some research on it Mike

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, MItch 1967. Thanks for coming and share your experience with star jelly. I know that mysterious things can be happened to us and your story quite interesting for me. As the witness for this substance. ~prasetio

pwdr sêr 5 years ago

I'm very interested in this. Although we feel we need to know everything, i truly hope this will stay a mystery for a long while. It can be fun not knowing, imagining what could come of it. And if it is something amazing, then thats even better. Thank you for sharing this!

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, pedr ser for dropping by and share your thought about this phenomenon. Personally, I can't wait to see this in person. The world has many secrets and "star jelly" is part of the hidden secret of the world maybe the universe as well. Take care!

Brian Doran 5 years ago

Its the 8th Oct 2011. Northern Ireland. I was in the garden this morning, and have some of this gel on the grass, just like the second picture above. I though it was strange and began to investigate on the net, thus I have ended up on this site. Rare looking stuff for sure.

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Brian. Nice to see you here and thanks for share about star jelly in your own garden. It's quite strange to know more about where this material came from. But I hope you can more information from this hub. Cheers....


EmmaP 5 years ago

I have also had a recent experience in Tasmania, Australia. After a heavy storm last night I found a jelly like substance that was pink in colour it had a slime covering that coated the ground where it was laying. I poked and prodded at it with a stick and put salt on it as a friend suggested I try as I was a little freaked out by it and the salt melted it into a slime like substance. I wipped it up with tissue and hosed down the concrete and once it dried it left and oily like stain. Very unusual never seen anything like it. There were also little ants eating the slime around the jelly too. Is there any more good sights you could reccomend to do some further research ??

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Emma for coming and share your experience with us about the same phenomenon. looks like Star Jelly though I don't see this in person based on your description here. But we need further research to know more about this substance.


George 4 years ago

I have actually come across some this weekend and managed to bottle some of it. The Rest left outside evaporated within 2 hours. Ive been keeping the substance on ice for the past two days. Not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions?

khalid 4 years ago

I'm Khalid Student , and I live In small village in south of Morocco . In this village There is a light from an unknown source is grown terror among the population . and If you are interested in such phenomena like this one ...

here is my email


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, George and khalid for coming and share your experience with kind of these substances. I hope this hub useful for us. ~prasetio

Ray Martin 4 years ago

I first saw this interesting phenomenon on the Discovery channel last night and found it very fascinating. Also found a connection between star jelly with meteorites, but also red rain. Red rain contrary to misbelief doesn´t come from the middle east but from meteorite explosions as they strike the earth mixed with rain. Upon Lab analysis is revealed that these red rain particles DNA, but of another form. Let´s say not native to earth organisms. Same with the space jelly. The DNA revealed is of single cell organisms, not tadpoles larvae, but highly heat resistent simple DNA forms not native to earth, brought by asteroids on the outter reaches of the solar system. Like Mr. Spock says...very fascinating indeed. Life does exist elsewhere, as this data reveals....

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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ray Martin. I give many thanks to you for coming and share wonderful information about star Jelly on the Discovery Channel. I also believe that this substance came from outer space after I read your explanation about the connection between star jelly and meteorites. And I surprised to know that red rain took a part from this phenomenon. I agree with you that "Life does exist elsewhere". Thank you very much.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

This was very interesting. I have not heard of this before. I don't know where I have been as I am very interested in all things in the heavens.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Sending you many Angels this evening.. :) ps

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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, pstraubie48. Thank you very much for your attention to this hub and I am glad you interested in all things in the heavens. Take care!


Koldo Villalba 3 years ago

Hi ,Prasetio,

My name is Koldo, and I live in Orbaizeta, basque country,in the pyrenees.I found this sustance in november 25 2102, and I wrote in my blog:

near this place there is a pond with frogs, but here nobody saw before something similar, and I ask a expert wordens and biologist .

Congratulations for your blog.!!

M Puffer 3 years ago

I found about 16 of these blob like masses in our backyard today. We have had a lot of rain. I took some pictures and collected a sample. I'm trying to figure out what it is.......

Codey 19 months ago

we had a lot of rain 2 nights ago and woke up to find this "star jelly" all across our back patio and into the garden area....strange stuff....very cold to the's still here 2 days later...quite a mystery as to how it got here.

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