Alien invasion? Strange pink blobs have people terrified that ETs are already here

50-year-old Helen Dow had uploaded a picture on Facebook on August 8 and a huge debate started in the comments section of the image on what the blobs could possibly be


                            Alien invasion? Strange pink blobs have people terrified that ETs are already here

Strange pink and red blobs that were spotted in the Scottish Highlands have led to widespread debates on social media about whether extraterrestrials have landed in Scotland. Fifty-year-old Helen Dow had uploaded a picture on Facebook on August 8 and a huge debate started in the comments section of the image on what the blobs could possibly be.

The image was taken close to the remote Loch Etchachan, which lies deep within the Cairngorms and it looks like there is a beige colored body with what looks like red strands coming out of it. The Cairngorms are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland closely associated with the mountain of the Cairn Gorm. 

The comments section had a few users who immediately claimed that the unidentified object in the stream could be an alien, a lost yeti, or even, as one user put it, "a unicorn attack". Dow, who is a support worker from Huntly, Aberdeenshire, called on social media users to help identify the object, Metro reported.

She wrote in the caption, "Calling all experts, animal, vegetable or mineral or possibly an ALF? Anyone help? Spotted whilst wandering through the Cairngorms. Had to zoom in for closer inspection, but still confused and somewhat perplexed."

Social media commenters think pink blobs could be aliens (Facebook)
Social media commenters think pink blobs could be aliens (Facebook)

The post seemed to confuse may online and this led to the discussion in the comments with everyone trying to figure out what exactly the object could be. One user seriously wrote, "Remains of a unicorn attack," while another guessed, "Something very decomposed and partially eaten. Wouldn’t want to be drinking that water without a proper filter."

A third user wrote, "It’s an alien." User Gregor Logan seemed to be the only one who had a logical explanation for the object and said that it could be "red sphagnum peat moss". He added, "Green Sphagnum turns white in warm conditions when all the moisture is evaporated."

“Looks like the handiwork of Poachers. Shoot deer illegally by night, skin & gut in a local stream, then bugger off out of the area pronto! Often Criminal Gangs operating out of big English cities. Suggest you send location and photos to your local Wildlife Crimes Officer,” said one concerned user. While another asked, “Okay has anyone got a definitive answer to what this is? Or is it going to be an endless mystery?? So intrigued but still almost 100% it ain’t no animal!”

Dow said that many Facebook users are still debating away on the image she uploaded a week ago. She said, "I’m still none the wiser. It’s so weird I’ve studied the photo at great length almost convincing myself that it’s not an animal, well I’m 99% convinced. 

All we wanted was to refill the water bottle, but when we saw this we filled up elsewhere, it would’ve meant a fair trek down to study it at length. I posted the picture on various pages to see if I could get some answers. It’s certainly got the folks talking."