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Mystery gunk appears in Michigan town

It's a substance stuck on cars, houses, driveways, you name it, and no one in Michigan knows what it is.

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's a substance stuck on cars, houses, driveways, you name it, and no one in Michigan knows what it is.

"Fairly solid, petroleum based, and we don't know exactly what it is," said resident Paul Schlutow.

"And if a bird pooped, how the heck it would have pooped like that?" said one woman.

The gunk is splashed nearly everywhere in a neighborhood in Harrison Township. That's in Macomb County.

It apparently fell from above Sunday. Local reports say residents were told the black, oily substance wasn't harmful, but it is stuck everywhere, on residents' homes, cars and the streets.

"Everybody's concerned about it, we'd like to know what it is and who's gonna clean it up. You get government involved and everybody passes the buck," said Schlutow.

Many thought it was birds. Some thought it fell from planes. But there's no indication it came from either.

Selfridge Air Base is nearby, but they say there's no evidence it came from them.


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