If you’re planning an outdoor party, it’s smart to keep a canopy on hand in case it starts to rain. But a family in Levittown, Pennsylvania. learned that such precautions can also protect you from feces. Poop reportedly rained down from the heavens last week — onto a child’s party no less.
“It looked like, if a hundred birds flew over and went to the bathroom simultaneously, that’s what it would look like,” Joe Cambray told WITI after his stepdaughter’s Sweet 16 celebration was ruined by excrement.
One young boy, Donovan Rogy, had the most apt description.
“I was eating cake, and then I just heard a big splat!”
Unfortunately, what rained on 40 friends and family on May 17 in Levittown wasn’t from birds, but most likely humans.
After the deluge was over, Joe’s sister Kristie Rogy hopped on her smartphone and figured out that five airplanes were flying overhead at the time, added the New York Daily News.
Which is a big problem because the Federal Aviation Administration requires airplanes to dump their passengers’ waste at the airport, not from 30,000 feet in the air so the feces can plummet spectacularly to Earth, Fox 29 added.
The disgusting surprise rained down a mere two minutes after Jacinda, the birthday girl, blew out her candles. Her stepfather was playing horseshoes and others were in the pool when poop slammed into the canopy, splattering wicker furniture, party balloons, and Jacinda.
“Out of nowhere, from the sky, comes a bunch of feces, lands on her … It landed on the baby seat that was here. We just got done with cake. Thank God. We took (it) back in, because within two minutes, something fell from the sky. It was brown, it was everywhere, it got on everything. I grabbed a hose from over here, immediately started lining things up to start washing it off.”
The Levittown family is understandably peeved. Kristie noted that if an airplane was indeed to blame, that’s “definitely not legal.” They’ve filed a complaint with the FAA.
So far, it hasn’t been confirmed that a rogue airplane is to blame.
[Photos via MyFoxPhilly]