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Vancouver woman says her car was hit by flying feces

A Vancouver woman believes her car was splattered with fecal matter.
A Vancouver woman believes her car was splattered with fecal matter. Leah Sand

A Vancouver woman is part of a growing number of people who suspect they came across human feces that fell from a passing airplane.

Leah Sand walked to her car on the morning of May 10 and noticed a dark substance splattered across the door and roof of her vehicle. She thought it was dirt, but upon closer examination she believed it was fecal matter.

“I thought it was vandalism,” she said. “I thought somebody didn’t like me and splattered my car with poop.”

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Sand said she reported the incident to police.

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She said it took two trips through a car wash to finally get the substance off her vehicle.

Her mother then sent her a news article about a Kelowna woman who reported having her car “inundated with liquid poo” on May 9, the same day her car was splattered.

Sand then came across another article that detailed numerous reports of feces falling from the sky in B.C., Saskatchewan and even the Yukon.

WATCH: Extended clips from an interview with Josh Patton. The north Okanagan resident describes what he found on his car on Monday morning and why he reported it to Transport Canada. 

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Many of the people guessed the substance was human feces that fell from a passing airplane. Sand did as well since she lives in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood, just minutes from the Vancouver International Airport.

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Transport Canada has said it has been investigating reports of frozen lavatory waste, called “blue ice,” possibly falling from planes.

It said in a statement last month that staff have reviewed details provided by the public, assessed local radar data and followed up with aircraft operators and local airports to conclude that the substance did not come from passing planes.

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“The department’s review has concluded that these incidents do not meet the description of blue ice and are therefore not aviation-related.”

Sand, like many others, is perplexed by what might have happened.

“It’s just really peculiar and it happens to be the same day.”

— With files from Jules Knox and The Canadian Press

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