Weird but true
She took him to the Special Sludge Investigations Unit.
A homeowner left netizens both horrified and perplexed after sharing photos of a nightmarish black mass hidden under her friend’s floorboards in Melbourne, Australia.
According to Yahoo News, the woman, named Hannah Sycamore, heard about the sinister-looking slime from a friend, who came across it while tearing up her floor.
Hoping to unravel this spooky story, she uploaded the spooky images to the Australian Mushrooms group on Facebook with the question: “Any ideas what this is?”
Accompanying photos show the mysterious ooze, whose dark tendrils are woven across the ground like a malevolent presence from a Japanese horror film.
Facebook commenters had several theories about the identity of the fungal fractals, which even sent loyal Australians heading for the hills.
“The ‘nooope’ veins,” joked one wit on Facebook.
Others have compared the tendrils to the Mind Flayer, the undulating tentacle monster from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Some comedians online joked that it was the “Venom” alien symbiote from the Marvel films.
Meanwhile, some mycology enthusiasts have said the silt could either be slime mold, tree roots, or black mold, an insidious fungus associated with a number of health problems, including respiratory problems and dementia.
“Not a slime mold.” Black mold is possible,” posited Adam Labrock, the “Head Fun Guy” of Mushroom Co, an urban mushroom farm in New Zealand.
He then hypothesized that Armillaria (honey fungi), which often grow along tree roots, had spread beyond their host and then infiltrated the home.
“It’s probably something you need to have a structural engineer look at,” Labrock concluded.
Other experts were equally baffled, positing a similar theory.
“It’s new to me too,” an unidentified scientist at the State Herbarium in Brisbane told Yahoo News. “It definitely doesn’t look like traditional mold.”
They, too, speculated that the mysterious mass might be Armillaria, but bet that this was far from the case.
This is not the first time that a fungal-looking anomaly has appeared in the Antilles.
In March, an Australian town resembled the setting for HBO’s dystopian horror series “The Last of Us” after a mysterious red mass grew under a fire hydrant – and eventually “came up the stream of water “.