For those of you that don't know, I am from NJ. It is a really weird place to live sometimes, and I subscribe to a weekly newsletter from Weird NJ Magazine that gives me the scoop on all of NJ's oddities. The following hilarious story is from the latest issue:

Now that the hot and sticky weather has returned you might be thinking of heading out to the shore to cool off. Well, if you're thinking of taking a dip anywhere near Little Egg Harbor, you might want to think again...


In our newest issue (#22) we have exclusive photographs of a large mysterious blob that appeared in a Little Egg Harbor tributary last July. The Blob, (the size equivalent to a Honda Civic) was netted and hauled out to the Great Bay and supposedly disposed of by sinking the stinking mass of slimy goop.

But it seems that a "Son Of Blob," a smaller, but just as gooey, putrid mass has surfaced in another waterway in the lagoon community of Beach Haven West, miles away from the original Blob encounter.

Son Of Blob is only about 10 feet in diameter, but is terrorizing the neighborhood nevertheless. Son Of Blob was last seen lingering in the corner of a bulkhead off Jonathan Drive.

"It's miserable, ugly and disgusting," said resident Nancy Olivia in the Press Of Atlantic City (4/27/04). Olivia called Ocean County officials to say "I went to work today, and I have a Blob in my back yard!"

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection, the NJ State Police and Ocean County Health Department have been called in to inspect the mass, and samples have been taken. The inspectors believe that it was not the same blob that appeared in Little Egg Harbor last year, but still do not have a clue as to what it consists of.

So far no such action to contain the blob and remove it has been taken. It is still at large––BEWARE!