Can Someone Please Explain WTF Is in This Sewer? [Video]

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Alright, this very well may be fake – but I don’t think it is. At least not yet. The video is from an unmanned sewer camera. And the thing in the video is… I have no f**king clue, but it scares the sh*t out of me. Some people claim it’s just plant roots that are very reactive to light, others say it’s just “a sack of sewer worms”. OK, but since when have either of those things existed? I’m not saying it couldn’t be one of those things – I’m saying there’s just as good a chance they’re alien breeding pods that will one day break open and devour us all.

UPDATE: Thanks to COED reader, Justin, we now know that this actually is a “sack of sewer worms,” which I so foolishly disregarded earlier. So, thanks, Justin for clearing that up. I am sure we will all sleep more soundly tonight because of it.

2 thoughts on “Can Someone Please Explain WTF Is in This Sewer? [Video]”

  1. From geekologie…

    Totally real apparently. According to Dr. Timothy Wood, freshwater bryozoa expert.

    Thanks for the video – I had not see it before. No, these are not bryozoans! They are clumps of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids (Naididae, probably genus Tubifex). Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other. The contractions you see are the result of a single worm contracting and then stimulating all the others to do the same almost simultaneously, so it looks like a single big muscle contracting. Interesting video.

  2. Andrew - Hunter Coll

    @Justin – Nice work!! I can now safely put my alien battle kit back in storage.

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