(Jelisa Castrodale , USA Today Travel)
A Philadelphia girl's Sweet 16 party was going exactly as planned last Sunday afternoon, with a beautiful birthday cake, an appropriate amount of family pictures and a charmingly off-key rendition of "Happy Birthday." And then an uninvited guest literally crashed – or crashed into – Jacinda's party. "It was brown. It was everywhere. It got on everything,"
Yeah. Jacinda's party got really crappy, really quickly, when a plane flying overhead dropped a ridiculous amount of feces all over the family's backyard (and any amount of falling poo is a ridiculous amount). The 40 guests watched helplessly while everything was covered in poo – the canopy, the chairs, the baby seat. "We just got done with cake, thank God," Rogy said.
Joe Cambray, the birthday girl's stepfather, told reporters:
Out of nowhere, from the sky, comes a bunch of feces! […] It looked like, if a hundred birds flew over and went to the bathroom simultaneously, that's what it would look like.
Yes, I know what kind of face you're making right now. Rogy managed to ignore her own disgust long enough to use a phone app to discover that there were five planes flying over their party at the time. There hasn't been any acknowledgement or confirmation from the FAA, other than to tell the news station that planes are required to empty their waste tanks at airports, not over suburban neighborhoods. There is also an exterior lock on the tank to prevent these insanely disgusting loads from accidentally being dropped during flight but occasionally, it does happen.
An FAA fact sheet from 2005 sort of shrugs that idea off as a myth, suggesting that any dropping droppings are from birds and insisting that any frozen waste would melt before it hit the ground. But some well-publicized stories – and freaked out homeowners – would disagree.
In 2008, the roof of a Canadian home was wrecked when "chunks of ice consisting of toilet water, antifreeze, disinfectant and human waste" crashed through and landed in a disgusting heap on the homeowner's bed. In 2013, the top of a British woman's RV was smashed by frozen poo that fell from the sky (and she saved the evidence in her freezer, which isn't disgusting at all). And last September, an Auckland woman claimed that an Air New Zealand flight had relieved itself all over the roof of her home. "The amount of crap everywhere is horrendous," she said.
But at least the birthday cake was spared.