By Andrea Romano
June 06, 2018
Photo Illustration: Mariah Tyler/Source: Roberto Machado Noa/Getty Images

Warning: Turn away now if you don’t have a strong stomach.

Many people have heard tales of “blue ice,” otherwise known as waste from airplane lavatories that has been frozen and expelled from planes, raining down from the sky. But very few can actually say they have witnessed it first-hand.

But one family in Canada not only unfortunately encountered some unwanted airplane excrement, their experience pretty much sums up everyone’s nightmare when they think about what happens to waste once they press “flush.”

Susan Allan and her mother were driving in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada when they were suddenly deluged with a brown liquid, which they mistook for mud at first, The Guardian reported.

The nice, sunny weather meant Allan had the windows and sunroof open in her car — which only made matters worse, in retrospect.

The two women quickly discovered that the “mud” had a distinctly foul smell of feces, so there was no mistaking what had actually fallen on them. “It looked like slops of wheaty, lumpy poo,” Allan told The Guardian.

She elaborated on CBC's As It Happens, “I had it in my eyes, my hair. We were inundated.”

Allan suspects that the excrement came from an overhead plane, but an investigation conducted by Transport Canada is still underway. According to The Guardian, Transport Canada doesn’t have statistics on how often this kind of incident occurs. However, once is probably enough.

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