Dave Allen, sculptor and land artist, uploaded a video to Facebook last week of mysterious snowballs bobbing under the surface of Sebago Lake in Maine.
Allen told ABC News that he was originally at the lake taking photos of the artwork he had made nearby when he discovered the indescribable event.
“It was extremely interesting and even awe-inspiring in a way words can’t really describe,” Allen said.
Though the “waves of snowballs” appear to be chunks of ice on video the artist took, Allen wrote on Facebook that he “fished out a couple of the balls, and sure enough, they broke apart and were very slushy, definitely not ice.” He also wrote that there was not any ice on top of the lake.
“The area where this was shot had a small stone jetty that acted as a catch and prevented the balls from continuing on down the shoreline. It seems to me, that this had a lot to do with the snow from the storm somehow accumulating in this way, in this very particular spot,” Allen explained.
He wrote that his theory is, “It was SO cold and windy, that when the snow hit the water, it didn’t melt, but instead, remained as slush on the surface. This slush then got stuck in this area, and through wave and wind action, turned into these very uniform balls.”
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