Mysterious Orange Blob Appears on Alaska Shore

An orange gooey substance has washed ashore in the Alaskan village of Kivalina.  Residents noticed the strange stuff as it began to blanket the shoreline, and alerted authorities.

The Coast Guard has tested the orange blob and concluded that it is not petroleum based, and it is not man made.  The actual origin remains a mystery.

Experts are scrambling to determine just what the bizarre substance is, and in the meantime, are asking people not to touch it.

To thicken the plot, it is also being reported that some locals noticed the same orange goo gathering in their rain buckets, which indicates that the source could be atmospheric, rather than ocean based.