Fact late ‘mysterious’ cloth that fell from the sky in Ondo


Would per chance perhaps perhaps a material if truth be told bear fallen from the sky? This and masses of more had been the questions requested by social media customers who saw photos of what looks to be a long piece of white cloth descending from the sky in Ondo city, a prominent community in Ondo Teach.

The photos reveals a lot of residents of the community shouting as the fabric gently approached the ground. Thereafter, they struggled to take hang of a a part of the white cloth, which they additionally claimed had a ‘Hosanna’ inscription.

The incident sparked a lot of claims on social media, including one which the descending white cloth used to be one amongst the wonders of the generation. On the other hand, findings from our refer to to the scene of the incident published otherwise.

Quickly after the incident occurred on October 27, a crowd gathered outdoors Alhaji Yesufu’s web instruct at Sabo situation of Ondo city the build the merchandise had stumbled on a remaining resting situation after minutes of puzzling descent from the sky.

After the incident, the photos went viral on social media, and amongst these that propagated it used to be the usual Instablog page on Instagram the build nearly 100,000 folks bear seen the video clip on the social network. Feedback within the put up counsel folks believed the fabric in actuality dropped from the sky.

The the same photos used to be additionally shared on Fb by standard Nollywood actress, Fatiha Balogun, who has more than 567,000 followers. The video clip has now racked up more than 64,000 views since it used to be printed on October 29.

One other Fb page referred to as LAMBO GINI PROMOTION with more than 79,000 followers, additionally printed the the same clip alongside the claim.


A refer to to Sabo situation in Ondo city for on-the-situation verification of the claim led us to Fatima Yesufu who used to be at the scene of the incident.

“I heard some extraordinary voices, came out and saw masses of folks fighting an ideal cloth,” the octogenarian said, explaining that the clothing merchandise landed on her minute one’s home.

“Many of them even jumped into the compound by the fence. Efforts to budge them away had been unsuccessful. The stampede used to be so important that I needed to defend away so they would now not mark on me,” she said.

Mrs Yesufu’s skills used to be a lot like that of Babangida Usman who stayed reverse the home and took fragment within the fabric cutting stampede.

“So many of us that sighted the fabric within the sky from neighbouring locations stumbled on their formula to Sabo right here, the build it will definitely landed simply in entrance of my home and all of us struggled to bear a cut.”

In accordance to Mr Usman, the scoopers had barely carried out mutilating the fabric when a girl within the neighbourhood stormed the placement and told them that she is a decorator and that the fabric used to be one amongst these she sundried the day prior to this.

Mr Usman outlined that whereas the woman mandatory attend the fat cloth, the chief of the Hausa community within the placement appealed to her to bear interaction the incident in factual faith since there used to be no miracle that might perhaps perhaps seemingly seemingly pull attend the mutilated pieces of the ‘mysterious cloth’.

Who owns the ‘mysterious’ cloth?


The utilization of the solutions supplied by Mr Usman, Dubawa’s next port of call used to be to the web site of the supposed proprietor of the fabric, which used to be the next avenue to the build the incident had came about.

We met Agnes Fadoju, who is a decorator, occasions planner and acclaimed proprietor of the extraordinary cloth. The 120-yard cloth she sold for approximately N50,000 in Lagos for her decoration industry is gone, nonetheless she is joyful that the incident brought her to limelight.

After showing us other identical garments she additionally sundried, she recalled the occasion that resulted in the ‘extraordinary’ incident.

“I washed the said cloth alongside others on Tuesday night with my young folks. On Wednesday morning I checked the entire garments the build we hung them and did now not witness any uncommon thing.

“It used to be important later within the afternoon that I started getting hundreds mobile phone calls asking whether I hung my decoration garments outdoors to which I answered within the affirmative. This bought me panicked, prompting me to construct a call across to my husband who then broke the solutions to me. A wind had blown off one amongst the garments to the next avenue in a technique that regarded mysterious and every thing had now been mutilated.”

She outlined that she straight rushed to the scene and even whereas on the toll road, saw all varieties of folks tying a white piece of cloth around their physique and recounting their skills with a ‘miraculous’ cloth at Sabo situation.

“All efforts to dispute them that it used to be my occasion’s industry cloth and that the ‘Hossana’ inscription on it used to be my company’s name proved abortive. We later met with Seriki of the Sabo who told me that if I had seen the ‘mysterious’ formula the fabric descended, I’d bear believed their claim.”

Fadoju exhibiting her decoration garments after being sundried

Can a heavy cloth ascend to the sky and return with out a particularly designed mechanism?

“It is very that you just might perhaps perhaps think to bear the fabric blown from the build it used to be hung to the sky by the wind,” said Ahmed Balogun, an applied meteorology professor within the Division of Meteorology and Climate Science, Federal College of Expertise, Akure,

“Wind is delight in a fluid of two styles. The liquid and the gasoline nonetheless with assorted density. We don’t on the entire peep the gasoline nonetheless it is miles continuously there and it is miles fragment of it that kinds the clouds that we peep,” Mr Balogun told Dubawa.

The expert in constructed-in atmospheric and environmental science added that the circulation of the fabric to the sky might perhaps perhaps seemingly seemingly be likened to the flying of a kite whose ascension and height is a characteristic of the prevalent wind.

“The fabric have to bear ridden on a parcel of air that is transferring and it used to be when that parcel broke down that the fabric fell attend to the earth,” he said.

The fabric’s takeoff time and distance from the earth rely on the starting vitality, the peak of the lifting by the wind, and the slither of fluid that carried the fabric, basically based completely on Mr Balogun.

“Additionally accountable is the gust, which is a quick blowing wind. If the fabric gets caught within the gust activity, it can seemingly seemingly be floating for thus long as that wind is energised except the entire vitality is dissipated or exhausted that the fabric will fall anyplace,” he added.

On the eventual field of the fabric, whereas returning to the earth, the don outlined that it is miles “a characteristic of the vitality of the cloud, the starting vitality or transferring tempo.”

In conclusion, even supposing a material fell from the sky in Ondo city, it is now not mysterious as claimed and belonged to a decorator who had sundried the merchandise prior to it stumbled on its formula to the sky and later returned to a field now not removed from the build it used to be earlier hung outdoors.

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