SNYDER, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Residents of a New York town said they believe smelly, oddly colored ice may have come from an airplane restroom.
Snyder residents said the brown, yellow and green icicles have the smell of human waste and may have been discharged from plane passing over the town, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported Tuesday.
However, the Federal Aviation Administration said no planes were flying overhead the day the ice appeared.
"At first when you see the yellow, you think it's maybe fuel," said Howard Cadmus, 32. "But then when it starts smelling, you know it's not fuel ... It smells like human excrement. It's human waste. It's biological waste."
"We, at this point, have not been able to determine what the source of the material is," said Scott Zimmerman, lab director for the Erie County Department of Health.
A Health Department spokesman said tests performed on samples indicate the material does not pose a health risk to the public.