‘Mysterious’ Cloth Fell from the Sky in Ondo? Truth Finally Emerges

‘Mysterious’ Cloth Fell from the Sky in Ondo? Truth Finally Emerges

  • A video recently went viral on social media showing a cloth falling from the sky in Ondo town, Ondo state
  • Many residents were seen in the video fighting over the cloth as they struggled to get pieces from it, believing that the 'mysterious' cloth can give them spiritual blessing
  • However, a fact-checking report has shown that the cloth actually belonged to a decorator and events planner who had sundried it before it was carried away by the wind

Ondo, Ondo state - Some residents of Ondo state were recently seen in a viral video fighting over a robe that purportedly fell from the sky.

In the video that was shared on Instagram by Nigerian artiste and social media influencer Tunde Ednut, the robe could be seen falling from the sky and finding its way into the midst of residents.

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Truth about ‘Mysterious’ Cloth the Fell from the Sky in Ondo Finally Emerges
Ondo residents fight over white robe that fell from the sky. Photo credit: @mufasatundeednut
Source: Instagram

The residents ensured that each of them got a piece of the robe, which they thought could be heavenly.

However, a fact-checking and verification platform, Dubawa, has uncovered the source of the alleged mysterious cloth.

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Dubawa's findings indicate that the incident happened in Ondo town, a prominent community in Ondo state, on Wednesday, October 27. The cloth was said to have landed outside one Alhaji Yesufu’s residence at Sabo area of Ondo town.

Witnesses speak

Fatima Yesufu, one of those who were at the scene of the incident said:

“I heard some strange voices, came out and saw a lot of people struggling with a big cloth.
“Many of them even jumped into the compound through the fence. Efforts to chase them away were unsuccessful. The stampede was so much that I had to stay away so they would not stamp on me."

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Babangida Usman who stayed opposite the house also shared a similar experience.

He added that the scoopers had barely finished mutilating the cloth when a woman in the neighbourhood stormed the place and told them that she is a decorator and that the cloth was one of those she sundried the previous day.

Owner of cloth speaks

The acclaimed owner of the strange cloth was identified as Agnes Fadoju who is a decorator and events planner.

She said that the 120-yard cloth she bought for about N50,000 in Lagos for her decoration business is gone, but she was happy that the incident brought her to limelight.

Fadoju showed Dubawa other other similar clothes she also sundried just as she recalled the event that led to the ‘strange’ incident.

Her words:

“I washed the said cloth alongside others on Tuesday evening with my children. On Wednesday morning I checked all the clothes where we hung them and did not notice any unusual thing.

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“It was much later in the afternoon that I started getting lots of phone calls asking whether I hung my decoration clothes outside to which I answered in the affirmative. This got me worried, prompting me to put a call across to my husband who then broke the news to me. A wind had blown off one of the clothes to the next street in a way that looked mysterious and everything had now been mutilated.”

She explained that she immediately rushed to the scene and even while on the road, saw all sorts of people tying a white piece of cloth around their body and recounting their experience with a ‘miraculous’ cloth at Sabo area.

Fadoju said all efforts to enlighten them that it was her event’s business cloth and that the ‘Hossana’ inscription on it was her company’s name proved abortive.

She added:

"We later met with Seriki of the Sabo who told me that if I had seen the ‘mysterious’ manner the cloth descended, I would have believed their claim.”

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Experts react

Speaking on the development, Ahmed Balogun, an applied meteorology professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure, said:

“It is very possible to have the cloth blown from where it was hung to the sky by the wind.
“Wind is like a fluid of two types. The liquid and the gas but with different density. We don’t normally see the gas but it is always there and it is part of it that forms the clouds that we see."

He added that the movement of the cloth to the sky could be likened to the flying of a kite whose ascension and height is a function of the prevalent wind.

The report concludes that though it was rue the cloth fell from the sky in Ondo town, it is not mysterious as claimed and belonged to a decorator who had sundried it.

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Nigerian man surprised as 'snow' drops from the sky in Edo

Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man left social media users in amazement as to the unusual weather discovery he made in his compound.

In a video that made the rounds on social media, a yet-to-be-identified man shared the moment it heavily rained balls of ice or what many described as snow.

The video was said to have been taken in Irrua in Edo state, according to Naija. In the video shared on Twitter by @Naija_PR, an unidentified man exclaimed that what is commonplace in foreign nations is now happening in his compound.

Source: Legit.ng

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