The Mystery of the Purple Spheres
Here are the pictures – and so far nobody knows what they are!
They were found in an Arizona desert. Here are some possibilities:
Darlene Buhrow, director of marketing for Tucson Botanical Gardens said that after speaking to a botanist learned that, if the spheres are naturally occurring, they could be a slime mold or jelly fungus.
Other suggest they are a product, like Deco Beads which are small, colored, water-filled balls designed to keep plants hydrated. Though that does little to explain why thousands of them would have been put in the desert.