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Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates beautiful, spooky phenomenon in Michigan

Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates beautiful, spooky phenomenon in Michigan
Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates beautiful, spooky phenomenon in Michigan
Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates beautiful, spooky phenomenon in Michigan
Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 13:30:43-05

Freezing rain this week created an amazing natural phenomenon in western Michigan.

Andrew Sietsema took photos of "ghost apples" in Sparta.

According to WZZM , Sietsema said that ghost apples are sometimes left behind when freezing rain covered the apples, which then froze and turned to mush. As the apples pruned, Sietsema noticed that the mush drained out the bottom, and the "ghost apples" ice shells were left behind.