I have studied the angel hair phenomenon for several years now, and I would like to present evidence for a more prosaic explanation of this phenomenon than “alien visitors.” Remember, the ultimate goal of DA is not to debunk, but rather present an objective, balanced, and hopefully scientific overview of ufology. I don’t doubt for one minute that it is possible that other life forms have visited our planet from somewhere else. However, in the case of angel hair, I think we need to look no further than our own fauna: spiders.
Anyone familiar with angel hair will be aware of the spider web theory, as many prominent ufologist have already come to this same conclusion. Raymond Fowler wrote “..the majority of angel-hair cases coincide exactly with the optimum migration period of ballooning spiders...My evaluation of the Sudbury case was “probable spider web.” The Sudbury, Mass. case occurred on October 22, 1973, and has all the typical elements: a shiny globe discharges angel hair that dissolves with time. I feel that Mr. Fowler’s conclusion is accurate, but as in other cases, the angel hair contained elements not found in spider web. Silicon and calcium seem to be prominent angel hair contaminates, and were also found in angel hair in Argentina and New York.
Angel hair has typically occurred during warm, clear, fall days that are perfect for the migration of ballooning spiders. My hypothesis is that angel hair UFO’s are statically charged balls of spider web. I will present data in support of this. In 1954 in Reseda, California, a “huge silvery ball” was seen discharging angel hair. It was reported that it “seemed to ‘jump’ from a bush or tree and cling to one’s hair.” In a case reported in 1959 in Crawfordville, Georgia, angel hair was stuck to treetops and pointed toward the sky. This would seem to indicate a static charge.