Web Desk: The US Midwest has witnessed some crazy things ever since the polar vortex set in. From frost earthquakes caused by the wet ground freezing too quickly, to setting things on fire just to get rid of ice, now the things have been slightly insane.
Recently a man, named Andrew Sietsema was pruning apple trees in an icy orchard in western Michigan when he came across what he calls ‘Glost Apples.”
Sietsema explains that the freezing rain coated the rotting apples, creating a solid icy shell around them. Some apples fell off the tree and some remained on the tree and had the cover slip out the bottom, leaving a ghost apple.
“I guess it was just cold enough that the ice covering the apple hadn’t melted yet, but it was warm enough that the apple inside turned to complete mush,” he explained to the CNN.
William Shoemaker, a retired horticulturalist told Forbes that this mummification process happens in apples that are rotten. While the fruit maintains its natural form, the insides are more like ‘applesauce’ says Shoemaker.