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Ever wonder what happened to the remains of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man when Venkman and the rest of the gang destroyed it by “crossing their streams” in Ghostbusters? Well, it appears they may have fallen through a crack in a New York City sidewalk only to emerge 29 years later all the way over in China!

On the evening of May 12, a large amount of an as of yet unidentified marshmallow-like substance was found oozing up out of the ground at an intersection in the Pukou district of Nanjing, China. Reportedly not the best smelling foamy matter in the world (in line with our Stay Puft rotting remains theory!), local residents believe it’s the result of recent large-scale road construction.

Pictures of the mess uploaded to China’s popular microblog website, Weibo, sparked a large amount of interest, and were later picked up and reported on by major Chinese media outlets. Comments on Chinese websites include, “It’s like a pancake,” “It’s Magic!” and “Looks like some kind of alien.”
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Police and firefighters who arrived on the scene are said to currently be in the process of cleaning up the billowy froth. It’s reported that some are saying problems such as this one, which have recently started to plague China’s roads, are the result of corner cutting and shoddy workmanship brought about by efforts aimed at reducing labor costs and expenses.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man leftovers, however, cannot be completely ruled out.
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Source: Byokan Sunday

Photos: Byokan Sunday, Bathroom reader (Stay Puft)