Beautiful ‘Ghost Apples’ Haunt Michigan Farm –
A farmer in Michigan was pruning apple trees in an icy orchard when he came across something he’s never seen before.
Andrew Sietsema spotted the phenomenon while trimming apple trees in Fruit Ridge, a region near Sparta, Michigan.
He snapped a few photos and shared them on his Facebook page.
According to Sietsema, freezing rain coated the apples. Then, temperatures warmed up enough to cause the fruit to rot, decompose and fall, but not enough for the coat of ice to melt.
“Most apples just fell off, ice and all. But quite a few would leave a cool ‘ghost apple’ behind,” Sietsema said.