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Wellington - The mystery of what unidentified flying object dumped a load of what looks like and smells like sewage all over a farmhouse near New Zealand's capital, Wellington, remained on Wednesday after the Civil Aviation Authority said it definitely did not come from a plane.
An analysis of the muck that splattered the house in Takapu Valley on September 14 confirmed that it had no trace of the chemicals always put in an aircraft toilet, authority spokesperson Bill Sommer said.
Farmer Shonnie Gordon - who raises sheep and cattle and knows something about the subject - is not convinced and is taking a sample to a laboratory specialising in human faeces for a second opinion.
Since she spoke about the day that the UFO hit the house, there has been a spate of other reports of mystery droppings from around the country, with ducks and geese mainly blamed.
The house of Mark Davis in Palmerston North, 14km north of Wellington, was hit on Sunday, according to Wednesday's Dominion Post newspaper.
"I didn't hear a plane," he said, "but if it was a bird, it's a hell of a sick one. It was from one end of the house to the other." - Sapa-DPA