Bright green liquid was spotted leaking out of a New York City Manhole and sewer grates last week, causing social media users to speculate regarding the cause of the mysterious liquid.
According to ABC News 7, the mysterious green liquid was seen coming out of a manhole cover and multiple sewer grates located near the World Trade Center.
A picture posted on X by a social media user named Dan Pantelo showed the green liquid, along with the caption, “So there’s literal green sludge bubbling up from the ground next to World Trade Center right now.”
Pantelo also shared a video of the bubbling liquid, adding, “Can anybody explain this or are we just living in full blown Gotham rn.”
In reaction to the video and the pictures on X, social media users provided humorous theories about the mysterious liquid. One social media user commented, “Yeah it’s called Ooz and it’s how the Ninja Turtles came about.”
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A day after his initial post, Pantelo tweeted, “UPDATE: it’s still there, people are walking through it casually, sometimes a small crowd gathers around and stares at it. Follow for updates on the green sludge lol.”
According to The Western Journal, while the mysterious liquid generated some confusion on social media, the identity of the liquid was eventually released in an X community note that explained the light green liquid was “water full of green dye.”
“Plumbers frequently use harmless, fluorescent green dye to detect leaks in plumbing and sewage systems,” the note read.
A staff member at O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub, located near the place where the green liquid was observed, told The Daily Mail that New York City workers were using a green foam to test a hotel’s sprinkler system. The green foam is believed to have caused the mysterious liquid that was spotted in the manhole and the sewer grates.
According to ABC News 7, last week’s mystery liquid was not the first time this year that New York City residents have been disturbed by the presence of green water. In March, a similar situation occurred when a green puddle was seen in a subway station located in Brooklyn.