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Could This be the Intelligent Gas Lovecraft Wrote About?

“What it is, only God knows. In terms of matter I suppose the thing Ammi described would be called a gas, but this gas obeyed the laws that are not of our cosmos” ~ H.P. Lovecraft, The Colour out of Space 1927

Maybe Mr. Lovecraft wasn’t so far off with that idea. It is true that Lovecraft entertained the idea of a highly intelligent gas/mist as a possibility. He chiefly confirms this through his tale, The Colour Out of Space, and a couple of others like in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, and Celaphaïs. But in a letter he wrote he stated:

“How do we know that the form of atomic and molecular motion called ‘life’ is the highest of all forms? Perhaps the dominate creature–the most rational and God-like of all beings–is an invisible gas!”

After watching this, I think Howie Lovecraft might be right.


3 responses

  1. Now that’s some weird stuff, it almost looks like soap suds.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    • Yeah, I also thought it might be some sort of cotton, or possibly a sort of spider webbing. The comments below the video, as viewed on YouTube, explain it as a type of foam pollution.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  2. Steve

    I thought it looked like soap suds too. I was hoping it would attack the car, but that’s just me. 🙂 Great find!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:03 am

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