Of all the things that go bump in the night, one Chinese man’s discovery might be the most disturbing of all. The man, identified by his surname, Jian, spent 600 Yuan (~$91 USD) on 92 pounds of pork with the intention of making sausages, reports Daily Mail. Jian says he cut up the meat, added kimchi salt, and left it to marinate in a bucket. He happened to walk through his kitchen during the night when he noticed a blue glow emanating from the bucket of pork. Jian says, “The meat was letting out a hazy blue glow. It frightened me and I quickly turned on the lights. With the lights on, the glow had vanished.”
Jian’s wife and neighbors confirmed what he saw, and two days later the Food and Drug Administration began an investigation on the glowing meat. The agency says the samples have been sealed and that they have begun to test the meat. They report that the specific cause of the blue pork is unclear, but they suspect the pigs were fed high levels of phosphorous. And in case you were tempted, consuming the blue, glowing meat is not recommended.
Alarmingly, this is not the first instance of glowing meat in China. China Smack reports that in 2011, a woman awoke in the middle of the night to find pork leftovers in her kitchen glowing blue in the darkness.