Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates beautiful, spooky phenomenon in Michigan

Posted at 1:30 PM, Feb 08, 2019

Freezing rain this week created an amazing natural phenomenon in western Michigan.

Andrew Sietsema took photos of "ghost apples" in Sparta.

According to WZZM , Sietsema said that ghost apples are sometimes left behind when freezing rain covered the apples, which then froze and turned to mush. As the apples pruned, Sietsema noticed that the mush drained out the bottom, and the "ghost apples" ice shells were left behind.