There’s nothing quite as upsetting as encountering a particularly awful smell, but not being able to identify its source. Unfortunately, this exact scenario has been unfolding in Delaware Country, Pennsylvania.
For a little over a year already, local residents have been suffering from a seriously horrific smell. It’s been described as reminiscent of the foul smell of sulfur, a scent all too familiar to many of us. Reportedly, the odor comes and goes at random times, making it nearly impossible to track. Thus far, no one has been able to figure out where exactly it’s coming from.
The saga began back in October of 2019. At the time, residents in the area had reported the smell to the local authorities. By the time December rolled around, the situation got so bad that some people even went as far as to call the cops. The situation certainly put a damper on everyone’s holiday festivities.
Since then, several other small towns in the area have also reported smelling the sulfur-like odor. The mysterious scenario has stumped experts, who are still unable to make heads or tails of it. They simply can’t figure out how the smell is capable of traveling all around the 200 square mile territory of Delaware County.
It’s also very unclear as to how and why it’s sometimes present, and sometimes disappears, raising beliefs that it may even be caused by something that moves. And despite the best efforts of authorities, once they get to where the report came from, the smell tends to already be gone within 10-15 minutes.
It’s believed that an oil or gas leak would be unlikely since one single leak wouldn’t cause such a smell across the entire district. The investigation continues, with people feeling hopeful that they will get to the root of the smell once and for all.