At least the party was memorable. Pennsylvania teen Jacinda Cambray was celebrating her Sweet 16 birthday with about 40 guests in her family's backyard on Sunday when a party pooper brought the event to a screeching halt. Family members had just brought the teen's giant purple cake inside when "out of nowhere, from the sky, comes a bunch of feces," stepfather Joe Cambray tells FOX 29. "It was brown. It was everywhere. It got on everything," a relative adds, per FOX6. While it isn't clear where exactly the poop came from, Joe Cambray's sister quickly checked her smartphone and found there were five planes flying over their location at the time, spawning a theory that one had illegally unloaded its waste on the party.
Though party guests were swimming and playing horseshoes, most of the feces landed on a canopy that Cambray says he had purchased just hours earlier to protect visitors in case it rained. "I was eating cake, and then I just heard a big splat!" one partygoer says. Cambray says he washed away most of the waste with a hose, but "everybody was not very happy!" TV reporters, at least, have been having fun with the story. Philadelphia magazine points out FOX 29 reporter Brad Sattin's best line of his coverage: "In airport lingo, Jacinda's Sweet 16 party certainly should have qualified as a dooty-free zone." As all planes are required to get rid of waste at airports, the family has filed a complaint with the FAA, which is investigating. (In the mood? Here are five tips on how you can poop better.)