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  • Farmer discovers ghost apples while pruning fruit trees after ice storm.

  • An apple farmer found something very unusual when he went to prune his apple trees after a recent winter storm.

  • Ghost apples, hanging from the trees were perfectly formed crystal clear ice apples.

  • Andrew Sama shot photos of the remarkable ice apples in the Fruit Ridge area of Kent County near Sparta, Michigan.

  • He posted the pictures on Facebook and the images quickly went viral.

  • He explained to WOOD-TV how they were created, explaining that they were the result of the ice storm.

  • Freezing rain coated the rotting apples, creating a solid icy shell around them.

  • As he pruned the trees, the shaking caused the mushy flesh of some of the frozen apples to pour out the bottom, leaving the ice-encased behind in a perfectly formed apple shape.

  • It's much like a paper mache would be constructed.

  • "Most apples just fell off, ice and all, but quite a few would leave a cool ghost apple behind," Sietsama said.

  • Sietsama manages the orchard and told WOOD-TV that the apples were 'Jonagolds'.

  • He says that he plans on calling them 'Jonaghosts' now.

  • He told media outlets that he'd never seen the phenomenon before.

  • But guess as it has happened before.

  • Reaction from people all over the globe has been one of wonderment.

  • "The wonders of nature never cease to amaze. Thank you for the amazing information," wrote one person.

  • "Proof that life on this planet can be amazing still," said another.

  • One thing for sure, they're simply beautiful to look at.

Farmer discovers ghost apples while pruning fruit trees after ice storm.

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