09/27/2012 09:19 EDT | Updated 11/27/2012 05:12 EST

Calgary Tower Dripping: Mysterious Brown Substance Rains Down On Calgary Streets


Like something out of a science fiction movie, Calgary's downtown pedestrians were witness to brown goo falling out of the sky last night - seemingly out of nowhere.

The unknown substance coated cars, dripped a greasy film on to the road and blew across 9 Ave S.E., according to Global Calgary.

According to the Calgary Sun, officials were made aware of the problem after 10 p.m. when a limo driver called to complain about the mess being dripped on his vehicle.

Emergency crews shut down the road as a precaution and Hazmat was called to the scene.

Duty Inspector Paul Stacey confirmed to the Calgary Herald the substance was merely water with a little bit of antifreeze. It was coming from a broken boiler at the top of the Calgary Tower.

"It's nothing toxic," Stacey told the Herald.