15 Pounds of Frozen Sausage Lands on Florida Family's Roof

A Florida family was awoken on July 15th by the sound of something heavy landing on their roof, and were surprised to find upon examination that the cause of the noise was 15 pounds of frozen Italian sausage.

"It was like thunder, and it awakened me out of a sleep," said Travis Adair.

The sausage struck their home in Deerfield Beach early Saturday, and the origin of the meat is still unclear.

"We got up, found two packages of sausage on our side yard, and then we were like, 'OK, well, we got to go on the roof and check and see if we find more of this stuff,'" said Austin Adair, Travis's son.

Although the packages of sausage were labeled William Land Service, a land clearing company from Alabama, in a conversation with Austin the company claimed to have no knowledge of how the mystery meat ended up in Deerfield Beach.

Jim Williams, owner of Williams Land Services, lives 170 miles away in Myakka City, and said that he bought some pigs from a county fair in January.  He kept much of the meat, but did give some away; although he doesn't know how any of it could have ended up on the Adairs' roof.  Williams is not a pilot, nor does he own a plane.

"I called them and the guy had no idea what I was talking about and probably thought I was crazy," said Austin Adair.

Austin sent pictures of the fallen sausage to William Land Service, but has yet to hear back.

The family has come up with some of their own theories behind how the meat missile may have struck their home.

"I thought possibly it had fallen from a plane. I thought possibly it was something to do with a drug deal or something," said Jennie Adair, Austin Adair's mother.

Whatever the source of the mystery, the family is curious to know what happened.

"I would love to know what really happened, because it's just so, so odd," said Jennie.

Tobias Wayland