MICHIGAN (WOOD/CNN) — Widespread freezing hit western Michigan this week, leaving behind something pretty cool in area orchards. This is what’s being called a “ghost apple.”
Andrew Sietsema spotted the formation in Kent County while pruning apple trees on Wednesday.
Sietsema said that the freezing rain coated rotten apples, creating a solid icy shell around them.
He said when he pruned the trees, many of the frozen apples fell off the trees, ice and all.
However, a few of them were left looking like what you see in the photos above.