Mysterious purple spheres found in Arizona desert defy explanation

A mass of strange, squishy purple spheres have been discovered in the middle of the Arizona desert that have, so far, defied explanation.

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"We were taking photos around the area and we just.... I mean, how could you miss this?" said Geradine Vargas, who found the marble-like spheres while walking with her husband. "It was just like glittering in the sun. It's just one of those things that you've never seen before."

Could they be Orbeez, or perhaps those jelly Deco Beads you put in with your flowers? Possibly, but why would someone drive all the way out into the desert to dump them there? Apparently, it could be some kind of fungal growth, however that's the weirdest fungus I've ever seen.

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Any ideas? I'm not ready to seriously cry 'alien invasion' just yet, but this is definitely one for the 'weird' book.

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