More Chicken McNugget ‘strange fiber’ photos released by Natural News Forensic Food Labs

Mike Adams
August 18, 2013

More microscopic photos of the “mysterious fibers” found in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets have been released by the Natural News Forensic Food Lab. The forensic microscopy investigation was conducted by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, using clean laboratory protocols.

These new photos, shown below, appear to depict microscopic hairs, fibers or strands of varying colors and shades throughout the McDonald’s Chicken McNugget samples. All the following photos were taken at 200X magnification. The hair-like fibers you see here are much smaller than a human hair or animal hair (see comparison below). The Chicken McNuggets were purchased on August 15, 2013 at a McDonald’s restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Natural News broke the story yesterday about mysterious fibers found in Chicken McNuggets, and the story has been covered by and thousands of other websites across the ‘net.

“These microscopic images of strange fibers in Chicken McNuggets do not mean they are unsafe to consume,” reiterates Mike Adams, who led the microscopy research project. “But they do raise many questions about the origin of the ingredients used in Chicken McNuggets, and they possibly raise red flags about quality control procedures used in the manufacture of this popular fast food.”

There has been a wave of public speculation (see comments, below) about whether these fibers are related to a mysterious condition known as “Morgellon’s,” which also appears to involve the presence of strange, unexplained fibers in humans. You can see examples of Morgellon’s morphology at:…

Here are the new images just released by the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, with notations:

This black strand appears to be a multi-fibrous “tangle” of unknown origin:

This is one of the more mysterious fibers we’ve found. Notice that the semi-transparent fiber appears to have a “sheath” surrounding the center portion of the fiber. This seems to indicate the likelihood of a biological origin:

Here’s another black fiber “tangle.” We found these frequently as we searched through several Chicken McNuggets:

Here is yet another “tangle” we located:

For comparison, we added a dog hair fiber to this slide so that you can see the size difference. The large brown hair arcing across the entire frame is a dog hair. The much smaller black hair-like fiber is what we found in a Chicken McNugget:

Here is an extreme close-up of a black fiber we managed to remove from a Chicken McNugget. Notice that it appears to be segmented. This may indicate it could be made of biological cells connected end to end:

Here are some additional fibers and hair-like structures we found in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. All images are at 200X magnification:


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MORGELLONS MORPHOLOGY  (2006 – Revised 2010)

When all kinds of worldwide specimens were examined under the microscope, various body structures were visible, such as single black, glassy or colored tubuli or fibers or accumulation of various fibrils, which were even able to group together and form into a homogeneous structure or corpus (synnemata) to create fruiting bodies.

Also present were the liquid or semi-liquid protoplasm, spores and individual cysts or bubbles, sporangia, snail, slugs or worm and insect-like structures.

Left picture: Protoplasm bubble – Right picture: Mycelium-like fiber bundles

These fiber structures also released their protoplasm or secretion between these fiber bundles (black specks) to fill up the empty spaces between them. (note photos below)

Accumulation of various fibrils soaked in their secretion

The protoplasm, sometimes, creates between these fibers in this way, even abstract forms looking similar to insect bodies, with outgrowing tubuli, which quite often resembles insect legs. (note photos below)

Note: This is not an insect or anything else, but fungal protoplasm and its secretions which have filled up the empty spaces between these hyphae or fiber bundles (synnemata), perhaps, to create sometimes an insect-like shape to attract insects (prey)?

Worm-like structures which previously grew out of black fibers (spores, thallus?)

Mites or insect-like forms created from protoplasm and enzymes

Cocoon, egg, cyst and slug or snail-like forms

See more pictures under "Microscopic Pictures"

The samples used for investigation consisted mostly of an accumulation of several fibers, mostly covered with fungal secretions (protoplasm). (note photos below)

The distinction between human tissue and fungal bio-mass or fibers/hyphae is often difficult to see and not always really recognizable because they create many types of cysts in the human skin tissue. (note photos below)

They are present not only as fuzz balls on the skin or inside the skin pores, but also inside of the human mucous and tissue. A presence of them is usually recognizable, sometimes only by the presence of bumbs (swellings) or outstanding glassy tubes. (note photos below)

The sticky, glass-like, self-substance (secretions or protoplasm) looks transparent and is sometimes semi-liquid similar to honey, light-reflecting and later also becomes hardened. (note photos below)

Also cocoon or sporangia-like packages can be found in specimens or within the amorphous mass of the protoplasm. The "leftover" of an cocoon or sporangia could represent the following picture below. It represents a oval, empty, hollow body, broken up in several places similar to discharge pores of sporangia of chytrids fungi. (note photos below)

Prior to transformation, this sporangia or cocoon-like object (chitin-based) equipped with threads, appears at first glassy and later briefly darker and brown due to oxidation. Most cocoon or sporangia-like forms appear round with a few coated threads, small glassy feelers or laterally with small excrescences or spines. (note photos below)

Glassy egg-like objects on dessicated fungal plasm particles (see lower pictures)

Also these cocoon, or fungal sporangia release kind of tentacles or fiber elongations (rhizoids?), which can become sometimes 1-2 inches long. The fibers are very flexible and don`t have branches. Mostly, however, the fibers are glass-type in appearance with different colors (red, green, yellow, blue and pink), and seem to grow out of this cocoon structure. There are also mostly present long black fibers, which later can turn glassily transparent. (note photos below)

Some fibers or hyphae have a kind of hook on the tips and claw-like pseudopodia. (note photos below)

Compared to typical parasites, e.g. mites, which can bore into the Stratum granulosum, the protoplasm or its tentacle-like elongations go even deeper, into the Stratum papillare, up to the hair roots where they extract the melanin/keratin (pigments) from the hair or the skin tissue (depigmentation patterns). The depigmentation patterns (white skin spots) or dark spots are a typical sign of a fungal infection.

Bubbles or amoeba-like macro forms are located on the scalp or ear and nose hairs. These round/oval-shaped formations have a consistency that rather resembles a bright candy gum. (Note photos above)

Multicolored fibers are recognizable in the body mass of these forms, as well as some kind of gripping structures (pseudopodia), which serve as attachments to the human hair. These objects are mostly concentrated on the human terminal hairs or inside the skin pores. (note photos below)

Their external cell-wall make-up consists of a typical chitin layer, which can be strengthened additionally with their own secretions (protoplasm + enzymes). Their hyphae have an apical growth (at the fiber tips) and have no branches.

The hyphae or fiber diameter can apparently become thickened, thus creating several protective layers, which function as insulation for heat and protection against toxins. They can harden when required.

The external cell wall or their epidermis, can apparently absorb surrounding liquids (fungus and worm behavior, osmosis) and assume its color. In this case, it was blood. (note photos below).

If, according to some statements that Morgellons could only be a kind of mite or worm, then one has to imagine that a worm or mite could produce around itself many bizarre fibers, which can move. But the fact is there are no cocoon-spinning or thread-producing subspecies under mites or kinds of worms.

Some of the black fibers or fuzz are all rolled up together with some glassy fibers, and when aroused on the skin give the impression of black specks. Bundles of colored fibers soaked in protoplasm can also have the appearance of black specks, depending on the perspective and light of the viewer, and because it has to do with light-reflecting or light-absorbing properties of the fibers.

These black specks have diameters that generally vary between 0.1 mm up to 1 mm. Usually, these are rolled together and wrapped in their own secretions (note lower pictures)

Most fibers (0.01 mm) are thinner than normal spider threads and physically behave similar to tear-firm nylon fibers. Some of these fibers appear nearly invisble on the skin. This may be due to the transparent and light-reflecting surface textures of single fibers, which produce a mirror effect or let the skin color shine through, depending on the point of view.

If necessary, this life form can stretch out or roll these fibrils together, similar to butterfly feelers. Particularly, if they are located on skin or inside the skin pores, then the fibers are rolled together and surrounded with secretions or their exo-enzymes.

Unrolled, they adhere to the skin and some move on the human body. The long threads are used as a rolling down variant. It is a very spider-like and effective kind of fast progressive movement for a life form without legs. These movements have been seen from some bacterial biofilm too, such as Bacillus subtilis.

See scientific video of Bacillus subtilis movements with fibers

Insect-like forms:

The pictures below shows an organism (1), which has produced a kind of bridge between two nose hairs by means of its own slime or silk-like threads in order to move from one hair (2) to another one. If one hair is exhausted (grey), the organisms resettles to the next hair to absorb the melanin.  (see lower pictures)

Automatically the impression develops, that this single organism has two legs and arms, a body and a head, with a kind of hook on the head. One also must doubt if this image really represents a fungus. Rather this shape looks more like a stretched grasshopper/locust. (length 0.2 mm)

And this object below, also found within the nose, has a larval body but a mouse-like head. Is this an insect?

Also this ant-like object below was extracted by skin scrabing (USA, MA)