CHICAGO (CBS) — We expect springtime to bring new growth, but something bizarre has sprouted in a North Center neighborhood family’s yard.
Years ago, there was a mulberry tree in Larry Bartoli’s front yard in the 2100 block of West Montrose Avenue. It died, and when he had it removed, something starting oozing out of the ground.
“So I remember the movie, ‘The Blob,’ with Steve McQueen, and I put the sign up, ‘The Blob’ – I don’t know how many people know about Steve McQueen and ‘The Blob’ – and it constantly keeps growing,” Bartoli said.
In the 1958 cult classic, McQueen’s character described the blob as “a mass that keeps getting bigger and bigger.”
“There’s no stopping ‘The Blob’ as it spreads from town to town,” according to the narrator of the film’s trailer.