It’s not uncommon for unwanted things to wind up on your doorstep here and there. Phone books, menus, your in-laws, but mashed potatoes? That’s a new one. Unless, of course, you’re from the Belhaven Community in Jackson, Mississippi, where bowls of the squished starch have been popping up across the neighborhood in recent days. Jordan Lewis first posted about finding a bowl of mashed potatoes on her car earlier this week on Facebook, calling it one of the “top 5” most bizarre things she’d seen since moving to Jackson. She noted in the post that she believed it was a bowl of potato salad at first. Lewis said she spoke with a neighbor who had also found the mysterious mush in their yard and they confirmed that it was indeed mashed potatoes. Perhaps the strangest part of this whole story is just how not-weird locals seem to think this is. “This neighborhood does a lot of quirky things. We decorate road signs, we put Christmas trees in our potholes, so it’s not surprising at all,” Lewis said. “That’s why I love this neighborhood because they do so many strange things, but it’s definitely one of the weirdest things I’ve seen since living in Jackson.”

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