September 1, 1969.
A heavy downpour rains down on the Punta Gorda area, but when the clouds clear, the gutters are not only flowing with water but also golfballs. A team of at least four police officers started gathering the balls up and apparently made off with a sizeable haul before getting tired and giving up.
But where did all these golfballs come from? As far as I know, they never solved the mystery. Inquiries at local golf courses seemed to indicate that no one was missing large quantities of balls.