There have been numerous incidents throughout history of animals raining down from the heavens.
In the recent SyFy Channel movie "Sharknado" the story centered around the idea that sharks had been picked up by a tornado and later dropped from the sky. While sharks are far too heavy to be picked up like this in real life, the concept itself is surprisingly not that far-fetched. There have been numerous incidents over the years in which small aquatic animals such as fish and frogs have inexplicably rained down from above.
In March 2010, one such event took place in Lajamanu, Australia when residents reported hearing solid objects falling on to their rooftops during stormy weather. Upon investigating they discovered that the objects were actually small fish that had littered the whole street. Meteorologists at the time put the bizarre incident down to a tornado that would have whisked the fish up from a river and carried them up to several hundred miles before dumping them on the town.
"Tornadoes over water are too weak to lift sharks, but strong enough to bring smaller animals ashore."
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Source: National Geographic
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