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Fish are falling from the sky over Scotland


Posted on Friday, 12 August, 2016 | Comment icon 14 comments

Why are there fishing raining from the heavens ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Thomas Leuthard
Kevin Bain of Aberdeenshire was surprised to discover dozens of small fish lying in his garden.
Back in 1919, famed researcher Charles Fort, who spent much of his time recording cases of unexplained (or Fortean) phenomena, documented numerous accounts of peculiar downpours including deluges of blood, fish and insects as well as blue, green, red and yellow rain.

The latest such case, which saw at least 75 fish falling from the heavens in to a garden in Banff, Scotland, would have certainly qualified for addition to one of his books.

"To start with, I thought the fish had been dropped by birds but there were far too many," said Kevin Bain, the Aberdeenshire resident who discovered the fish outside his house.


The answer to this mystery however may actually be a lot simpler than it seems.

"It has been stormy for the past few nights, so it's possible that a water spout has lifted the fish from the sea during the bad weather," he said. "It's a really strange phenomenon."

Source: BBC News | Comments (14)

Tags: Fish, Rain

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by XenoFish on 12 August, 2016, 17:26
I promise you it was one hell of a party. Me and my crew. Got a bit more than a little drunk. Next thing we know we're air born.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MWoo7 on 12 August, 2016, 17:28
I promise you it was one hell of a party. Me and my crew. Got a bit more than a little drunk. Next thing we know we're air born. (and the library of your published works are where?) FANTABULOUS to the n'th degree.
Comment icon #7 Posted by freetoroam on 12 August, 2016, 17:53
Eventually, scientists found the source http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/strange-rain-why-fish-frogs-and-golf-balls-fall-skies-180956527/?no-ist The wonders of science has explained to us so much now, I can understand why in the past people would create religions or put it down to gods when witnessing strange phenomenons in the skies, because without the scientific explanations these kind of sites must have been (as they still are today) pretty amazing, but today we do not need to attribute it to religion or gods, we know why and how  it happens....there are no mysteries now, the o... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by simplybill on 12 August, 2016, 18:12
The embedded link appeared after I posted the quote from the article. I assume that was done by Smithsonian.com. If so, I'm impressed by their diligence in keeping their information up-to-date!  
Comment icon #9 Posted by freetoroam on 12 August, 2016, 18:16
lol, I just get curious by embedded links.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hammerclaw on 13 August, 2016, 5:46
Fall of Fish:In the London Times, March 2, 1859, is a letter from Mr. Aaron Roberts, curate of St. Peter's, Carmathon. In this letter the fishes are said to have been about four inches long, but there is some question of species. I think, myself, that they were minnows and sticklebacks. Some persons, thinking them to be sea fishes, placed them in salt water, according to Mr. Roberts. "The effect is stated to have been almost instantaneous death." "Some were placed in fresh water. These seemed to thrive well." As to narrow distribution, we are told that the fishes fell "in and about the premise... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by ChaosRose on 13 August, 2016, 14:16
LOL...it could HAPPEN, folks!
Comment icon #12 Posted by phantulum on 13 August, 2016, 20:37
Fresh fish ...... get the frying pan and ale.
Comment icon #13 Posted by toast on 13 August, 2016, 22:14
Just in: the fishes noted their mistake and are now en-route to Italy.
Comment icon #14 Posted by skookum on 14 August, 2016, 21:47
I blame Brexit


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