Monday, June 4, 2007

Things What Done Fell From the Sky, Pt. 1

I'm restarting this thread because I am always fascinated by the things that fall from the sky (even rain) and there's a long history of such things. No one knows how, why, or where these things come from, but one of the most persistent theories has to do with waterspouts and tornadic winds. The theory holds that these weather anomalies pick up these objects from one location and drop them at another. Of course, that's preposterous, as there's no known way such weather features can discern between objects, meaning that not only would, say, pennies drop from the sky, but everything that was picked up by weather feature would be dropped - pennies, nickels, boards, trees, etc.

In the series, I'll give a few recorded accounts of things what done fell from the sky in bulleted lists, like this:
  • August 27th, 1968: Blood and flesh fell over about 1/3 a square mile area between the Brazilian towns of Cacapava and Sao Jose dos Campos. The fall reportedly lasted 5-7 minutes.
  • Also in 1968, a deluge of mud, wood, glass, and broken pottery fell four separate times on Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
  • Banknotes worth 2000 marks fell from a clear sky in Limburg, W. Germany in 1976. Two clergymen picked them up.
Pretty nifty, huh? I'll be adding about one such post every week or so.

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