Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Things What Done Fell from the Sky: Fishfall, Australia

Residents were shocked to see hundreds of spangled perch fall from the skies over the small outback town of Lajamanu in Australia the other day. Eyewitnesses say the fish were alive when they hit the ground (those not killed by the fall, that is) and were scattered everywhere across the town. many were collected by hand and placed in buckets and other readily available receptacles, where pictures were taken as evidence.

Meteorologists are trotting out the age-old "tornado" theory, suggesting the fish were picked-up by storms in one place and deposited elsewhere. Yet even critics and skeptics find this "explanation" hard to swallow for all sorts of reasons covered in earlier posts in this series.

One eyewitness quipped, "All I can say is that I'm thankful that it didn't rain crocodiles!"

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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