Cloudy With A Chance Of … Fish?

If you have children you may well have seen the 2009 hit movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. So far as I remember, Flint (the geek hero) never makes fish fall from the sky, but now it has really happened in Australia, as reported in the Daily Mail:

Residents of a small outback Australian town have been left speechless after fish began falling from the sky. Hundreds of spangled perch bombarded the 650 residents of Lajamanu, shocking local Christine Balmer, who was walking home when the strange ‘weather’ started.

She said: ‘These fish fell in their hundreds and hundreds all over the place. The locals were running around everywhere picking them up. ‘The fish were all alive when they hit the ground so they would have been alive when they were up there flying around the sky.

‘When I told my family, who live in another part of Australia, about the fish falling from the sky, they thought I’d lost the plot. But no, I haven’t lost my marbles. All I can say is that I’m thankful that it didn’t rain crocodiles!’

Meterologists say the incident was probably caused by a tornado. It is common for tornados to suck up water and fish from rivers and drop them hundreds of miles away…

[continues in the Daily Mail]


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3 Comments on "Cloudy With A Chance Of … Fish?"

  1. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there some incident like this in the South during the 1800's where it rained frogs too? Apparently some storm system had scooped them up from a bog or swamp or something then transported the little critters hundred of miles, only to drop them on some poor farming community that no doubt had itself a collective Biblical heart attack as a result?

    I seem to remember some UFO Hunter's ep or something – maybe it was in the same one where they talked about that Texas UFO sighting – the one that happened prior to the Wright Brothers flight.

  2. Hadrian999 | Mar 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm |

    the writings of Charles Fort are full of things like that

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