Scottish Schoolchildren Hit By Rain Of Worms

earth-wormsA bizarre incident in Scotland as a school briefly was trapped beneath deluge of worms falling from the sky. The Scotsman reports:

A PE class had to run for cover as it started raining worms.
Teacher David Crichton was leading a group of pupils playing football at Galashiels Academy when dozens of the invertebrates began plummeting from the sky. The 22 second-year boys had to abandon their lesson.

Mr. Crichton said the children had just completed their warm-up when they began to hear “soft thudding” on the ground. The class then looked to the cloudless sky – and saw worms falling on to them.

The teacher scooped up handfuls of the worms that had fallen from the sky as proof they had landed on his class. Mr. Crichton said he and his colleagues eventually found about 120 worms after checking the artificial football pitch and tennis courts.

Showers of worms falling from the heavens have been reported in the past. Similar events were recorded in 1872 in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1877 in Christiana, Norway, and in 1924 in Halmstad, Sweden. In July 2007 a woman was crossing a road in Louisiana when large clumps of tangled worms dropped from above.

The incident in Galashiels is believed to have been caused by freak weather over a nearby river lifting water and worms and dumping it over the road.

65 Comments on "Scottish Schoolchildren Hit By Rain Of Worms"

  1. The end is near.
    Accept Christ as your Lord and Saviodurr

  2. The end is near.
    Accept Christ as your Lord and Saviodurr

  3. Worms are really alien larvae come to destroy us all!
    Oh disinfo, you’re so fun.

  4. Worms are really alien larvae come to destroy us all!
    Oh disinfo, you’re so fun.

  5. Rex Vestri | Apr 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm |

    JEEBUS is coming! Somebody grab a towel.

  6. Rex Vestri | Apr 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    JEEBUS is coming! Somebody grab a towel.

  7. Anonymous | Apr 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm |

    Any theories? Mine would be some kind of gas build up underground possibly related to the worms and then the pressure eventually ejects large parts of earth into the air.

  8. smooth_operator | Apr 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm |

    Any theories? Mine would be some kind of gas build up underground possibly related to the worms and then the pressure eventually ejects large parts of earth into the air.

    • Cap'n Crusty | Apr 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm |

      I think that happened to me last time I had ten-alarm chili. Honestly, I thought it was vegetarian.

  9. I cannot explain this, therefore it did not happen.

  10. I cannot explain this, therefore it did not happen.

  11. Weather lifting river water, sorting it out to leave behind all the rocks, fish, bugs, leaches, pieces of plant? For real?

  12. Weather lifting river water, sorting it out to leave behind all the rocks, fish, bugs, leaches, pieces of plant? For real?

  13. Anonymous | Apr 23, 2011 at 1:46 am |

    I cannot explain this, therefore God did it.

    Jesus is coming, act busy.

  14. Love these Fortean events πŸ™‚ Just too weird and random…of course…if we had a perfect explanation…it wouldn’t be Fortean, unusual, or weird anymore. I like these little mysteries just the way they are…mysterious πŸ™‚

  15. Love these Fortean events πŸ™‚ Just too weird and random…of course…if we had a perfect explanation…it wouldn’t be Fortean, unusual, or weird anymore. I like these little mysteries just the way they are…mysterious πŸ™‚

    • Timrockman | Apr 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm |

      Charles Fort wrote an excellent and frightening book about these events. ” Book of The Damned”.
      Please don’t read this book no matter how dark and Gothic the title sounds. Go back to your intelligence building games like Mortal Combat 9, Besides reading is no fun because it requires effort and paying attention! Your friends will mock you and you’ll become a freak.

      • Good warning…wish I’d gotten it 30 years ago πŸ™‚ Too late now…freakdom is mine…that…and a pile o books πŸ™‚

  16. Timrockman | Apr 23, 2011 at 2:34 am |

    Charles Fort wrote an excellent and frightening book about these events. ” Book of The Damned”.
    Please don’t read this book no matter how dark and Gothic the title sounds. Go back to your intelligence building games like Mortal Combat 9, Besides reading is no fun because it requires effort and paying attention! Your friends will mock you and you’ll become a freak.

  17. A flock of birds dropped them from overhead. birds eat worms + birds fly together in large numbers + birds hold things in their mouth without swallowing them sometimes + etc.. Simple explanation.

  18. A flock of birds dropped them from overhead. birds eat worms + birds fly together in large numbers + birds hold things in their mouth without swallowing them sometimes + etc.. Simple explanation.

  19. Events like these aren’t always accurately reported. Sometimes when you dig deeper you find that people are witnessing an unusual swarm of critters on the ground after/during a hard rain, and inferring that they must have feel from the sky. It’s easy to imagine schoolchildren letting their imaginations run away with them–the article doesn’t cite anyone else witnessing this other than this one PE class.

    I’m not saying that that’s definitely what happened, but it’s as plausible an explanation as any.

  20. Events like these aren’t always accurately reported. Sometimes when you dig deeper you find that people are witnessing an unusual swarm of critters on the ground after/during a hard rain, and inferring that they must have feel from the sky. It’s easy to imagine schoolchildren letting their imaginations run away with them–the article doesn’t cite anyone else witnessing this other than this one PE class.

    I’m not saying that that’s definitely what happened, but it’s as plausible an explanation as any.

    • The article explains not only children witnessed the event, but teachers as well. It also depicts children running for cover and the worms making a sound as they hit the ground. I’m sure there’s a plausible and explainable reason for this mysterious event. However, I don’t think a bunch of overactive imaginations would’ve made headlines.

  21. Grimm_hawk14 | Apr 23, 2011 at 6:28 am |

    Oh great yet another “Sign” that the Christians will use to preach about their sky fairy.

  22. Grimm_hawk14 | Apr 23, 2011 at 2:28 am |

    Oh great yet another “Sign” that the Christians will use to preach about their sky fairy.

  23. Jbruggeman4 | Apr 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

    reality check… 21st century, god/jesus = fiction… evolution = fact

  24. The article explains not only children witnessed the event, but teachers as well. It also depicts children running for cover and the worms making a sound as they hit the ground. I’m sure there’s a plausible and explainable reason for this mysterious event. However, I don’t think a bunch of overactive imaginations would’ve made headlines.

  25. Remember Battle of Falkirk?
    Karma’s a bitch.

  26. Remember Battle of Falkirk?
    Karma’s a bitch.

  27. FakeEmail | Apr 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm |

    How bout, random freak in a plane thought they have some fun by dumping a bag of worms out the window. If i where a pilot id proly want to drop strange shit out to screw with the norms…

  28. FakeEmail | Apr 23, 2011 at 10:56 am |

    How bout, random freak in a plane thought they have some fun by dumping a bag of worms out the window. If i where a pilot id proly want to drop strange shit out to screw with the norms…

  29. Good warning…wish I’d gotten it 30 years ago πŸ™‚ Too late now…freakdom is mine…that…and a pile o books πŸ™‚

  30. Nigelp1h1 | Apr 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm |

    Jesus….Huh what nonsense ! There’re not even worms. You’ve heard of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (blessed be his noodly appendages) Well, these are his disciples, Simples !

  31. Nigelp1h1 | Apr 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm |

    Jesus….Huh what nonsense ! There’re not even worms. You’ve heard of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (blessed be his noodly appendages) Well, these are his disciples, Simples !

  32. Rex Vestri | Apr 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm |

    Or maybe alien-assisted evolution…

    If *we* as humans have acquired the ability to manipulate DNA, then aliens (if they’re out there/or here/or were here long ago) most certainly can too.

  33. justagirl | Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm |

    i ordered fucking anvils!! *sigh*

  34. justagirl | Apr 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm |

    i ordered fucking anvils!! *sigh*

  35. kidding, right?

  36. Canucanoe2 | Apr 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

    Ra-a-a-men!

  37. Canucanoe2 | Apr 25, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

    Ra-a-a-men!

  38. Canucanoe2 | Apr 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm |

    The christian god is gay? Awesome!

  39. Article dated April 2nd. The day after April 1st. Get it?

  40. Article dated April 2nd. The day after April 1st. Get it?

  41. And of course there was that there Famous Kentucky Meat Shower of 1873… http://everything2.com/title/The+Kentucky+Meat+Shower

  42. And of course there was that there Famous Kentucky Meat Shower of 1873… http://everything2.com/title/The+Kentucky+Meat+Shower

  43. Cap'n Crusty | Apr 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm |

    If overactive imaginations don’t make world headlines, then how do you explain Sarah Palin?

  44. Cap'n Crusty | Apr 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm |

    I think that happened to me last time I had ten-alarm chili. Honestly, I thought it was vegetarian.

  45. Since when do worms live in rivers? They were scooped up from the river by freak weather and then fell from the cloudless sky. Just a few fallacies of logic you think?

  46. Since when do worms live in rivers? They were scooped up from the river by freak weather and then fell from the cloudless sky. Just a few fallacies of logic you think?

  47. Anonymous | Apr 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm |

    You equals ASS

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  51. Nigelp1h1 | May 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm |

    Oh my God, so Sarah Palin fell from the sky too !

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