Glowing Red Rain Falls In India

With any luck, alien-tinted rainfall will be a growing meteorological trend. Via the Epoch Times:

A rare shower of red rain fell for about 15 minutes in the city of Kannur, Kerala, India, early on June 28. Local residents were perturbed, but this is not the first time the state has experienced colored rain.

This strange phenomenon was first recorded in Kerala a few hours after a meteor airburst in July 2001, when a space rock exploded in the atmosphere. More than 120 such rain showers were reported that year, including yellow, green, and black ones.

Astrobiologist Godfrey Louis, pro vice-chancellor at nearby Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), has studied samples of red rainwater in 2001 and discovered strange properties, including autofluorescence—light that is naturally emitted by cell structures like mitochondria. Scientific analysis showed the striking red coloration is due to microscopic particles resembling biological cells, possibly originating from comet fragments.

4 Comments on "Glowing Red Rain Falls In India"

  1. Mamagriff50 | Aug 10, 2012 at 9:45 am |

    Sooo…………Does the description of this rain mean it’s full of unknown living organisms?

  2. Anarchy Pony | Aug 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm |

    So this is the prelude to an X-files-esque alien invasion?

  3. For the love of fuck… They always try to make this shit sound more ominous than it is and trot out this “space biology from comets!” excuse every time, even though it’s been thoroughly debunked. What actually causes the red rain is trentapohlia algae spores coming down with the rain. That’s why it LOOKS biological, but it’s not from space, it’s from Earth. Some years see bigger algae blooms than others, hence more spores and more chance of the red rain.

    •  Thank you, its really a shame how in some articles on this site, authors trie to cling to any last straw to “prove” the existence of supernatural or “ignored by mainstream science/media” phenomena.

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