You might say it’s raining cats and dogs, but you don’t mean it literally. But at times in many areas around the world that it has rained things stranger than felines and canines.
Weird rain is a bizarre and still largely unexplained phenomenon periodically reported from all corners of the globe. There have been accounts of frog rain, fish rain, squid rain, worm rain, even alligator rain. The logical explanation for the odd occurrences is that a tornado or strong whirlwind picked up the animals from a shallow body of water and carried them—sometimes for hundreds of miles—before dropping them on a bewildered populace.
Sources this map is based on:
- about.com’s article “Weird, Weird Rain” by Stephen Wagner, About.com Guide https://www.thoughtco.com/true-stories-of-weird-rain-2593891
- xprojectmagazine.com’ s article “It’s Raining Fish!”, by Davey Russell http://www.xprojectmagazine.com/archives/strange/fishrain.html
- prairieghosts.com’s article “MYSTERIOUS FALLS FROM THE SKY” by Troy Taylor http://www.prairieghosts.com/falls_sky.html
- Crux Theory’s article “Strange Rains” http://cruxtheory.blogspot.com/2011/04/strange-rains.html
AttributionGeorge Stiller, MyReadingMapped™
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