STRANGE THINGS THAT HAVE FALLEN FROM THE SKY
Added on: 15th Sep 2014
When a waterspout hits a body of water, the frogs are sucked way
up into the funnel and soon become an unwilling passenger in its ride
away from its original habitat. Once the wind dies down, the frogs are
then released full force which then gives the appearance of frogs
raining down from the heavens.
The meat, which measured between two and four inches square and
appeared to be of the beef variety, rained down in a backyard in the
little Kentucky town of Olympia Springs. The most probable theory given
was that a large pack of buzzards had probably just eaten a pack of
dead horses and when one of them expelled the meat, all the other
buzzards (which is apparently a buzzard trait) then followed suit.
In 1969 in the town of Chester, South Carolina, there was enough cream
for everyone’s coffee and it came falling from the skies. The Borden
company, which manufactures Cremora, a powdered non-dairy creamer
had a problem with its exhaust vents. Every time the vents became
clogged, puffs of non-dairy creamer would spew from the air. When the
puffs of creamer mixed with rain and dew, the result was a
gunky, sticky mess.
On September 1, 1969, golf enthusiasts from Punta Gorda, Florida
probably thought they died and went to heaven. It was on that day
that residents woke up to find dozens and dozens of golf balls
falling from the skies. According to meteorologists, Punta Gorda,
which is located on Florida’s western Gulf coast and is home to
many golf courses, probably experienced a passing tornado
which gulped up a golf ball filled pond which in turn rained down its
contents on the streets of the unsuspecting town.
On March 4, 2001 at the Galashiels Academy in the United Kingdom,
David Crichton’s soccer class was on the field in the midst of a game
when the students were suddenly pelted with dozens of earthworms that
seemed to be raining from the sky. After it was over, Crichton spoke
with his science colleagues to determine a cause but none of them had an
explanation for it. One teacher thought it was a freaky weather thing but as
it turns out it was a sunny clear day. Crichton also noted that the students
were far from any buildings so there was no way that it could have been
someone’s idea of a practical joke.
In 1997 a Japanese fishing trawler was rescued by a Russian patrol
boat in the Sea of Japan. When the castaways were asked how their boat
came to be in distress they replied “a cow fell from the sky and sank us”.
Well of course not believing their story the fishermen were immediately
arrested and went to jail. Two weeks later however, an embarrassed member
of the Russian air force informed Japanese authorities that one of its crew
members had indeed stolen a cow for its beef and took it aboard his flight.
Cows being cows however, don’t like enclosed spaces and definitely don’t
like flying so in order to save the aircraft and themselves the airmen threw the
poor cow out of the plane at 30,000 feet just as it was flying over the
Sea of Japan.
The Japanese seamen were immediately released.
In 1957, thousands of 1000 franc notes seemingly fell from the sky in
the small town of Bourges, France. In December 1975 hundreds of
one dollar bills totalling $588 fell from the skies over Chicago, Illinois.
Outside of a store in Ramsgate England, pennies seemingly fell from
the heavens on December 3, 1968. On May 28 1981 a girl from
Reddish England claimed she saw a 50 pence coin fall from the sky
as she walked through St. Elisabeth’s churchyard. Later in the day
several other children claimed the same thing happened to them as they
all convened at a local candy store. When the store owner called the
church Reverend to see if perhaps the children had been stealing from
the poor box, the Reverend said no money was missing. When the children
were all questioned together they all claimed that the money indeed fell
from the sky.