seems that the sky is not as “empty” as it is thought, the strange rains being mentioned since antiquity. In a 19th-century caricature by an Englishman, which you will see below, you will be able to observe the avalanche of dogs, cats, and forks. In fact, in Great Britain, the expression is consecrated: “it was raining with dogs and cats”.
Throughout history, there have been rains with: frogs, fish, and ice (not hail), or rains with various vegetables or nuts such as hazelnuts, corn, beans, or peas. These rare events are believed to only be a myth due to no one being able to prove them. However, these stories do have their own sense of crazy logic and after a crazy year of events, we can only think that such events are not so far-fetched.
Raining with Frogs and Fish
During World War II, Yorkshire native Joe Alpin was at the truck’s Alton Towers in Staffordshire. The sky suddenly covered itself, it became as dark as a storm, and frogs began to fall from the sky — millions of 3 cm frogs. The strange rain lasted an hour and a quarter, after which, as you could see, it was full of small, living frogs.
Mrs. Sylvya Mowday had a similar experience on June 12, 1954, when she went for a walk with her children in Sulton Coldfield. He had just bought his daughter an umbrella when it started to rain… with frogs. They fell by the hundreds, like snowflakes, on an area of only 45 square meters.
In 1948, one June evening, Mr. Ian Patey, a former golf champion, played a game with his wife at Barton-Sea Golf Club on the seafront near Bournemouth. They were just getting ready for another blow when a fish fell in front of them. Then followed hundreds of other live fish, slightly larger than herring, which covered an area of 90 square meters. The “rain” ceased as abruptly as it had begun, and the weather retained the characteristics of the season throughout the period in which the strange downpour manifested itself.
In 1947, on a humid October morning, Marksmille was the scene where another rain of fish “unfolded.” Anthony Roy says he was walking past the garage, heading for the backyard, when he heard noises on the garage sign. At the same time, something hit him in the head and shoulders. They were fish! Hearing the noise of falling fish, Mrs. Millie Gemillton and her maid went outside, horrified, to watch the phenomenon.
One possible explanation could be that frogs, fish, etc. are “taken up” by a whirlwind, which could lead them over very long distances before throwing them at the feet of astonished witnesses. However, why is it always one kind of fish? Why doesn’t it rain with weeds or other objects? Why do fish sometimes belong to species that live at great depths?
Raining with Vegetables
On Sunday, March 13, 1977, Mr. Alfred Wilson-Os-borne, a correspondent for the Bristol Evening Post, was on his way home with his wife. On the way, they stopped at a car shop where Mr. Osborne, heard a dry noise on the floor, though he had dropped a button. Instead of a button, however, one hazelnut had fallen, followed by another, and another — a rain of hazelnuts screaming on the ground, on cars, everywhere…
“I think there were a few hundred hazelnuts!” We picked a few to keep as a keepsake. I broke a couple of them then and they were fresh and sweet,”Alfred Wilson-Os-borne
When they got home, they told a friend a strange incident, but it seems that he had suffered the same thing, in about the same place, two or three minutes later.
On South Mill Road in Southampton, Roland Moody and his neighbors watched a rain of beans, peas, and mustard seeds rain on a cold early fall day. They fell relentlessly, at intervals of an hour or 30 minutes, in people’s gardens. The next day, the area was again attacked by corn, beans, and peas. People assumed that a kind of tornado took place and “took” the beans, peas, and corn. But something is not connected, namely that these plantations did not coexist side by side so there is this possibility.