Residents of a remote Australian town were shocked when they saw fish falling from the sky like rain. According to a New York Post report, the incident occurred during heavy rain and storms in Lajamanu, a small community in the Northern Territory about 560 miles south of Darwin.
“We saw a big storm moving toward our community and thought it was just rain. But when it started raining, we also fished,” Central Desert Councilor Andrew Johnson Japanangka told ABC News. Seen falling,” Central Desert Councilor Andrew Johnson Japanangka told ABC News.
Mr. Japanangka said the fish were still alive as they fell from the sky, and children in the town rushed to collect them and keep them in jars. Though he has witnessed the strange phenomenon many times, Mr. Japanangka said it still amazes him.
Weather experts say incidents like these can be caused by strong updrafts, such as tornadoes, which suck water and fish from rivers. During a storm, they are carried for many kilometers before they rain from the sky.
Incidentally, the same bizarre phenomenon has taken place in the community in the past. The same thing happened at Lajamanu in 2010, and it was previously recorded in 2004 and 1974.