Rare Phenomenon, Fish Rain Happens in US Sky

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A rare phenomenon occurred in the US, where dozens of fish fell from the sky. These aquatic animals are actually sucked up by the waterspout and then dropped from the air. Photo/The Texarkana Gazette

WASHINGTON – Rare phenomenon occurs in Texarkana, United States of America (USA), where dozens of fish and other water-based animals fell from the sky. This rain of fish surprised locals last week.

It came after two hurricanes blew through US cities on the border between Texas and Arkansas. When the weather is fine, locals find the streets lined with small fish.

Residents of the town of Texarkana shared stories on Facebook last Wednesday of “rain animals” such as fish, snakes, crabs and frogs. According to them, the animals were transported by a “waterspout.”

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Residents described the waterspout phenomenon as being like a waterspout that transports animals to the sky and then drops like raindrops.

according to The Texarkana Gazette, a resident remembers that before the fish hit, there was like a tornado. The newspaper reported that as many as 25 to 30 fish, about six to seven inches long, were scattered outside the tire shop.

There was also the smell of fish in the air, which was likened to the papers found at a fishing pier or fish market.

A shop manager said the fish bounced off the concrete as they fell and added that their heads were broken. That shows that the fish fell from a fairly high place.

Meanwhile, several homeowners told the paper that they initially thought someone was “playing a prank”.

After the notification of the city authorities, asking residents to share their “suspicious photos”, some localsposting pictures and videos on social media sites showing dead minnows on their property.

Another commenter questioned where the fish could have come from as the Texarkana was “landlocked”. However, a meteorologist said “tornado winds” could carry them from as far away as Lake Texoma in Oklahoma, about a three-hour drive from the city.

“[Ikan] carried by the wind and descended like other debris. They could have been taken somewhere like Lake Texoma. They can come from anywhere. And anything that goes up, has to come down,” Gary Chatelain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, told The Texarkana Gazette, Sunday (2/1/2022).

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