Thanks to Paul (A) for sending
this article into MadPriest Towers.


Residents of a small outback Australian town have been left speechless after fish began falling from the sky. Hundreds of spangled perch bombarded the 650 residents of Lajamanu, shocking local Christine Balmer, who was walking home when the strange 'weather' started.

She said: 'These fish fell in their hundreds and hundreds all over the place. The locals were running around everywhere picking them up. The fish were all alive when they hit the ground so they would have been alive when they were up there flying around the sky.

'When I told my family, who live in another part of Australia, about the fish falling from the sky, they thought I'd lost the plot. But no, I haven't lost my marbles. All I can say is that I'm thankful that it didn't rain crocodiles!'



  1. This town has apparently had three “fish rains” in the past 30 years.

    The story I read about it had this to say:

    “It is normal for strange things to be released from storm clouds every now and then. Storms have deposited frogs, tomatoes, squids, worms and fish. How Stuff Works explains the phenomenon as the result of a waterspout — a tornado that is situated over water — as sucking up water and living creatures within that body of water, before releasing the water and creatures over land.”

    If you got tomatoes and squid at the same time you’d practically have a meal. With frogs as well you could have frog legs for a starter.

    Nice cartoon MP.

  2. As a boy in Nebraska, a tornado sucked up the water from the main irrigation ditch and deposited many fish all over our yard. Our family was in the root cellar at the time. The power of Nature is awesome!