Strange but True, the rain of hundreds of fish from the sky in the Australian region left the locals stunned. Foto/Twitter/@thaole12345678
Photos from the incident are currently going viral on Facebook and Twitter, shows the streets in the inland region called Lajamanu filled with fish that fell from the sky on 21 February 2023.
Local media, ABC News, reported this unusual incident citing local council member Lajamanu who is also a council member of Central Desert, Andrew Johnson Japan ship.
“We've seen a major storm heading into my community, and we thought it was just raining,” he said.
However, it wasn't just the rain that fell—with the heavy rain hundreds of fish fell spangled perch, Australia's most common freshwater fish.
Japanese figures say that some of the fish are at least two fingers long, and was still alive when it fell to the ground.
“Some are still hanging around in the community in puddles. Children pick them up and put them in a bottle or jar," he said.
How Fish Can Come Down from the Sky?
Despite being a surprising weather event, this is not completely unheard of. The same phenomenon occurred in Lajamanu on 2010, 2004, and 1974.
Weather experts believe that events like this could be caused by strong upward winds, like a tornado, which sucks water and fish from rivers and dumps them hundreds of kilometers away.
Jee Johnson, pakar ichthyologist (a scientist working in the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish) at the Queensland Museum expressed surprise that relatively large fish such as butterflyfish had rained down on the ground.
However, apparently there are many “strange rain” that happened in history.
For example, according to reports Daily Mail, Sugar crystals fall from the sky in Lake County, California, United States of America in 1857.