Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s been raining cats and dogs, but fish? Yes, you read that correctly. Many residents of Jagtial town in Telangana never imagined it would happen, but fish began to fall from the sky and many people went out and caught live ones. It may sound strange, but it’s true.
According to ABP News, residents of Jagtial village recently awoke to “fish rain,” a somewhat uncommon animal rain phenomenon.
The similar thing happened a few days ago in the Kaleswaram neighbourhood of Telangana’s Bhupalpally district. The episode was also recorded in the dense forests of Mahadevpur last month.
A rain of animals is a sporadic meteorological occurrence in which creatures without wings fall to the ground. It seems that frogs and fish are the most typical forms of animal rain.
Such incidents have been reported from many locations throughout the world. But specialists say that “live rains” are extremely uncommon.
Nothing about this is supernatural. According to one theory, tornadic waterspouts occasionally pick up animals like fish or frogs and transport them for up to several kilometres. All things become confused when the wind’s speed progressively lowers, which causes the creatures to fall in the rain.
The first mention of the phenomenon dates back to the first century AD, when the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder recorded frog and fish storms.