Strange Things From Above

From 1640 to 1700

On August 27, 1968, blood and flesh fell on an area of about one-third of a square mile between the Brazilian town of Cacapava and Sao Jose dos Campos. The fall was reported to have lasted about five to seven minutes.

During the year 1968 a deluge of mud, wood, glass and broken pottery fell four times on the town of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Banknotes to the value of 2,000 marks flutted down from a clear sky at Limburg, West Germany, in January 1976 and were picked up by two clergymen

In June 1642, lumps of burning sulfur the size of a man's fist fell from the sky onto the roof of loburge castle, 18 miles from Magdeburg, Germany.

A luminous meteor was seen to fall in Italy in 1652 and near its landing place star jelly was found.

A fibrous substance resembling blue silk fell in great quantities at Naumburg, Germany on March 23, 1665.

On the Wednesday before Easter in 1666 a two-acre field at Cranstead, near Wroth in Kent, England was covered with numerous fish the size of a man's little finger. They were believed to have fallen during a violent thunderstorm and were agreed by all who saw them to be young whiting.

At Acle, a village in in Norfolk, England, small toads fell from the sky in such vast numbers that the local people were greatly inconvenienced. In October 1683 it was reported that the villagers had to sweep them up by the bucketful for burning.

On May 5, 1786, the last day of a drought that had lasted since the previous November, "a great quantity" of black eggs fell on Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They hatched the next day, and some of these strange animals from the sky were preserved in a flask of water. The creatures shed their skin several times and resembled tadpoles.

At the Benicia army station near San Francisco, troops on the drill ground were showered with blood and pieces of meat, apparently beef, on july 20, 1851. Specimens "from the size of a pigeon's egg up to that of an orange" were given to the army surgeon, who described some slices as being slightly tainted.

A rain of living snakes fell over the southern part of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1877. They measured from a foot to 18 inches in length and were presumed to have been swept into the air by a hurricane, but where would snakes exist in such abundance? They fell by the thousands.

A small yellow cloud passed rapidly over Paderborn, Germany, during a thunderstorm. When the cloud broke, a clattering rain of living pond mussels fell on the town

Several hundred sand eels fell on an area of about one-third of an acre at Hendon, a suburb of Sunderland, England, on August 24, 1918. There was heavy rain, and the fish were not only dead but stiff and hard when picked up just after the occurrence.

(I found this page on the net some time ago and saved it; it is now a dead link, so I have reproduced it here. I have corrected only obvious errors).

Back to the main page