- Apocalyptic event occurs.
- It rains fish in Texas.
- It was caused by a meteorological event.
Something unusual happened in a Texan city which quickly began to spread in different media, as it was something that will undoubtedly remain marked in the memory of many of the inhabitants. Something that was triggered after a meteorological event, CNN shared.
The incident occurred earlier this week, the citizens from Texarkana were the ones who began to see that small fish had fallen from the sky in what appeared to be a apocalyptic event.
Fish rain from the Texas skies
According to CNN, they were probably picked up by an intense waterspout which caused them to fall back to earth later, according to what several inhabitants of the city witnessed and shared through Facebook posts. What happened to the fish is an example of ‘animal rain’, said the city. It is worth mentioning that although it is rare, it can happen when the weather is right and it also has to do with the fact that the fish are light.
Obviously the animals did not originate in the sky shortly before the rains started, the logical reason was that they were picked up from the sea due to large and powerful waterspouts. These begin in the air which causes them to move towards the surface of the water, reported CNN.
A strong waterspout caused a shower of fish in Texas
When these spikes gain great momentum they begin to lift small, light objects, including fish. After the waterspout loses its energy, those small objects fall back down, according to the explanation given by the Library of Congress through CNN.
Super strong winds are more powerful than waterspouts so they can capture animals larger than skinny fish, as stated by National Geographic, these animals include birds, bats, frogs and snakes, reported CNN.
Many residents witnessed the meteorological event
Texarkana residents were completely baffled by the strange weather event they experienced. Tim Brigham told CNN partner KSLA that he thought seeing tiny fish falling from the sky was very good and useful. He said, “I got a bucket and started collecting them as fishing bait.”
Discount Wheel and Tire employees stepped away from the tires and immediately began cleaning up the tray of seafood that appeared in their parking lot. Other residents who had the opportunity to see the phenomenon shared photos of their own after the city’s Facebook page asked them to show the images taken. Filed Under: Fish Raining City Texas.
Fish also landed on a Texarkana elementary school
Most of the fish that fell from the sky were no larger than the palm of your hand. Texarkana’s animal rain may be one of the only recorded cases of the phenomenon in the state, CNN reported.
Administrators at the elementary school in Oroville reported that 100 fish fell from the sky on school property. Fish have fallen from the sky in the city of Lajamanu in the Northern Territory of Australia at least three times in the last 30 years.
Brad Pratt was one of the witnesses
It was at around 4:30 p.m., when James Audirsch, who works at Orr Maxx, a used car dealership in East Texas, commented that he and his co-worker, Brad Pratt heard loud noises and they looked out to see fish falling from the sky.
“There was loud thunder and when we opened the door to the bay, I looked out and it was raining really hard and a fish hit the ground, and then I said, ‘It’s raining fish!’ Brad said to me, ‘No it’s not’ and I say, ‘No, it really is! ‘and the fish were falling here and everywhere,” reported CNN.
They thought the raining of fish was an apocalyptic sign
These weather events occur when strong winds created by tornadoes or hurricanes send small species raining down from the sky, according to the Library of Congress which reported to CNN. Similar incidents have been reported in which frogs and toads have been seen falling from the sky. In 2017 fish descended from the sky over an elementary school in California.
The event left the inhabitants of this city so perplexed that several of them came to the conclusion that it was an apocalyptic sign for 2022. The event was a total surprise since a meteorological phenomenon of great magnitude had never happened here, CNN reported. Filed Under: Texas City Fish Raining.
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