Small Australian Town Witnesses Raining Fish Falling
In a small rural town called Lajamanu in Northern Territory, Australia, an extraordinary weather event occurred during a violent rainstorm, where live fish rained down from the sky. The incident left the locals astonished, and children were seen collecting the fish as they fell from above. This is not the first time that such a phenomenon has occurred in Lajamanu, as similar incidents have been reported in 1974, 2004, and 2010.
The locals were initially bewildered when they saw live fish falling from the sky. As per Andrew Johnson Japanangka, a Lajamanu native and Central Desert councilor, the people thought it was just rain. However, the situation became more bizarre when they realized that the rain was accompanied by live fish. Japanangka reported that the fish were still alive as they fell from the sky, and despite having witnessed similar incidents before, he was amazed by the phenomenon, which he believed to be a divine blessing.
Weather experts have attributed such incidents to severe updrafts, such as tornadoes, which take water and fish out of rivers and carry them for several kilometers before dropping them as rainfall during a storm. The phenomenon of fish falling from the sky is not unheard of, with similar events being reported in other parts of the world. However, it is rare to witness such an occurrence multiple times in the same area.
In Lajamanu, locals have taken the occurrence as a good omen, and some have even considered it to be a divine intervention. Penny McDonald, a resident who witnessed a similar event 40 years ago, recounted waking up to find the dirt pathways outside her house covered in fish. Such incidents have left experts intrigued and continue to be a subject of scientific study.