September 27, 2022

Fish Rained From the Sky in an East Texas Town

As if 2021 hasn’t already given us sufficient, now it’s raining fish in Texas. No, your eyes will not be deceiving you.

Wednesday in Texarkana, TX, about 200 miles from Dallas, residents noticed fish fall from the sky and land in their yards and sidewalks throughout a rainstorm.

“2021 is pulling out all the tricks … including raining fish in Texarkana today. And no, this isn’t a joke,” The Metropolis of Texarkana wrote in a Fb publish.

The raining fish is believed to be the results of a uncommon meteorological phenomenon known as “animal rain,” which happens when small water animals like frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept into waterspouts that happen on the floor of the Earth. They’re then rained down at the similar time as the rain.

Different residents took to social media to substantiate that it was certainly raining fish.

“Yep. It rained fish at my house too.” one Twitter person tweeted together with a video exhibiting off the fish that rained in her neighborhood.

Although it’s unusual, this isn’t the first time it has rained fish. Again in 2017, academics and college students at an elementary faculty in Oroville, California, reported seeing 100 fish land on the faculty’s playground and roof, according to KTVU.