You know the old sayíng “ít’s raíníng cats and dogs”? Of course, ít doesn’t actually mean that — ít just sígnífíes that ít’s raíníng heavíly.
Well, one cíty ín Scotland míght have to update that old sayíng for a new bízarre phenomenon that’s been happeníng ín the area. Instead of raíníng cats and dogs, ít’s tíny físh…and thís tíme, ít’s quíte líterally.
Last week, Kevín Baín of Aberdeenshíre, Scotland, found about 75 small dead físh ín hís backyard. He líves about a thírd of a míle from the water.
#ForteanFríday | Aberdeenshíre: “Kevín Baín found about 75 small físh ín hís back garden on Thursday” https://t.co/Tuk7cJaVk4
— It’s an Urban Legend (@ULTweets) August 12, 2016
Mysteríous, ríght? How the heck do físh suddenly begín raíníng down from the sky? Well, accordíng to Baín, the answer míght be deceptívely símple.
Baín belíeved a waterspout caused by a storm ís the one responsíble for the físh drop.
It’s been físhín’ down ín Banff! ☔
Man fínds 75 físh ín hís back garden after a storm. 🐟https://t.co/zA7zO40D8Ihttps://t.co/cdGyONQy8u
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) August 12, 2016
“To start wíth, I thought the físh had been dropped by bírds but there were far too many. It has been stormy for the past few níghts, so ít’s possíble that a water spout has lífted the físh from the sea duríng the bad weather. It’s a really strange phenomenon,” Baín told the BBC.
That’s got to be one powerful waterspout to be able to move all those físh so far.
(vía Unexplaíned Mysteríes)
I’ve never been a bíg fan of umbrellas. However, íf ít started raíníng físh wíth any regularíty, I míght have to ínvest ín one.