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The Sky is Falling!
« on: January 28, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
Mystery as greenish-yellow goo falls from the sky in New York
21st January 2011


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The FAA has launched an investigation after a mysterious greenish-yellow goo fell from the skies and splattered homes in Snyder, New York on Tuesday.

Homes along Washington Highway and Berryman Drive are now coated in yellow or green icicles. Walls and pavements are splashed with a bizarre deep brown substance.

Neighbours said the mystery substance appeared between the hours of 9am and midnight on Tuesday.


Goo-ross! Snow with a strange greenish-yellow cast to it is seen piled outside the door of a home in Snyder, New York


Mellow yellow: Unnaturally coloured icicles hang from the roof of another house. The FAA has ruled out 'blue ice' - frozen human excrement falling from passing airplanes

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The colour and texture of the goo immediately sparked fears of 'blue ice' - that is, frozen human excrement known to fall from airplanes passing overhead, ABC News reported.

However the FAA swiftly launched an investigation and discarded that possibility.

A spokesman told ABC: 'The local flight standards inspectors investigated the situation and determined it was not from an aircraft.'

So what could it be?

The town waste engineer said they are looking in to it - and have already come across some rather distasteful theories.


Have a nice drip: More strangely-coloured goo - but where did it come from?


'm not lovin' it: One woman has theorised that the goo could be from birds eating fast food litter - such as leftover McDonald's French fries

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'We received a call this morning from a woman who owns a house on the same street, Washington Highway. She gave us her explanation because it happened to her last year,' Lisa Kistner, a spokesman for the Amherst Town Supervisor's Office, told ABC.

'She said it's actually because the seagulls eat fast food at McDonald's, which upsets their digestive tract,' Ms Kistner explained.

The seagulls were eating leftover French fries out of paper bags discarded in the parking lots, the woman apparently claimed.


For the birds: Ornithologists at Cornell agree the goo could be bird droppings... but scientists are still doing tests

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And, Ms Kistner said, as soon as the woman convinced fast food restaurants to clean up the rubbish in their parking lots, she no longer had that problem.

'She suggested that someone check the fast food parking lots because that is probably the root cause of this issue,' Ms Kistner said.

The woman's bizarre account may not be that far enough. Bird experts who have examined images of the goo actually agree they do resemble bird droppings - though seagulls were ruled innocent.

Instead, according to Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, the droppings may be from a large flock of birds often found in upstate New York in January - European starlings.

But with the town's engineers still doing tests, locals will, for now, simply have to wait a bit longer - and perhaps invest in a good umbrella or two.

Mystery as greenish-yellow goo falls from the sky in New York - Mail Online

Green/Yellow Goo Falls from skies - ATS Thread

Mystery Goo Turns Icicles Green and Yellow in Snyder, N.Y. - ABC Video Report
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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 06:21:32 PM »
Red Rain in Kerala, India


Credit: Louis and Kumar's research paper Photomicrograph of particles from red rain sample

Red Rain in Kerala, India

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From 25 July to 23 September 2001, red rain sporadically fell on the southern Indian state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was coloured red, staining clothes with an appearance similar to that of blood. Yellow, green, and black rain was also reported. Coloured rain had been reported in Kerala in as early as 1896 and several times since then.

It was initially announced that the rains were coloured by fallout from a hypothetical meteor burst, but a study commissioned by the Government of India found that the rains had been coloured by airborne spores from a locally prolific terrestrial alga. Other explanations were proposed but not until early 2006 did the coloured rains of Kerala gain widespread attention in the popular media. A controversial conjecture that the coloured particles were extraterrestrial cells was proposed by Godfrey Louis and Santhosh Kumar of the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam. No information to support the extraterrestrial hypothesis has been published since 2006

Red rain in Kerala


Rain water sample (left) and after the particles settled (right). Dried sediment (center).


Red rain collected in stainless steel vessels


Kottayam district in Kerala, which experienced the most intense red rainfall

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Occurrence

The coloured rain of Kerala began falling on 25 July 2001, in the districts of Kottayam and Idukki in the southern part of the state. Yellow, green, and black rain was also reported. Many more occurrences of the red rain were reported over the following ten days, and then with diminishing frequency until late September. According to locals, the first coloured rain was preceded by a loud thunderclap and flash of light, and followed by groves of trees shedding shrivelled grey "burnt" leaves. Shrivelled leaves and the disappearance and sudden formation of wells were also reported around the same time in the area. It typically fell over small areas, no more than a few square kilometres in size, and was sometimes so localised that normal rain could be falling just a few metres away from the red rain. Red rainfalls typically lasted less than 20 minutes. Each millilitre of rain water contained about 9 million red particles, and each litre of rainwater was contained approximately 100 milligrams of solids. Extrapolating these figures to the total amount of red rain estimated to have fallen, it was estimated 50,000 kilograms of red particles had fallen on Kerala.

Description of the particles

The brownish-red solid separated from the red rain consisted of about 90% round red particles and the balance consisted of protozoans and debris. The particles in suspension in the rain water were responsible for the colour of the rain, which at times was as strongly coloured as blood. A small percentage of particles were white or had light yellow, bluish gray and green tints. The particles were typically 4 to 10 µm across and spherical or oval. Louis's images with a scanning electron microscope showed the particles as having a depressed centre, suggestive of biological cell, especially red blood cells. At still higher magnification some particles showed internal structures.

Red rain in Kerala


Grains under a scanning electron microscope


A single grain viewed with a transmission electron microscope,
purportedly showing a detached inner capsule. Source: CCAB, Cardiff University


Related Links:

1. Red Rain in Kerala, India - Pegasus Page
2. Panspermia Proven?
3. Scarlets Of Fire
4. Red Rain of Kerala - David Darling
5. Red rain in Kerala - Wikipedia Lots of links to studies and papers
6. When aliens rained over India - New Scientist
7. Searching for 'our alien origins' - BBC


Papers:

1. Cometary panspermia explains the red rain of Kerala - LANL Archives Cornell University
2. Colored Rain: A Report on the Phenomenon
3. Unusual autofluorescence of cultured red-rain cells - Godfrey Louis and A. Santhosh Kumar
4. New biology of red rain extremophiles prove cometary panspermia
5. Red rain cell research: A new perspective for interplanetary transfer of life
6. The red rain phenomenon of Kerala and its possible extraterrestrial origin
7. Growth and replication of red rain cells at 121oC and their red fluorescence


WOW  Here is a case that shows when you revisit an old topic it suddenly has a LOT more updates. Yet if you were to post those updates at some forums you would just get "Oh we already covered this" comments. Yet here it seems that main stream scientists have really studied the extraterrestrial possibility of this rain.

These articles an papers are just dome I found via Wikipedia. I will have to look at this in more detail  :o
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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 07:02:35 PM »
The Blob
A strange clear goo falls on the town of Oakville, Washington.


Poison Rains Infect Small Town

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Unsolved Mysteries The Blob
A Toxic Goo rains on residents of Oakville, Washington
May 8, 1997


Robert Stack: It came from the skies to wreck havoc on the earth.

It sounds like a bad science fiction movie, but for the little town in Washington there was nothing entertaining about the scourge that befell them in 1994. Six times it rained down from above, leaving dozens of local residents ill, and several pets and small animals dead. It all happened in Oakville, Washington, population 665. Here in Oakville, clouds fill the skies daily, bringing rain some 275 days a year. So, when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was particularly concerned - until they realized it wasn't raining rain. It was raining tiny blobs of gelatinous goo. It came down in torrents, blanketing 20 square miles, and brought with it something of a plague.

Maurice Gobeil (local resident): I got sick, my wife got sick, my daughter got sick and everybody that lived here got sick.

Beverly Roberts (local resident): Everybody in the whole town came down with something like the flu, only it was a really hard flu that lasted from seven weeks to two or three months.

Robert Stack: The local police were among the first to report the perplexing precipitation. Officer David Lacey was on patrol with a civilian friend at 3am when the downpour began.

David Lacey (police officer): We turned our windshield wipers on, and it just started smearing to the point where we could almost not see. We both looked at each other and we said 'gee this isn't right'. We're out in the middle of nowhere, basically, and where did this come from?

Robert Stack: Officer Lacey pulled into a gas station to de-goo his windshield. As an added precaution, he put on a pair of latex gloves.


A gelatinous material fell from the sky


Tests were performed on the substance

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Oakville, Washington.   Population: 723. Clouds fill the sky here daily, bringing rain on average of 149 days a year. So when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was really concerned, until they realized it wasn't raining rain.  It was raining tiny blobs of gelatinous goo. It came down in torrents, covering 20 square miles. And it made people sick, including Maurice Gobeil:

The Blob - Unsolved Mysteries











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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:48:46 PM »
Exuberant1
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Strange Blue Spheres Fall Over England 2012

Hey zorgon,

I saw this video earlier featuring this strange blue gelatin-like substance which had rained down in England. Wouldn't have stood out more than the usual video of strange things falling from the sky, except the colour and consistency of the stuff kinda reminded me of something I's read about before. Anyhow, the NAVY invented this stuff back in the seventies to stop radiation and this reminded me of that so I did some digging and find this page which as this quote:

Titanium makes things blue right? Well this gel in the video looks like it has some titanium in it, and with the radiation from Fukashima and old patents saying what they say, I think this blue gel might amount to something.

Anyhow, here is the vidya of the gel:

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 ;)







Bournemouth resident mystified by 'blue sphere shower'

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A man in Dorset has been left mystified after tiny blue spheres fell from the sky into his garden. Steve Hornsby from Bournemouth said the 3cm diameter balls came raining down late on Thursday afternoon during a hail storm. He found about a dozen of the balls in his garden. He said: "[They're] difficult to pick up, I had to get a spoon and flick them into a jam jar."

The Met Office said the jelly-like substance was "not meteorological".

Mr Hornsby, a former aircraft engineer, said: "The sky went a really dark yellow colour.

"As I walked outside to go to the garage there was an instant hail storm for a few seconds and I thought, 'what's that in the grass'?"


The blue spheres are jelly-like but have no smell and are not sticky

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'No smell'

Mr Hornsby said he was keeping the balls in his fridge while he tried to find out what they were

Walking around his garden he found many more blue spheres were scattered across the grass.

He said: "The have an exterior shell with a softer inner but have no smell, aren't sticky and do not melt."

Mr Hornsby said he was keeping the balls in his fridge while he tried to find out what they were.

Josie Pegg, an applied science research assistant at Bournemouth University, speculated that the apparently strange phenomena might be "marine invertebrate eggs".

"These have been implicated in previous 'strange goo' incidents," she said. "I'd have thought it's a little early for spawning but I suppose we've had a very mild winter.

"The transmission of eggs on birds' feet is well documented and I guess if a bird was caught out in a storm this could be the cause."

Bournemouth resident mystified by 'blue sphere shower' - BBC Report

Blue Spheres Fall from the Sky in the UK - ATS Thread


Posted by Zorgon

Possible explanation of these, considering only one person found them in one yard...

Water Gel Expanding Spheres

Could have come from kids or put into the lawn, triggered by rain fall

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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 08:14:52 PM »
Strange Orange Goo Fell On Remote Town In Alaska August 8 2011

Mysterious Orange Goo Rains Down In Alaska

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Why do people just try to pick up the goop with bare hands? I mean the cop at least used a glove and still got sick. The British guy and his wife used bare hands to scoop it up and the lady in this one sticks her hand in it

Really?  :o

Alaska Orange Goo - Don't Worry- It's Just Millions of Microscopic Eggs Filled with Fatty Droplets



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Mysterious Orange Goo in Alaska Tiny Eggs of Unknown Species


Microscopic crustacean eggs which washed up on an Alaskan shore are shown in this undated handout photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Reuters August 8, 2011. The eggs washed up onshore in the Alaskan village of Kivalina on the state's northwest coast. REUTERS/Auke Bay Laboratories/NOAA/Handout

By IB Times Staff Reporter
August 9, 2011


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The mysterious orange colored goo that washed upon the shores of an Alaskan village last week has been identified. Denying rumors that suggested that the orange stuff was a form of alien life, Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lab said on Monday that it was a mass of microscopic eggs filled with fatty droplets, most likely to be of a small crustacean.

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The emergence of the substance on the shores of Kivalina in northwest Alaska shocked residents on Wednesday. According to Julie Speegle, representative of the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories, further testing of the substance will help to determine whether the eggs are toxic.

"We now think these are some sort of small crustacean egg or embryo, with a lipid oil droplet in the middle causing the orange color," Jeep Rice, a lead NOAA scientist at the Juneau lab, said in a release.

"So this is natural. It is not chemical pollution; it is not a man-made substance," Rice added.

Scientists believe that the substance is some kind of crustacean eggs; however, they are not sure enough about the species. They also don't know whether the substance is poisonous. This is what makes the residents of Kivalina, an Inupiat Eskimo community, worried.

"Certain organisms can produce toxins, and you can't tell if that's the case (here) until you know what species it is," said Emanuel Hignutt, analytical chemistry manager for the state Environmental Health Laboratory.

"It was easy to see cellular structure surrounding the lipid droplet, and to identify this as 'animal'," said Rice. "We have determined these are small invertebrate eggs, although we cannot tell which species."

According to Janet Mitchell, Kivalina city administrator, the substance may have rained down on the village Wednesday evening as it was found in buckets used by some residents to collect rainwater that night.

The samples of the mysterious substance have sent to the Institute for Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Monday.

Mysterious Orange Goo in Alaska Tiny Eggs of Unknown Species
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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 08:20:37 PM »
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Originally posted by rstregooski at ATS

I have the book  "The Complete Works of Charles Fort", a detailed investigation of some really messed up stuff happening all over the world in the past few hundred years... 

A similar event happened in 1883..



Remember the fall of worms reported not too long ago?  That's happened numerous times according to his work!

The Complete Books of Charles Fort: The Book of the Damned - Charles Fort

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Book of the Damned, by Charles Fort
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Re: The Sky is Falling!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 09:13:49 PM »
Yellow Rain

Here is one that popped up and is scary...

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Yellow rain was a political incident in which the United States Secretary of State Alexander Haig accused the Soviet Union of supplying T-2 mycotoxin to the Communist states in Vietnam and Laos for use in counterinsurgency warfare.

Refugees described many different forms of attacks, including a sticky yellow liquid falling from planes or helicopters, which was dubbed "yellow rain". The US government alleged that over ten thousand people had been killed in attacks using these chemical weapons. The Soviet Union denied these claims and an initial United Nations investigation was inconclusive.

Surprisingly, samples of the supposed chemical agent supplied to independent scientists turned out to be honeybee feces, suggesting that the "yellow rain" was due to mass defecation of digested pollen grains from large swarms of bees. Other scientists questioned the accuracy of the refugee accounts and the reliability of the chemical analyses presented by the US government. The majority of the scientific literature on this topic now regards the hypothesis that yellow rain was a Soviet chemical weapon as disproved. However, the issue remains disputed and the US government has not withdrawn these allegations, arguing that the issue has not been fully resolved.

Many of the US documents relating to this incident remain classified.

Yellow Rain - Wikipedia


Alexander Haig, US Secretary of State, 1981.

Allegations

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The charges stemmed from events in Laos and Vietnam beginning in 1975, when the two governments, which were allied with and supported by the Soviet Union, retaliated against Hmong tribes, peoples who had sided with the United States during the Vietnam War. Refugees described events that they believed to be chemical warfare attacks by low-flying aircraft or helicopters; several of the reports were of a yellow, oily liquid that was dubbed "yellow rain". Those exposed claimed neurological and physical symptoms including seizures, blindness, and bleeding. Similar reports came from the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia in 1978.

A 1997 report produced by the U.S. Army Medical Department stated that over ten thousand people were killed in attacks using chemical weapons in Laos, Cambodia and Afghanistan.[2] The descriptions of the attacks were diverse and included air-dropped canisters and sprays, booby traps, artillery shells, rockets and grenades that produced droplets of liquid, dust, powders, smoke or "insect-like" materials of a yellow, red, green, white or brown color.

Secretary of State Alexander Haig announced in September 1981 that:

For some time now, the international community has been alarmed by continuing reports that the Soviet Union and its allies have been using lethal chemical weapons in Laos, Kampuchea, and Afghanistan. ... We have now found physical evidence from Southeast Asia which has been analyzed and found to contain abnormally high levels of three potent mycotoxins--poisonous substances not indigenous to the region and which are highly toxic to man and animals.

The Soviet Union described these accusations as a "big lie" and in turn accused the US government of using chemical weapons during the Vietnam war. The American accusations prompted a United Nations investigation in Pakistan and Thailand. This involved five doctors and scientists who interviewed alleged witnesses and collected samples that were purported to come from Afghanistan and Cambodia. However, the interviews produced conflicting testimony and the analyses of the samples were inconclusive. The UN experts also examined two refugees who claimed to be suffering from the after-effects of a chemical attack, but the refugees were instead diagnosed as having fungal skin infections. The team reported that they were unable to verify that chemical weapons had been used but noted that circumstantial evidence "suggestive of the possible use of some sort of toxic chemical substance in some instances."

The US mycotoxin analyzes were reported in the scientific literature in 1983 and 1984 and reported small amounts of mycotoxins called trichothecenes, ranging from the parts per million to traces in the parts per billion range. The lowest possible limit of detection in these mycotoxin analyzes is in the parts per billion range. However, several inconsistencies in these reports caused a "prolonged, and at times acrimonious, debate on the validity of the analyses". A 2003 medical review notes that this debate may have been exacerbated since "Although analytical methods were in their infancy during the controversy, they were still sensitive enough to pick up low levels of environmental trichothecene contamination.".


Bee droppings on leaves, resembling "yellow rain"

Investigation

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C. J. Mirocha at the University of Minnesota conducted a biochemical investigation, looking for the presence of trichothecene mycotoxins, including T-2 toxin, diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS), and deoxynivalenol (DON). This included chemical analyses of blood, urine, and tissue of alleged victims of chemical attacks in February 1982 in Laos and Kampuchea. "The finding of T-2, HT-2, and DAS toxins in blood, urine, and body tissues of alleged victims of chemical warfare in Southeast Asia provides compelling proof of the use of trichothecenes as nonconventional warfare agents....Additional significant findings lie in the trichothecenes found in the leaf samples (T-2, DON, nivalenol) and yellow powder (T-2, DAS)....The most compelling evidence is the presence of T-2 and DAS in the yellow powder. Both toxins are infrequently found in nature and rarely occur together. In our experience, copious producers of T-2 toxin (F. tricinctum) do not produce DAS, and conversely, good producers of DAS (F. roseum 'Gibbosum') do not produce T-2." (10) In 1983, these charges were disputed by Harvard biologist and biological weapons opponent Matthew Meselson and his team, who traveled to Laos and conducted a separate investigation. Meselson's team noted that trichothecene mycotoxins occur naturally in the region and questioned the witness testimony. He suggested an alternate hypothesis that the yellow rain was the harmless fecal matter of honeybees. The Meselson team offered the following as evidence: separate "yellow rain drops" which occurred on the same leaf, and which were "accepted as authentic", consisted largely of pollen; each drop contained a different mix of pollen grains, as one would expect if they came from different bees, and the grains showed properties characteristic of pollen digested by bees (the protein inside the pollen grain was gone, while the outer indigestible shell remained). Further, the pollen mix came from plant species typical of the area where a drop was collected.

The US government responded to these findings by arguing that the pollen was added deliberately, in order to make a substance that could be easily inhaled and "ensure the retention of toxins in the human body". Meselson responded to this idea by stating that it was rather far-fetched to imagine that somebody could produce a chemical weapon by "gathering pollen predigested by honeybees." Meselson's work was described in an independent medical review as providing "compelling evidence that yellow rain might have a benign natural explanation".

Analyzes of putative "yellow rain" samples by the British, French and Swedish governments confirmed the presence of pollen and failed to find any trace of mycotoxins. Toxicology studies questioned the reliability of reports stating that mycotoxins had been detected in alleged victims up to two months after exposure, since these compounds are unstable in the body and are cleared from the blood in just a few hours. Surveys also showed that both mycotoxin-producing fungi and mycotoxin contamination were common in Southeast Asia, casting doubt on the assertion that detecting these compounds was an unusual occurrence. For example, a Canadian military laboratory found mycotoxins in the blood of five people from the area who had never been exposed to yellow rain, out of 270 tested, but none in the blood of ten alleged victims, and a 1988 paper reported that illnesses from mycotoxin exposure may pose a serious threat to public health in Malaysia. It is now recognized that mycotoxin contamination of foods such as wheat and maize is a common problem, particularly in temperate regions of the world. As noted in a 2003 medical review, "The government research highlighted, if nothing else, that natural mycotoxicoses were an important health hazard in Southeast Asia."

in 1987 the New York Times reported that later freedom of information requests showed that field investigations in 1983-85 by US government teams had produced no evidence to substantiate the initial allegations and instead cast doubt on the reliability of the initial reports, however The Times noted that these critical reports were not released to the public. A 1989 analysis of the initial reports gathered from Hmong refugees that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association noted "marked inconsistencies that greatly compromised the validity of the testimony" and criticized the methods used in interviews by the US Army medical team that gathered this information. These issues included the US Army team only interviewing those people who claimed to have knowledge of attacks with chemical weapons and the investigators asking leading questions during interviews. The authors noted that individuals' stories changed over time, were inconsistent with other accounts, and that the people who claimed to have been eyewitnesses when first interviewed later stated that they had been relaying the accounts of others.

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Conclusions

Currently, two main viewpoints exist on the yellow rain controversy. One viewpoint sees these allegations as supported by insufficient evidence, or as having been completely refuted. For instance, a 1992 review published in Politics and the Life Sciences described the idea of yellow rain as a biological agent as conclusively disproved and called for an assessment by the US government of the mistakes made in this episode, stating that "the present approach of sweeping the matter under the rug and hoping people will forget about it could be counterproductive." Similarly, a 1997 review of the history of biological warfare published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that the yellow rain allegations are "widely regarded as erroneous", a 2001 review in the Annual Reviews in Microbiology described them as "unsubstantiated for many reasons", and a 2003 article in Annual review of phytopathology described them as "largely discredited". A 2003 review of the history of biological warfare described these allegations as one of many cases where states have produced propaganda containing false or unsubstantiated accusations of the use of biological weapons by their enemies.

In contrast, as of 1997 the US Army maintains that some experts believe that "trichothecenes were used as biological weapons in Southeast Asia and Afghanistan" although they write that "it has not been possible for the United States to prove unequivocally that trichothecene mycotoxins were used as biological weapons." They argued that presence of pollen in yellow rain samples is best explained by the idea that "during biological warfare attacks, dispersed trichothecenes landed in pollen-containing areas."[2] Similarly, the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency argues that the controversy has not been resolved and state that a CIA report indicated the Soviet Union did possess weapons based on T-2 mycotoxin, although they state that "no trace of a trichothecene-containing weapon was ever found in the areas affected by yellow rain" and conclude that the use of such weapons "may never be unequivocally proved." A 2007 review published in Politics and the Life Sciences concluded that the balance of evidence strongly supported the hypothesis that some type of chemical or biological weapon was used in Southeast Asia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but noted that they found no definitive proof of this hypothesis and that the evidence could not "identify the specific agents used, the intent, or the root source or sources of the attacks."

Yellow Rain - Wikipedia

Later events

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An episode of mass pollen release from bees in 2002 in Sangrampur, India, prompted unfounded fears of a chemical weapons attack, although this was in fact due to a mass migration of giant Asian honeybees. This event revived memories of what New Scientist described as "cold war paranoia", and the article noted that the Wall Street Journal had covered these 1980s yellow rain allegations in particular detail. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal continues to assert that the Soviet Union used yellow rain as a chemical weapon in the 1980s and in 2003 accused Matthew Meselson of "excusing away evidence of Soviet violations."

In the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq the Wall Street Journal alleged that Saddam Hussein possessed a chemical weapon called "yellow rain". The Iraqis appear to have investigated trichothecene mycotoxins in 1990, but only purified a total of 20 ml of the agent from fungal cultures and did not manage to scale up the purification or produce any weapons containing these compounds. Although these toxins are not generally regarded as practical tactical weapons, the T-2 toxin might be a usable weapon since it can be absorbed through the skin, although it would be very difficult to manufacture it in any reasonable quantity.

Henry Wilde, a retired US Foreign Service Officer, has drawn parallels between the use of yellow rain allegations by the US government against the Soviet Union and the later exaggerated allegations on the topic of Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. Wilde considers it likely that states may again "use rumors and false or planted intelligence of such weapons use for propaganda purposes." and calls for the establishment of a more rigorous inspection process to deal with such claims. Similar concerns were expressed in a 2006 review published by the World Organisation for Animal Health, which compared the American yellow rain accusations to other cold-war accusations from the Soviet Union and Cuba, as well as to more recent mistaken intelligence on Iraqi weapons capabilities, concluding that such unjustified accusations have encouraged the development of biological weapons and increased the risk that they might be used, as they have discredited arms-control efforts.

Yellow Rain - Wikipedia

Papers:

1. The Yellow Rain Controversy: Lessons for Arms Control Compliance - Jonathan Tucker (Spring 2001) - The Nonproliferation Review
2. Trichothecene mycotoxins: in Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare - U.S. Army Medical Department
3. Report of the Secretary-General on Chemical and Bacteriological (Biological) Weapons, U.N. Doc. A/37/259, at 26-41 (Dec. 1, 1982)
4. Misperceptions in preparing for biological attack: an historical survey - M. Furmanski

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 07:22:07 PM »
Yellow Rain Falls
Published: September 03, 1987


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As every reader of Washington memoirs knows, Government has two castes: bureaucrats who endlessly churn out red tape, and political appointees who daringly cut through it. The case of yellow rain, set out in the fall issue of Foreign Policy, demolishes this myth. It proves how embarrassingly astray political appointees can go when they ignore routine procedure.

In 1981 Alexander Haig, then Secretary of State, announced that the United States had physical evidence of chemical warfare in Southeast Asia. Based on interviews with refugees, and the finding of toxin in a single sample of yellow rain, the State Department accused the Soviet Union of helping allies in Southeast Asia conduct chemical warfare, in violation of solemn treaties.

At first, only one voice was raised in question. By persistent inquiry, Matthew Meselson, a Harvard biologist, developed another explanation: Yellow rain is the excrement of jungle bees. It's yellow from digested pollen grains, and it rains down from swarms of bees too high to be seen. His theory turns out to be exactly right. The Government's own studies, still unpublished, prove that the source is bees, not bombs.

Yellow Rain Falls - New York Times

Conflicting Evidence Revives "Yellow Rain" Controversy


Photo of "yellow rain" in snow. [Source: beeworks.com]

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Two conflicting pieces of evidence--a declassified CIA report and a yellow-green shower in India--may revive the 20-year-old debate over Yellow Rain, which remains a lingering mystery of the Cold War. On September 13, 1981, then-U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig accused the Soviet Union of supplying trichothecene mycotoxins (poisonous compounds made by fungal molds that infect grain), popularly known as Yellow Rain, to the Communist regimes in Vietnam and Laos for use in counterinsurgency warfare. Leading American scientists challenged the U.S. government's evidence for these allegations, however, and the controversy was never fully resolved. [See Jonathan B. Tucker, "The 'Yellow Rain' Controversy: Lessons for Arms Control Compliance," (PDF format) Nonproliferation Review, Spring 2001.]

Conflicting Evidence Revives "Yellow Rain" Controversy
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Yellow Rain Falls In Tokyo? Pollen Excuse Exact Same As Chernobyl Yellow Rain Lie
Published On Friday, March 25, 2011



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Source: The Intel Hub

While the Japanese government continues to say that the yellow rain seen in Japan was simply“pollen,” many have been reminded of a very similar occurrence after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Almost on que, the Japan Meteorological Agency has confirmed the rain to be pollen after receiving hundreds of calls from concerned citizens.

The ‘‘yellow rain’’ seen Wednesday in the Kanto region surrounding Tokyo was caused by pollen, not radioactive materials as many residents had worried, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday,reported the Japan Times.

That’s right, according to so called experts, enough pollen to cause hundreds to report their findings, rained down on Tokyo at the same time as a devastating nuclear disaster has released high levels of radiation at least 20km from the nuclear plant.

This explanation has reminded many of the yellow rain that hit after the Chernobyl disaster.

Similar to the explanation in Japan, government officials claimed that the yellow radioactive rain that fell in Gomel, Belarus was merely pollen and nothing to worry about. We now know that was a bold faced lie

Yellow Rain Falls In Tokyo?

Yellow Rain Falls In Tokyo? Pollen Excuse Exact Same As Chernobyl Yellow Rain Lie



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The Intel Hub
March 24th, 2011


Women and children actually played in the puddles of yellow rain after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl.

Remembering Chernobyl – Yellow Rain:

“We all jumped in the puddles with the yellow stuff. … You don’t see (it in) the air, it doesn’t materialize. But when you see the yellow dust, you see radiation,”  Antonina Sergieff said.

The accident was originally caused by a small testing error that resulted in a chain reaction in which highly pressurized steam literally blew the top off of a nuclear reactor.

The result was the release of 100 more times radiation than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to the United Nations issue brief on Chernobyl.

Among the unstable elements released were iodine-131, caesium-137, strontium-90 and plutonium-239. Scientists say that exposure to such elements, especially in such high doses, impairs critical cellular functions and damages DNA.

When these elements first reached Sergieff 20 years ago, they came in the form of yellow rain.

It was not long after that residents in her hometown knew it wasn’t simply “pollen” – which is what government officials assured them, she said.


Whether or not the yellow rain now falling in Japan is 100% radioactive remains to be seen.

With that being said, history DOES repeat itself and the way that Japan has covered up this disaster and used the exact same excuses as the ones used in Chernobyl indicates that we may be facing a much bigger disaster than Japanese officials are willing to admit.

Yellow Rain Falls In Tokyo? - The Intel Hub

Remembering Chernobyl - Yellow Rain - The Daily Bruin


Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan
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“After two days of rain in Tokyo I woke up to a thick coating of this yellow stuff all over my car. What looks like a glare between the glass and the body of the car is actually pollen. My first thought was ewe! Radioactive sludge from Fukushima, but no,” states the comment associated with this You Tube clip.

“The (Japan Meteorological) agency received more than 200 inquiries Thursday morning about yellowish residue left on roofs and elsewhere by the rain, stirring concerns that radioactive substances had fallen after accidents caused by the March 11 quake and tsunami at a nuclear power plant around 220 kilometers northeast of Tokyo,” reports Japan Today.

Officials later suggested the discoloration was caused by air-borne pollen falling with the rain. “The JMA believes the yellow patches are pollen, but has yet to confirm this,” reports the Wall Street Journal, adding that the JMA received over 280 calls after residents in the Kanto region discovered yellow powder on the ground.

“A health official at the Tokyo metropolitan government also said there is a possibility that the rain contained radioactivity but not at a level to have had adverse effects on people’s health,” adds the Japan Today report.

Given the fact that Japanese authorities have been habitually deceptive about the Fukushima crisis from start to finish, assurances that the yellow powder was merely a result of air-borne pollen particles are dubious at best. With people living in Tokyo already being told that tap water is unsafe to drink, along with contaminated vegetables and milk from certain areas near Fukushima, the fact that they were panicked by yellow rain is unsurprising.

Although pollen can turn rain a yellow color, the fact that the phenomenon occurred a couple of hundred kilometers south of the radiation-spewing Fukushima nuclear plant has stoked alarm, and understandably so given the fact that victims of Chernobyl nuclear fallout in 1986 were also told by authorities that yellow rain was harmless pollen, when in fact it was deadly radioactive contamination.

Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan


Radioactive yellow rain that fell in Tokyo and surrounding areas last night caused panic amongst Japanese citizens and prompted a flood of phone calls to Japan’s Meteorological Agency . Credit: Truth Nexus


Tokyo’s Yellow Rain
Yellow Specks – Pollen or Radioactive Particles


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It happened nearly 25 years ago. The rain water was yellow and it was due to radioactive particles spewing from the exploded Chernobyl nuclear power station.

All in all 190 tons of toxic material were expelled into the atmosphere.

According to Antonina Sergieff, who lived in Gomel, Belarus during the incident:

    We all jumped in the puddles with the yellow stuff. … You don’t see (it in) the air, it doesn’t materialize. But when you see the yellow dust, you see radiation

The Russian government, at that time, told the residents it was just simply “pollen”.

Japan government says it was just “pollen”

25 years later, the same old lie was told to the Japanese people.

According to a report by Japan Times,

    The ‘‘yellow rain’’ seen Wednesday in the Kanto region surrounding Tokyo was caused by pollen, not radioactive materials as many residents had worried, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Thursday.

Do you believe it? The “experts” said that there were enough pollen to cause the yellow rain.

Tokyo’s Yellow Rain - March 25, 2011



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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 08:10:03 PM »
Raining Animals

 :o Yup  all sorts of stuff falling from the sky... so I figured I need to add the animals too. You have all heard the phrase; "It's raining Cats and Dogs" right...


A 19th-century English cartoon illustrating the phrase "it is raining cats and dogs" (and "pitchforks" too)

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An "explanation" widely circulated by email claimed that in 16th-century Europe when peasant homes were commonly thatched, animals could crawl into the thatch and find shelter from the elements, and would fall out during heavy rain. - Raining Cats and Dogs

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Raining snakes, 1680


Raining snakes (oh the horror of it all!) during a Rennaissance storm. In: "Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug [sic] unserer Nider-Welt...." by Erasmus Francisci, 1680. Library Call Number QC859 .F72 1680.

Raining Fish


Pluie de poissons, gravure d'O. Magnus, 1555 - 1555 engraving of rain of fish


"Among the many authenticated accounts of 'rains of fishes,' that which occurred at Singapore, in the Straits Settlements, on April 13, 1861, is probably the most remarkable. Following as earthquake which devastated a considerable portion of the city there came so extraordinary downpour, resulting in the accumulation of as much water as would be contained in a lake of considerable size. For three days and nights this rain came down in torrents, and in the pools which it formed upon the ground large numbers of fish were found." (11 October 1925). "Mystery of the 'Red Rains' in Japan". The Fresno Bee.

List of Animal Rainfalls

Fish

Singapore, February 22, 1861
Olneyville, Rhode Island, May 15, 1900
Marksville, Louisiana, October 23, 1947
Bhanwad, Jamnagar, India, Oct 24, 2009
Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia, February 25 and 26, 2010,
Kerala, India, February 12, 2008
Loreto, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, January 13, 2012

Frogs and Toads

Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, June 2009 (Occurrences reported throughout the month)
Rakoczifalva, Hungary, 18–20 June 2010 (two times)

Others

Jellyfish fell from the sky in Bath, England, in 1894
Worms dropped from the sky in Jennings, Louisiana, on July 11, 2007
Spiders fell from the sky in Salta Province, Argentina on April 6, 2007
Scottish school children are hit by worms during PE class on a cloudless day, April 1, 2011
Orange goo believed to be the eggs of an unknown species of invertebrate washed up on the shores of the Alaskan city of Kivalina on August 4, 2011

And these ones...

An unidentified animal (thought to be a cow) fell in California ripped to tiny pieces on August 1, 1869; a similar incident was reported in Olympian Springs, Bath County, Kentucky in 1876

 :o Cattle mutalations falling from the sky in the 1800's? Now THAT is noteworthy  8)

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Spooky Weather


Credit: sibongile mayaba

- On 23 October 1947 between 7 and 8 AM fish ranging from 2-9" in length fell from the sky at Marksville, LA. Fish averaged one per square yard in places. Several people were struck.

- On the morning of 28 June 1957, small fish, frogs, and crayfish fell by the thousands during a rainstorm at Magnolia Terminal near Thomasville, AL. Many of the fish were alive and placed in ponds and swimming pools. There was an F2 tornado 15 miles to the south near Whatley

- For a final chill, imagine this scene in your back yard: a cow flew a mile in a Tennessee tornado on April 16, 1998.

Spooky Weather

Fish Rain Near Jamnagar India - Friday, October 30, 2009

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Mysterious "Fish rain" is not yet over. Before few days it was Bhanwad, and now its  Bantiya village of Junagadh district.

Many Forest officials and Naturalist believed that the fishes must have been dropped by pelicans during migration, Jamnagar Fisheries dept. have ruled out the possibility that fish can get sucked in clouds and then fall as rain, they feel it as "absurd". For those who think it is not possible, check out the BBC Article on Fish Rain

Navagam (Bhanwad) villagers said that they saw about half a kilometer long and as much wide fish-laden clouds about 15 feet above the ground. This looks a bit outrageous though.

In Nawagam, fish fall was seen along with roads and markets and on terraces of several buildings.

Fish Rain Near Jamnagar

It's raining fish in the Northern Territory - February 28, 2010


The fish that reportedly fell from the sky in the Northern Territory / Christine Balmer
It's raining fish in the Northern Territory

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WHILE the Top End and Central Australia have been battered by torrential rains, a Territory town has reportedly had fish falling from the sky.

The freak phenomena happened not once, but twice, on Thursday and Friday afternoon about 6pm at Lajamanu, about 550km southwest of Katherine, The Northern Territory News reports.

Christine Balmer, who took the photos of the fish on the ground and in a bucket, said she had to pinch herself when she was told "hundreds and hundreds" of small white fish had fallen from the sky.

"It rained fish in Lajamanu on Thursday and Friday night," she said,

"They fell from the sky everywhere.

"Locals were picking them up off the footy oval and on the ground everywhere.

"These fish were alive when they hit the ground."

Mrs Balmer, the aged care co-ordinator at the Lajamanu Aged Care Centre, said her family interstate thought she had lost the plot when she told them about the event.

"I haven't lost my marbles," she said, reassuring herself.

"Thank God it didn't rain crocodiles."

It's raining fish in the Northern Territory - News Limited, Australia

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Fish Falls From The Sky Of Philippines



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Plentiful of Fish falling from the sky of Agusan del Sur, Philippines last friday.

Fish falling in the sky were 3 inches long and yellow in color with black spots. About 72 dropped from the sky.

The incident still under investigation how the incident happened. Witnessed said after 25 years of living in the area, it is his first time he experienced such incident.

Supernatural video explains how this things happened.

Fish Falls From The Sky Of Philippines

Fish rain takes Kerala villagers by surprise - Feb 13, 2008

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Thrissur, Feb 12 : After ‘red rain’, now it is 'fish rain' in Kerala. Residents of Kandanassery village near here were quite surprised when small fish started raining down towards the end of a sudden downpour on Tuesday night.

Two persons first noticed the phenomenon when the little slimy things started pattering on their body while they were returning home late in the night. As they thought that people would reject this as a mere fantasy or concocted tale unless there was a tangible proof, they picked up some of the bubbling fish and kept them in a water-filled bucket near the village library.

"There is no reason to disbelieve what the villagers say, as it is possible to have a scientific explanation for this", CK Rajan of the School of Marine Sciences of the Cochin University of Science and Technology said when asked about the phenomenon.

"When convective clouds are formed, it is possible that tiny aquatic organisms get lifted to the atmoshpere. They can survive suspended in the clouds so long as the clouds have moisture content," he said.

‘Fish rain’ takes Kerala villagers by surprise


When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell at Lincoln Center

It's raining fish! It's normal - January 15, 2012

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The story on "fish falling from the sky" in Agusan del Sur was generally met with disbelief across social networking sites. Some Facebook users, however, offered possible explanations – ranging from logical to supernatural.

Some said the fish might have fallen from a passing aircraft. Yet some believed the incident was a sign that the world is coming to an end.

But fish falling from the sky is not supernatural nor is it doomsday's beckoning. It actually has a name: Lluvia de Peces.

Residents of Loreto town in Agusan del Sur experienced this phenomenon Friday morning when dozens of 3-inch-long mudfish rained on them. PAGASA-Butuan Chief Engr. Lolit Binalay told Bombo Radyo a similar incident had happened in Lake Mainit in Agusan del Norte a few years back.

The same thing happened to a village in Powys, Wales in 2004  and to Folsom, California in 2006, among reported others.

How does it happen? Whirlwinds over water develop into waterspouts and become a swirling force that can suck in almost anything of the water's content: fish, eels, and even frogs.

According to American scientist Nilton Renno, fish can "fly" into the sky along with the waterspout. He told Scienceline.org that "even if the waterspout stops spinning, the fish in the cloud can be carried over land, buffeted up and down and around."

Loreto residents said they were surprised by the phenomenon because the sea and the river are far from their place. But according to Renno, fish can "swim" in the clouds and reach places until the wind can no longer support its flight, and that's when they come down.

The fish are sometimes taken so high into the atmosphere that they land dead.

Seventy-two of the fish that fell on Agusan del Sur survived the "journey" and have been placed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources personnel in an aquarium for experts to study.

The Philippines may not hear of it often as it is an uncommon phenomenon.  But 'fish rains' have been reported for centuries.

According to a BBC report, "fish are the most common thing to have rained down on you – other than rain itself, of course." People have heard of frogs, tomatoes, and lumps of coals falling from the sky in few bizarre instances.

Weather has been inclement in Agusan del Sur since the past week, marked with a downpour on Friday that BFAR believes may have triggered the formation of a waterspout.

Click here to watch a short documentary by the BBC – fish fly into the sky but "what goes up must come down." — LBG, GMA News

It's raining fish! It's normal - LBG, GMA News[/color]


It’s Raining Fish ~ Hallelujah!



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March 1st, 2010 Raining fish nothing new for Outback. FISH raining from the sky is nothing new for one Territory community, a resident said yesterday. The Sunday Territorian yesterday reported how fish had been falling from the sky at Lajamanu, in the desert, 550km southwest of Katherine. But Baden Williams, from Hermannsburg in Central Australia, said he remembered fish falling on the sports oval when he was a child. “We had a big mob falling in Hermannsburg,” he said. “As I was growing up there as a small boy, we saw a lot of fish, just falling around on the plain as we walked. “It’s a normal thing, it’s nothing unusual for us.” Mr Williams, 45, said local children would go fishing on the oval in the desert town when fish had fallen. “I hear a lot of people talking about fish falling out of the sky – as I was getting older I saw it myself,” he said. “Lots of kids fishing in the oval. Some made spears and threw the spear. “Last time I seen it was in ’89. It was falling right in front of us, in the water, all the fish,” he said. “They thought I was crazy, but I wasn’t. “The ones that fall from the sky were 5, 10cm,” Mr Williams said. Yesterday’s story sparked readers around the Territory to report their experiences – and fears – of creatures falling from the sky.

It’s Raining Fish ~ Hallelujah!

How can it rain fish? - BBC News


BBC Supernatural (raining fish!!!!)

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Mysterious tadpole rain has meteorologists baffled - June 19, 2009


Pink Tentacle reports on a series of strange weather patterns across Japan &mdash tadpoles and little fish have been seen falling from the sky randomly. Meteorologists and scientists alike are baffled by this, as there have been no other known anomalies or disturbances in the weather. Sounds like the beginning of a Haruki Murakami novel. Image Credit

Mysterious tadpole rain has meteorologists baffled Sky 'rains tadpoles' over Japan


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The sky has been raining tadpoles over a coastal region in Japan, according to reports.

By Danielle Demetriou in Tokyo

5:36AM BST 10 Jun 2009

Residents, officials and scientists have been baffled by the apparent downpour of tadpoles in central Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture.

Clouds of dead tadpoles appear to have fallen from the sky in a series of episodes in a number of cities in the region since the start of the month.

In one incident, a 55-year-old man who was caught in a tadpole downpour described hearing a strange sound in the parking lot of a civic centre in the city of Nanao.

Upon further exploration, he found more than 100 dead tadpoles covering the windshields of cars in an area measuring 10 square metres.

Dead tadpole downpours were also reported by local officials 48 hours later in the city of Hakusan in the same prefecture.

The raining down of small creatures such as frogs and fish is a rare meteorological phenomenon that is reported from time to time across the world.

Scientists have widely attributed the surreal raining of animals to strong winds, storms and water sprouts sucking up creatures before depositing them further inland.

However, this explanation has not satisfied meteorologists in the Ishikawa region.

Officials at Kanazawa Local Meteorological Observatory told local media that they were unsure how the tadpoles had arrived as there had been no reports of strong winds at the time.

Another scientific explanation for raining animals relates to birds carrying the small creatures before dropping them as they fly overland.

However, dismissing this theory, a researcher at the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology in Abiko told Kyodo news: "Crows eat tadpoles but if these were spat out (by the birds), a wider area should have been covered."

Sky 'rains tadpoles' over Japan - Friday 03 February 2012 - The Telegraph
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Strange Storms—Frogs, Spiders and Fish


Throughout history many have witnessed showers of animals falling from the sky. This rain of spiders in Argentina was captured on film earlier this year. (Christian Oneto Gaona) - Credit: The Epoch Times

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During a visit to Argentina's Salta province on April 6, 2007, Christian and his friends were hiking up San Bernardo peak when they discovered that the ground around them was covered with spiders. As they looked up they saw hundreds of spiders falling from the sky. Suddenly remembering that he had a camera, Christian snapped several shots of the falling arachnids. Although such occurrences have been noted for centuries, Christian's pictures represent the first documented evidence of this phenomenon.

A few years ago, strange rains of live frogs, fish, and many other animals were periodically reported throughout the country, but up to now nobody had the opportunity to photograph them. Because the past events happened so fast, and the rains were so heavy, photo documentation proved difficult to obtain. The conditions Christian experienced were different in that the spider rain occurred on a cloudless day, and involved a comparatively lighter subject, where the spiders fell slow enough to be captured on film.

Strange Storms—Frogs, Spiders and Fish  - The Epoch Times

It's Raining Spiders! - The Epoch Times
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Fresh or frozen fish?



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Fresh or frozen fish often crop up in strange rains. The silver shower that rained down on Great Yarmouth in 2000 sprinkled lawns and paths with dead but fresh sprats. Back in 1894, it is said to have rained jellyfish on Bath. Similar fishy tales were reported in 2006 from Kerala in western India. The fishy rain is probably a result of strong winds, small whirlwinds and titchy tornadoes.  As these travel over water any small creatures in their paths that are near the surface may be picked up and carried for several kilometers before being dumped along with the rain

Fresh or frozen fish?

Worms Fall from the Sky in Jennings
7 July 2007



Jennings Police Department employee, Eleanor Beal was just crossing the street to go to work when something dropped from the sky. The sky wasn't falling. She says it was worms, large tangled clumps of them. Where they came from is a mystery, but some believe that a water spout spotted less than five miles away at that same time near Lacassine Bayou could have something to do with it. Image Source

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Jennings Police Department employee, Eleanor Beal was just crossing the street to go to work when something dropped from the sky.

The sky wasn't falling. She says it was worms, large tangled clumps of them.

Beal says, "When I saw that they were crawling, I said, 'It's worms! Get out of the way!'"

She even called her co-worker outside to prove she wasn't making it up.

Sure enough, she saw worms, and globs of them.

Where they came from is a mystery, but some believe that a water spout spotted less than five miles away at that same time near Lacassine Bayou could have something to do with it.

Eleanor Beal says she hopes she doesn't see it again.

Worms Fall from the Sky in Jennings

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