Storms which rain fish may be being confused with fish swimming from creeks along flooded ground, a Territory expert said yesterday."Raining fish theories up the creek as reports flood in" (via Fortean Times, 'natch)
But he had no sooner finished giving his rational explanation than another Northern Territory News reader phoned in a story of raining fish - with no rivers or creeks in the area...
The phenomenon has been documented around the world and is believed to be cause by small twisters or waterspouts.
As they pass over water small fish can be sucked up into the clouds and kept there as the cloud moves over land.
Eventually they fall from the cloud to the ground, inevitably surprising any people who see them.
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