Egads, It's Raining Frogs! The Truth Behind Strange Rain
by Atham Z / Psychic Reader and Clairvoyant
Throughout history, there have been tales of raining frogs.
These stories, as crazy as they may seem, are actually real
events! From Biblical tales of Egyptian storms to British
towns suddenly finding themselves covered with frogs
from the sky, such events are caused when a wind storm
passes over a pond or lake, picking the creatures up and
dumping them elsewhere! It is unknown why the tornado or
whirlwind air currents are so species selective.
The Bible describes a rain of manna and quails more than
years ago. At that time this was looked upon as a
event. The rain of manna has happened often in modern
the manna being a lichen that grows in great abundance
In February 1998, it rained fine sand over parts of
People heard radio announcements telling them the
was caused by a freak storm picking up sand in the Sahara
desert and blowing it thousands of miles north to Britain.
The sand was followed in March by very tiny frogs falling
The British are getting used to weird things falling from
sky. Fish fell on London in 1984 and six large flounders,
still alive, were recovered from the streets. In the same
starfish arrived from the clouds in North Yorkshire.
The inhabitants of Bristol recalled the old song, Pennies
Heaven, in 1956. A shower of pennies and halfpennies fell
over two minutes. No one knows how much money landed, but
children formed happy queues at sweet shops.
More frogs fell again in Scotland in 1995. Scotland was
the scene of a huge fall of ice in the 1800's. Ice falls in
the past few years have been attributed to aircraft.
Griffiths of Manchester University collected ice which he
witnessed falling in 1973. Obtaining some large fragments,
froze them pending analysis and checked the airport for
of any aircraft flying overhead. The airport confirmed that
planes had been in the vicinity at the time of the ice
When analysing the ice he found that the ice was of a
type to that in hailstones.
We have all heard the expression "it's raining cats and
There are several theories about this saying. It is
that the word cat is derived from the Greek word 'catadupe'
meaning 'waterfall.' Or it could be raining 'cata doxas,'
which is Latin for 'contrary to experience,' or an unusual
fall of rain. In Northern mythology the cat is supposed to
great influence on the weather, and English sailors still
the cat has a gale of wind in her tail when she is
frisky. Witches that rode upon the storms were said to
the form of cats; and to this day the stormy northwest wind
is called the cat's nose in the Harz mountains. The dog is
sign of wind, like the wolf. Both animals were attendants
Odin, the storm-god. In old German pictures the wind is
as the "head of a dog or wolf," from which blasts issue.
cat therefore symbolizes the down-pouring of rain, and the
the strong gusts of wind that accompany a rainstorm; and a
of "cats and dogs" is a heavy rain with wind.
Another theory suggests that in medieval times cats and
sheltered in the thatched roofs of peasant huts during
and a severe storm rousted these animals causing them to
from their perches, and thus 'rain' down onto the ground.
In spite of a fish fall in India in which
more than ten people picked up fish weighing up to eight
pounds, and many accounts of rains of ice-coated ducks,
grasshoppers, fish, and frogs, there is no account of a
raining of cats and dogs.
There are lists of dozens of examples of weird rain, all
over the world, including alabaster, ants, ashes, beef,
beetle larvae, berries, bitumen, blood, butter, charcoal,
china fragments, cinders, coal, cobwebs, coins, crabs,
crayfish, eels, fish, flesh, flowers, frogs, gelatinous
matter, grain, ham sandwiches, hay, iron balls, jelly fish,
limestone, lizards, mud, mussels, oyster shells,
quartz, resin, salt, sand, sandalwood, seeds, silk, snails,
snakes, spawn, spiders, stones, turtles,
but NEVER an actual report of "cats and dogs"!
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