1. Venezuela's Everlasting Storm
The mysterious Catatumbo lightning, is a unique natural phenomenon, located in the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. The phenomenon is a
cloud to cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometres high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280
times an hour. This almost permanent storm occurs over the marshlands where the Catatumbo River feeds into Lake Maracaibo and it is considered the
greatest single generator of ozone in the planet.
2. Honduras Rain of Fishes
The Rain of Fish is common in Honduran Folklore. It occurs in the Departamento de Yoro, between the months of May and July. Witnesses of this
phenomenon state that it begins with a dark cloud in the sky followed by lightning, thunder, strong winds and heavy rain for 2 to 3 hours. Once the
rain has stopped, hundreds of living fish are found on the ground. People take the fish home to cook and eat them.
3. Morocco's Climbing Goats
Goats on trees are found mostly only in Morocco. The goats climb them because they like to eat the fruit of the argan tree, which is similar to an
olive. Farmers actually follow the herds of goats as they move from tree to tree. Not because it is so strange to see goats in trees and the farmers
like to point and stare, but because the fruit of the tree has a nut inside, which the goats can't digest, so they spit it up or excrete it which the
4. Kerala's (extraterrestrial?) Red Rain
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.
5. Brazilian's longest wave on Earth
Twice a year, between the months of February and March, the Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river, in Brazil, generating the longest wave on
the Earth. The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, is caused by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean wich meet the mouth of the river. This tidal bore
generates waves up to 12 feet high which can last for over half an hour.
6. Denmark's Black Sun
During spring in Denmark, at approximately one half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings gather from all corners to
join in the formations shown below. This phenomenon is called Black Sun and can be witnessed in early spring throughout the marshlands of western
Denmark, from March through to the middle of April.
7. Idaho's Fire Rainbow
The atmospheric phenomenon known as a circumhorizon arc, or "Fire rainbow", appears when the sun is high in the sky, i.e., higher than 58° above
the horizon, and its light passes through diaphanous, high-altitude cirrus clouds made up of hexagonal plate crystals. Sunlight entering the
crystals' vertical side faces and leaving through their bottom faces is refracted, as through a prism, and separated into an array of visible colors.
When the plate crystals in cirrus clouds are aligned optimally (i.e., with their faces parallel to the ground), the resulting display is a brilliant
spectrum of colors reminiscent of a rainbow.
Has anyone witnessed any of these phenomenon? I havent seen anything like these in my lifetime.
Thats why Im asking for you to share your experiences with any phenomenon you may have had.
[edit on 29-5-2008 by SuperSlovak]