Certainly you've all read of the recent fish fall occurring for 2 consecutive days in Northern Australia.
How very Fortean.
Fact is, "raining fish" is a very, very old phenomenon, witnessed on numerous occasions all around the planet for centuries. Until the advent of
meteorological science, there was never really a plausible explanation.
Come to think of it, even meteorological science can't explain it
Because nobody has ever witnessed a tornado sucking up a body of water and casting its contents out upon the surface of the earth, for one thing. All
Science has is an unsupported theory
of how these fish falls occur.
Of course, it makes perfect sense, doesn't it, that a tornado might conceivably vacuum
a pond or small lake dry. It certainly has enough
pressurized force to accomplish such a feat.
... It makes no sense whatsoever
that these fish falls are, invariably, of only one species
of fish, and that the fish are
of all about the same level of maturity.
In this Australian fall, for instance, over a period of 2 days, there were no reports of small fry
(very young fish), but only of mature
perch of one species.
Where were the other species
of fish? Where were the freshwater turtles, the freshwater insects, the freshwater aquatic plants? Why didn't
the entire living contents
of a pond or lake come raining down from the sky?
Why just one species
of perch, and all of about the same level of maturity?
Science has a ready (if uninvestigated) explanation for that, as well.
claim that organisms of different mass
will fall at different rates from the sky — for example, young adult perch will all fall
out of the sky in a group
because they all have, more or less, the same mass. The small fry fish, being much less massive than the adults,
will fall in a group somewhere else
, at a different time.
Except that the small fry are apparently never
recovered in these sky falls. They seemingly never return to earth
, they're still up
swirling about in the clouds.
Which is, of course, preposterous.
Charles Fort, the intermediatist, had just as preposterous a notion: He theorized that otherworldly forces deposited
living organisms where
they were most needed
on the Earth's surface.
That's ridiculous, and Fort knew
it was ridiculous, but it was no more ridiculous than the scientific explanation that had no evidence
whatsoever to back it up.
Another fact that is very unusual
is that the same thing
happened on 2 consecutive days in northern Australia. Same fish, same level of
maturity, and ALIVE
, fell out of the sky on 2 consecutive days.
Now, unless there was a stampede
of tornados, otherwise undetected and unwitnessed by anyone
, for 2 consecutive days, HOW
Science account for living specimens
of the exact same species (but no other species) falling out of the sky for 2 consecutive days?
And how does any
living organism of the same mass as these fish fall out of the sky
— let's just say, conservatively, from an
altitude of 5000 feet (fairly low altitude) — and impact the surface of the earth
, and then start flipping and flopping about?
How does that work?
Next time I'm in a light aircraft at low altitude, I'm going to try
tossing live fish
out of the window and just see
of them survive
a 5000-foot impact on solid ground.
I think I can predict the results. None
will survive, because they'll hit the earth traveling at about 80 mph.
The whole question of live terrestrial animals
raining out of the sky — be they fish or crabs or frogs, all of which have rained down
in the past — is a profound mystery that Science has never even investigated, much less satisfactorily explained.
They leave these mysteries uninvestigated and unexplained for a reason
... It's because then
they'd have to report their true
There were no
tornados, quite obviously. Live fish and frogs and crabs do not
fall out of the sky even at low altitude and
the impact, quite obviously.
Not according to known
Which would indicate that unknown
physical laws were at play. And Science hates
to admit that it doesn't even partially
understand physical laws.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 2/28/2010 by Doc Velocity]