Strange “Rain”

If you were to think about what comes from the sky, you would most likely think of water in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail. However, sometimes extraordinarily bizarre things rain down from the heavens. Here is a list of several of the strangest “rains.”

1.       Fish: Reports of Fish raining down from the sky have been occurring since 200 AD. More recent incidents that have been recorded are the following: In 1947a Biologist was notified by his waitress at the café which he was dining at that “Fish were falling from the sky.” When he ran out he was able to grab several of the fish as they fell. The fish were 2-9 inches long, and were icy to the touch. In 1984, a builder noticed that there were almost a dozen fish on the roof of a man named Ron Langton’s house. Other fish also rained down on three other locations in London that night. Finally, in 2010 hundreds of fish rained in Lajamanu, Australia.

2.       Blood:  Blood rain or red rain occurs when blood seems to fall from the sky. Sightings have occurred since 8th century BC. In the past the appearance of blood rain was seen as a bad omen, and was used to foreshadow events. There are several theories as to what blood rain is. Scientists have said that it may be caused by an unidentified form of life without DNA, red dust suspended in water, or by the presence of micro-organism. Sunspots and Aurorae may also be to blame.

3.       Raw Meat: There have been several instances where raw meat has fallen from the sky. The most famous incident was the Kentucky Meat Shower on March 3rd, 1876.  During this time several flakes of red meat, thought to be beef, mutton or venison, rained down near Rankin, Kentucky.

4.       Frogs: One of the most common types of bizarre “rain” is frogs. Frogs have more recorded incidents than any other types of objects that have fallen from the sky, and the amount of the falling creatures is much larger. In 1977, thousands of frogs fell prior to a heavy storm in Carnet-Plage France. On September 23rd 1973, “tens of thousands” of small frogs fell during a storm in Brignoles France. In 2010, tadpoles rained down on a town in Japan.

5.       Golf Balls: Several dozens of golf balls fell on the town of Punta Gorda off the coast of Florida in 1969.

6.       Yellow Rain: In 1978 yellow rain fell on villages in Laos. No one knows what the cause of this rain was, however some suspect it was either a substance that fell from planes, a chemical weapons attack, or caused by a phenomenon known as mass defecation flights, where honeybees rained down yellow bee feces.

7.       Money: On October 8th, 1976, a plane dropped 500 lire, 1,000 lire, and 10,000 lire notes down on the citizens of Piazza Venezia in Rome. In another instance, a German woman was able to collect a decent amount of money as it fell from the sky as she was driving.

8.       Human Waste: Gerry and Leroy Cinnamon of Woodinville, Washington were shocked when, on October 18th, 1992, several baseball sized chunks of greenish ice came crashing through the roof of their living room. As it began to melt, it started to smell horrible. Two days later the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the green chunks of ice were actually frozen human waste from a leaky United Airlines sewage system. Similarly, chunks of waste have also fallen in Tennessee (where it weighed 25 lbs!), in Denver, and Chicago.

9.       Hay: The town of Devizes in England was in for a surprise when hay began raining down in handful size lumps in the center of town.

10.   Sharks: In 2012 a shark fell on a golf course in Southern California. It was able to be transported back to the ocean where it was released.

Other Strange Things: Some other strange things to have fallen from the sky include snakes, spiders, maggots, seeds, nuts, stones, mud, birds, and non-dairy creamer.

(Sources: Unexplained Phenomenon by Bob Rickard and John MItchell, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/strange-rain-why-fish-frogs-and-golf-balls-fall-skies-180956527/?no-ist, http://mentalfloss.com/article/52336/10-things-have-rained-skyhttp://mentalfloss.com/article/52336/10-things-have-rained-sky)

Ok so recently I posted a set of pictures of a Lydia Deetz cosplay I did from from the Beetlejuice cartoon.
It was just a silly little closet cosplay I did for fun and make-up practice.
However, it somehow managed to get 250+ notes in three days. Just a silly little snapchat story cosplay.

Of course, I am incredibly appreciative and happy that so many people enjoyed it enough to like it and even reblog it. It’s very kind.


I must give credit, where it is due.

I did do the cosplay just for fun and on a whim, however I would be lying if I didn’t say, that I wasn’t inspired by these absolutely amazing cosplayers:

That there, is the wonderfully beautiful @trashmudquinn​ and her incredibly talented partner.

They are, by far, the greatest Beetlejuice cosplayers I’ve ever seen, and some probably the nicest, most appreciative people I’ve had the pleasure to come across.

They dedicate their entire blog to their cosplays, and spend their good time and money creating photos, and gifs and even videos of them in these characters, and it’s so good, it’s like the cartoon come to life.

They put so much god damn effort into everything, just because they are passionate about it. They don’t get paid, they’re not sponsored by anyone. It’s just something they love and enjoy.
And the best part is, they have new content up on their blog, almost every day! Every damn day they have something fun and well made to show off!

But the point I’m trying to make is, not enough people are seeing this. 
Their posts hardly get any notes, despite the amount of hard work and how many times they may re-post them.

So what I’m trying to say is, 
As much as I appreciate all the notes on my cheap, silly little practise closet cosplay,
If you want to reblog, and like something amazing and worth having on your beautifully spooky ghostly blogs,

please check out @trashmudquinn. Because they deserve so much more love and attention than they are getting.

And believe me,

It’s so worth it.
<3 xx