Is it possible to Rain frogs? Curious Answers To Simple Questions

Why Do Frogs Rain?

The rain of toads, fish, money and even blood from the sky. They are already part of the serious studies of the scientific community around the world.

These scientists. At first, they were skeptical of believing in these phenomena. Today, they are still very much alive. They analyze and study these facts that are actually still happening all over the planet Earth.

Rain frogs


This curious event. It is often quite perplexing for those who are due to receive the singular downpour.

The result of an extraordinary meteorological phenomenon that can be accompanied by common rainfall.

It happens when a tornado in its path covers a body of water. It captures the small aquatic living things that live in it suspended in the air. Dropping them miles away.

These tornadoes seem selective. They may also catch any aquatic being that lives in the environment in question and whose weight is not significant.


Tornadoes form inside storm clouds. At the borders separating upward currents from downward shots.

Tornadoes concentrate all their destructive force in a small area.

Its strength is enormous: Its winds reach speeds of up to 480 km/h. It is capable of absorbing not only fish or frogs but even cows, horses and cars.

Just as you don’t take a whole herd or fleet. The concept of rain from cows or cars is ruled out.

About 2000 years ago the Greek writer “Athenaeus” reported a rain of green toads that fell on the villages of Paeonia and Dardania.

So many toads fell from the sky that the floor was filled with them. They were all killed by the heavy impact of the crash on the ground and a strong, foul smell flooded the villages.

But this rain of toads is not just yesterday’s thing. In small towns like Gloucestershire, England. A few years ago a heavy rain of pink frogs was reported.

This happened in the year 1987, thousands of tiny pink frogs that fell from the sky onto English houses and streets.

Naturist Ian Darling then said that they were actually white or rather albino frogs that looked pink from the color of the blood seen through their skin.

Experts said these frogs arrived with sandstorms from the Sahara, possibly traveling inside atmospheric water globules.

The Rain of the Oldest Animals

The rainfall of animals dates back to 200 AD and is one of the most curious and eccentric phenomena in nature.

Sometimes it rains frogs from the sky. But not only, but it also rains worms, sardines, and mice. In 1997, Kim Ho, a Korean fisherman, was knocked out by a frozen squid that fell from the sky and hit him on the head.

The poor man lost consciousness for two days and even suffered brain damage. His fishing companions assured him that they had not attacked him and that they did not keep stocks of frozen fish on board either.

Rain of Animals

The rains of animals are not (only) urban legends and there is already much-documented evidence of this. Imagine driving the car, when suddenly thousands of spiders start falling on your head. That’s exactly what happened in 2013 to Erick Reis, a Brazilian boy who recorded the event with his camera.

In Pennsylvania, in 1870, there was a massive fall of snails over the city of Chester. The animals were so numerous that Scientific American magazine wrote that it “looked like a storm in the storm.

In 1894 the city of Bath, England, experienced a rain of jellyfish, while storms of worms and worms have occurred in Louisiana in 2007, in Scotland during a football match in 2011 and in Norway in 2015.

However, the most common parachute animals’ are frogs. In 1915, a gigantic cloud of frogs was released over Gibraltar (according to the scientific journal Nature), a phenomenon that was also recorded in 1981 in Nablus, Greece, and then in Serbia in 2005.

“There are no such frogs here,” said Stevan Stevanovic, a witness to the event. “They’re gray and not green like these, which are also much faster.”

Sri Lankan

a Sri Lankan village, when in May 2014 they saw fish raining down to a platform of 5 to 8 cm above streets and rooftops. The villagers did not waste such an unexpected gift and staged a banquet of over 50 kg of fish, while the animals survived the fall were collected and eaten afterward.

Why are animals raining?

Around these phenomena, the most eccentric theories have proliferated: from divine anger to the attempt of some chimerical extraterrestrials to dispose of the surplus food before traveling to another planet.

However, the most plausible hypothesis is that the animals are sucked in by intense whirlwinds, tornadoes or hurricanes, which would transport them at great heights and then release them to the ground, even at great distances from the point of collection.

This was also the thesis of the famous French physicist André-Marie Ampère, one of the first scientists to take the phenomenon of animal rain seriously.

According to this theory, sometimes animals survive the journey, sometimes they are crushed by the force of the winds or even end up frozen by low temperatures, as was the case with the fearsome’flying squid’.

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