Can it really rain frogs and fishes?
Yes! It doesn't happen very often, but there are several known instances where frogs, fishes and others have been sucked up by tornadoes or violent winds associated with thunderstorms, and dropped down out of the sky miles from their ponds. Tornadoes may lift up animals into the air and deposit them miles away. Sometimes the animals survive the fall, suggesting the animals are dropped shortly after extraction. Several witnesses of raining frogs describe the animals as startled, though healthy, and exhibiting relatively normal behavior shortly after the event. In some incidents, however, the animals are frozen to death or even completely encased in ice. There are examples where the product of the rain is not intact animals, but shredded body parts. Some cases occur just after storms having strong winds, especially during tornadoes. Rain of flightless animals and objects has been reported throughout history. Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals "rain" from the sky. The phenomenon has never been witnessed or scientifically tested.