Re: NANFA-- Heaven Sent Shad?

Roselawn Museum (
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:56:50 -0400

I first heard about it from Dr. Seuss.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 09:46 AM 7/10/01 -0400, you wrote:
>This kind of "fish out of sky" or "rain of frogs" story falls into a
>category called Fortean phenomena, after an eccentric 19th century writer
>named Forte who compiled such stories from the media into books. Forte
>rarely offered explanations for these anomalies. But some of these
>phenomena, such as rains of fish, can be attributed to water spouts sucking
>up water and everything in it into the air, and dumping it on land some
>distance away. A modern compiler of such events is the magazine _Fortean
>Times_, published in the UK. FT is definitely a break with the ordinary...
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>Huntsville, AL, US of A

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