A very strange phenomenon occurred in the town of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Several lamprey vampire fish fell down from the sky and frightened the town’s people.
The foot-long toothy eel fish were found lying in parking lots and on lawns and officials are trying to figure out what could have cause this strange incident, worthy of an X Files episode.
According to a story in an Alaskan newspaper, adult lamprey vampire fish fell down from the sky not just once, but for times in one week in the town of Fairbanks.
Some of these creepy-looking fish were found in the parking lot of the Value Village supermarket.
Officials say it’s very unusual for these fish to end up here because they are not often seen in the region.
As it was expected, some newspapers took advantage of the unusual incident and sensationalized it, saying that monster fish fell down from the sky and terrified the locals.
However, many agreed that the incident is indeed strange and scientists are trying to find a plausible explanation for it.
This is not the first time animals fell down from the sky. There have been other similar incidents where small creatures, usually frogs, fish, spiders and worms, mysteriously crashed down from the sky.
The logical explanation behind this type of incidents is that tornadoes or waterspouts cross over a river or a lake and pick up debris and even small animals.
The tornadoes then carry these animals for miles and rain them down, frightening the people who don’t know what to make of it.
However, weather officials said that there were no tornadoes in Fairbanks recently to have caused the unusual lamprey vampire fish rain.
Some suspect this to be a prank, while others, like people from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game say that the lamprey vampire fish were most likely dropped by flying seagulls.
Seagulls are known to feed on lamprey fish, but they don’t always it them on the ground. Sometimes the seagulls take their food and fly with it in their beaks.
Occasionally, the birds drop their fish and so it can land on someone’s front lawn.
Only Four lamprey vampire fish were found in the last week in Fairbanks, Alaska, so it can hardly be called a “fish rain”.
But because this species of fish are rarely seen by the common people, some may have been scared seeing them falling from the sky.
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