Cloudy with a Chance of Crayfish (Part 2 of 2)

Cloudy with a Chance of Crayfish (Part 2 of 2)

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, more stories of strange things falling from the sky during storms!

Creationist Donald DeYoung writes about a storm in 1984 that dumped live six-inch flounder in a London suburb. Rains of flightless animals have been reported throughout history. In the first century AD, Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder documented storms of frogs and fishes. Indeed, the most common type of creature to fall from the sky is fish. It is thought that they get picked up by waterspouts and are then dropped over land, sometimes miles away.

1555 engraving of rain of fishWhile there are hundreds of stories like these from all over the world, the most unusual living creatures ever to appear out of the sky were horses of fire just before Elijah the prophet was taken up by a whirlwind into the heavens. But even that extraordinary historic event will pale in comparison to the return of Jesus Christ in the clouds.

For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.

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Ref: “World’s Strangest Weather Phenomena,” The Weather Channel, 4-7-14. “Has it ever rained frogs or fish?”, 101 Questions and Answers About Weather and the Bible, D. DeYoung, p. 84, (Baker Books, 2014). “Raining animals,” Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raining_animals.