It is easy to see that rains of animals have an artificial origin. It is more difficult when inorganic substances
come down in dry form or in water (rain, hail or ice), as it could be possible
that this is of cosmic origin. However these kinds of anomalous rains are
very strange too. In the 19th and
early 20th century)
these rains were often analyzed by chemists of that time. It didn't
shed much light on the mystery due to their limited scientific
equipment of that time. At present we have extremely advanced technological
equipment of all kind to analyze any substance. Unfortunately, there is
not much interest at all from scientists to do this, and samples often get
'lost'. Sometimes it is not worth the expense.
I think it possible that these inorganic materials
also come from spaceships cleaning out their cargo areas, tanks, reservoirs,
because some of the rains are very strange, and the rains have accompanying
characteristics that are exactly the same as with the live animal rains:
loud noises, repeating of the strange rain in the same area, light flashes,
being limited to a very small area, and happening during heavy rainfalls.
I didn't look up original news reports of these
rains, but only list their characteristics, for the purpose of comparison.
They are taken from Charles Fort Book of the Damned, and thus well before
the military started to experiment on the population with their biological
end chemical warfare agents which could account for similar kinds of 'rains'
in the second half of the 20th century.
Yellow substance, giving off nitrogen and ammonia
and an animal odor.
A yellow substance. But the microscope revealed
numerous globules of cobalt blue, also corpuscles of a pearly color
that resembled starch.
Reddish to yellow substance, it carbonized and
spread the odor of charred animal matter that it was not pollen, that
in alcohol it left a residue of resinous matter.
Yellow powder. It had an earthy, insipid taste,
and is described as "unctuous." When heated, this matter turned
brown, then black, then red.
A combustible yellowish substance, covering,
at least two inches thick, an area of 600 or 700 square feet. It was
resinous and yellowish. When torn, it had the tenacity of cotton. When
placed in water, it had the consistency of resin. "This resin had
the color of amber, was elastic, like India rubber, and smelled like
prepared oil mixed with wax."
Red rains, sometimes fluid,
Often analyzed by chemists of the time as being
water and a (sometimes high) percentage of animal matter. Go figure where
that animal matter came from.
Red rain, estimated that about 10,000,000 tons
of matter had fallen in England alone! Other vast quantities in Australia
Red rain; red substance when burned, the odor
of animal matter from it was strong and persistent.
Hailstones, some red, some blue, some whitish.
Red rain, drops of this rain left stains "such
as sandy water could not leave."
A reddish rain fell copiously for two hours.
A second red shower fell at 9 o'clock. Three days later, the red rain
fell again. The next day another red rain fell. Each fall occurred in "exactly
the same quarter of town."
Vividly red rain, blood-like.
A substance like blood, somewhat coagulated.
Thick, viscous, red matter.
A highly unpleasant substance, the substance
was clear blood and portions of flesh scattered upon tobacco fields.
A reddish substance that was "thick, viscous,
A rain fall "bringing down with it a red
substance, which proved on examination to be a red meal mixed with fine
A rain of a peach-red color. In this rain were
flakes of a hyacinthine tint, said to be organic in nature.
Red matter that looked like "vegetable
Black rains were more often than
the few description below, as often only the color was mentioned and nothing
Black rain, the color of ink, and of a fetid
odor and very disagreeable taste.
Black rain, it left a most peculiar and disagreeable
smell in the air.
A rain so black as to be described as a "shower
After two showers of a black rain: two of these
showers, vast quantities of a substance
described sometimes as "pumice
stone," but sometimes as "slag, "were washed upon the
sea coast" near Slains (Scotland).
A black rain, so intense that the following
day brooks were still dyed with it.
A black rain was accompanied by "shocks
like those of an earthquake." The earthquake had occurred at the
climax of intense darkness and the fall of black rain.
Often found to be of a gelatinous or similar texture,
but rarely analyzed. Interestingly, in several cases luminous bodies were
seen in the sky prior to the gelatinous falls.
Grayish substance: nut sized masses of a substance
that is described as both resinous and gelatinous. It was odorless until
burned: then it spread a very pronounced sweetish odor. It is described
as like gelatin, but much firmer: but, having been in water 24 hours,
it swelled out,
and looked altogether gelatinous.
The ground was found covered with masses of
jelly, the size of peas.
A storm of glutinous drops neither jelly fish
nor masses of frog spawn. "Many soon developed into a wormlike
chrysalis, about an inch in length." A scientist examined it and
said it to be "minute worms in filmy envelopes". It repeated
itself several days later.
"Lumps of jelly" were found on the
ground. The substance was whitish, or resembled the coagulated white
of an egg.
Showers of a sort of matter like butter or grease,
having "a very stinking smell."
A substance which the country people called "butter". "soft,
clammy, and of a dark yellow" that cattle fed "indifferently"
in fields where this substance lay. "It fell in lumps as big as
the end of one's finger." It had a "strong ill scent."
His Grace calls it a "stinking dew."
A substance that was wine yellow, transparent,
soft, and smelling like rancid oil.
A fall of oily, reddish substance.
Hail in which was a substance described as 'turpentine'.
Other Inorganic Substances
A fall of of a mass of burning sulphur, about
the size of a man's fist.
Large crystals of salt fell in a hail storm.
Saltish substance in a form like snow.
Substance that looked like crystallized nitre,
and that tasted like sugar
Several falls of what looked like slag or cinders,
or resembling coke, and burning, bituminous matter", and
carbonaceous matter, substances resembling coal.
Interesting account: "On June 15, 1857
a farmer who lived in Ottawa, Illinois reported that he heard a hissing
sound in the sky and he looked up to see a shower of cinders falling
to the earth. They landed on the ground in a V-shaped pattern about
50 feet from where he was standing and caused the ground to steam and
the grass to catch fire. The larger cinders buried themselves into the
earth and even the smallest pieces were inserted into the ground at
least partially. The farmer, whose name was Bradley, noticed
a small, dense and dark cloud “hanging over the garden” at
the time of the fall. The weather that day had been damp and a little
rainy but no thunder or lightning had been reported. "
Strange Ice Blocks
Always during heavy thunderstorms, but they cannot
have formed as hailstones do.
Falls of large amounts of large ice masses,
the size of 'man's head, pumpkin size, many inches in diameter, many
pounds etc. In one instance killing thousands of sheep.
Singular blocks of ice, many pounds each, many
feet thick! "80 pounds", "a cubic yard in size". "the
size of a sheep"
Cases had been reported in China and Brazil
in 1995 where blocks as heavy as 440 pounds crashed to Earth.
In 1849, a block of ice that was estimated to
weigh a half a ton fell on the Balvullich farm in Ord, Scotland. It
measured about 20 feet in diameter and was reported to be crystal clear,
although apparently made up of many cubes and diamond-shaped hunks of
ice fused together.
Flat pieces of ice fallen in clear weather,
but thunder sounds were heard. Flat pieces of ice, an inch long, after
a "profound darkness". Roughly broken fragments of a smooth
sheet of ice. two inches long, one inch thick.
Ice pieces that resembled icicles.
Small hailstones that exploded.
Some interesting accounts of blue colored ice blocks
in Greece (from
“Blue Ice” Mysteries : Late in November,
1981, Mrs. Androniki Maglara in Poros, Argolis, Peloponnese, heard a
loud bang οn her rooftop. Upon examination, she saw a block of "blue
ice" the size of a human fist. "At first," she
said, "Ι thought they were pieces from my solar heater
and Ι called a technician who explained that the 'blue ice' had
nothing to do with the heater. Then Ι worried, and Ι called
the police. Ι kept one of these things in the refrigerator. What
are they?" The police, after a field investigation, didn't
seem to be interested in the curious incident. A chemist friend of Mrs.
Maglara performed some simple experiments, but couldn't determine the
composition of the "blue ice." Also, it was certified that
the rooftop had blue stains that proved to be indelible.
Apparently they were caused by the blue ice chunks melting. The piece
that was found by Mrs. Maglara was kept in the refrigerator and later
was said to be brought to Athens for a full scientific examination,
but nobody knows for sure what finally happened to it. (Source:Apogevmatini,
26 November 1981).
On June 16, 1985, in Demiri village, near Tripolis
of Arcadia, in central Peloponnese, a strange object falling with tremendous
speed and emitting a whistling sound as it was coming down hit a hangar
belonging to Konstantinos Nikolopoulos. The sound of the impact terrified
Nikolopoulos and his friends Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Demetrios Dalamangas,
who were sitting together chatting in the yard of the house. The object
must have been enormous, since even after shattering οn impact,
the largest piece was the size of a watermelon! The collision was so
hard that a great hole was made in the hangar, and one of the thick,
wooden, support beams was broken like a match. The three men approached
the fallen debris and discovered that it was blue in color (like the
object of Poros, four years earlier). Suddenly, a few minutes after
the fall, the debris started to melt at a faster speed than that of
normal water-composed ice. Its smell was undefinable, and it was not
toxic οr corrosive. They touched the pieces and found that
their hands were colored blue. The biggest piece of
ice was put into the refrigerator.
The next day, a Greek Air Force helicopter arrived
at the scene, carrying Col. Andreas Varrenis, two other officers, and
two scientists. They examined the chunk that was left, which had been
carried to the police station by Mr.Nikolopoulos the day before. The
first test was for radioactivity. The conclusion was that the "ice"
was not radioactive. The officers took the object into the helicopter
and left, carrying the "ice" to the Ministry of National Defense.
On June 18th, the Minister of Defense, Antonis Drosoyannis, told reporters
that the object was something unexplained and that it had to be sent
for further analysis and research either to the Democritus Center for
Nuclear Research οτ to the General Chemistry of the State.
What finally happened remains a mystery. (Source: Apogevmatini,
18 June 1985; Ethnos, same date; Nea, same date).
[my own note: ice must have been water with a blue
dye or solvent in it before it froze. Also, why does the military retrieve
an ice block?]