Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 12:23 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
TAMPICO, Mexico — People in a coastal town in Mexico witnessed a strange sight this week: fish appeared to fall from the sky during a light rain.
Civil defense officials in Tampico said small fish were found on the sidewalk Tuesday, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.
The phenomenon has been recorded since ancient times, The Associated Press reported. It is believed that waterspouts, which are tornadoes over water, can suck fish into the air and the wind carries them until they are tossed to the ground.