Since the nearest river is 326 miles away, nobody is sure how the fish made it all the way to this remote desert town of less than 700 people. However, meteorologists have a theory. They believe that the small fish got sucked up by the thunderstorms, which carried them up 40,000 to 50,000 feet. At these altitudes, the small fish froze inside the clouds and got blown inland by the strong winds, where they finally precipitated as 'rain'.
While some of the residents were surprised at this unusual event, others took it in stride - after all they have seen this twice before - in 1974 and 2004.
This is not the first time people have reported unusual gifts from the heavens. A 1940 tornado in Russia resulted in a shower of coins while in 1857, Lake County residents reported a downpour of sugar crystals!
And that's not all - In 1969, it rained golf balls in the town of Punta Gorda in Florida and blackbirds and pigeons for two straight days in San Luis Obispo,California. Also, it was just last June when Japan reported a tadpole downpour! Have you seen any unusual 'rain'? If so be sure to add your comments below.
sources: accuweather.com, thesun.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk