The Mystery of Meat Rain In Kentucky, USA

On 3 March 1876 around 11-12 noon, the sun was shining brightly. The wind blowing in from the west blew up the damp cloth in the garden. At that time, Mrs. Crouch, who lives in Bath County, Kentucky, is making soap on her home porch. When she was just walking a few steps from her house it suddenly rained.

But strangely enough, after all that rain is not a common sight. Not the falling water, but strange objects that look like pieces of meat. According to Mrs. Crouch, those red meat pieces look awful.

The mystery incident lasted for several minutes. Mrs. Crouch and her husband, Allen, noticed that their yard was full of pieces of meat scattered around. Both immediately associated the event as a warning from God.


Soon the story of the rains went viral. Mrs. Crouch neighbors begins to visit to find out what happened. They saw with their own eyes pieces of meat falling on the ground, on the rooftops, and in some places until someone got stuck on the fence.

The pieces are about 5cm in size and look like beef. However, according to a Scientific American report, two men had tasted the meat and claimed that it was a lamb or a deer. Meanwhile, a local hunter named B.F Ellington said it was a bear meat.

According to the sanitarian (Public Health Inspector) Leopold Brandeis, the meat was identified as Nostoc, a type of cyanobacteria. Brandeis then sent the meat samples to the Newark Scientific Association for analysis. Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton later issued a letter stating that the meat was the lung tissue of a horse or human baby.


Charles Fort in his book The Book of the Damned notes that there is no rain. The locals prefer the explanation that the meat is actually consumed by a flock of vulture birds. A doctor named LD. Kastenbine supports this theory in Louisville Medical News as the best explanation of this strange phenomenon.


According to Charles Fort, vulture birds have vomited the meat as part of their efforts to save themselves quickly. Also, the process is a method of defense of the vulture bird when they are in danger.


Charles Fort added that the flat, dry pieces of meat were a result of air pressure. Meanwhile, 9 days after the occurrence of the Kentucky meat show, on March 12, 1876, red blood cells that looked like vegetables had fallen in London.

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