This Tuesday rained apples in the town of Keresley in Coventry, England. More than a hundred of the fruit were reported to have fallen from the sky.
One driver said: “The apples fell out of the sky as if out of nowhere. They were small and green and hit the bonnet hard.
“There were other cars on the road at the time too and everyone had to stop their cars suddenly.”
Some of the local folk wondered if the apples might have fallen from a passing plane, while Keresley parish councilor Sandra Camwell said a freak black-out happened on the same road last year.
She said: “Strange things do happen in this part of the world. I think it’s highly likely that apples did fall from the sky.
“We’re in an area with a spooky history, where there have been witches for centuries, after all.”
Such happenings are often called “Fortean events, after Charles Fort who compiled a great many such happenings in his books. The local meteorological office suggested that a mini-tornado might have been responsible.
Among past reported Fortean events have been rains of fish, frogs, and on at least one occasion, pancakes.