It wasn’t quite raining cats and dogs in Los Banos, California, but Elaine Bouschard and her grandson, Taylor Callaway, say it was a miracle when they saw a tiny dog fall from the sky.
Callaway explained, “All of a sudden I saw this little puppy laying there, he was almost dead.”
“Right here is where Taylor started yelling that he saw the puppy. I looked up and the hawk was just flying right here, circling around and at that point, we all just went to the puppy,” added Bouschard.
They did what many would do. They picked it up, and kept it.
“My thought is that when God drops a puppy from the sky, you keep it,” expressed Bouschard.
She thinks the hawk may have grabbed the puppy from a junkyard because he was greasy when they found him.
“If you look here, there’s three little clutch marks, right here and when he hit the ground he bounced,” she explained.
She plans to add the miracle puppy to her mix of cats, dogs, horses and yes, she even owns a couple of hawks.
She said, “I actually think God just dropped me a baby to have for Mother’s day, so this is my baby for Mothers Day!”
Bouschard’s still trying to figure out why the hawk decided to release the puppy from it’s clutches.
“He is so wiggly and his nose, he’s a bulldozer, I could see him wiggling right out of the talons of it,” she said. It’s a gift from the sky she’s decided to name “TJ Heavenly.”
Bouschard has since given TJ Heavenly medicine and plenty of food.
She’s assuming he’s about eight weeks old because he opened his eyes for the first time on Tuesday.
Connecticut police have said that they have been unable to locate a mysterious object seen falling from the sky by witnesses, one of them a state trooper.
The Connecticut State Police said that the glowing green object, which some witnesses described as being the size of a whale, was seen falling from the sky in the Litchfield area around 2 a.m. on Thursday morning.
It is believed to have plunged into Bantam Lake.
Police said that emergency responders attempted to locate the object, but the search was called off after a few hours.
On March 1, 2012, reports of a green glowing object seen falling in the skies above Conception Bay South, Newfoundland. Another green glowing object was filmed in the skies above Boca Raton, Florida on July 6, 2009
Green glowing object in the skies above Boca Raton, Florida, July 6, 2009
People in Derry, Northern Ireland are being plagued by a mysterious noise coming from the air, it has been claimed.
SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey says scores of people are being kept awake by unexplained activity in the night sky – and the noise it creates.
He says if it is caused by police or military activity then the authorities must offer an explanation.
“I have received a number of calls from concerned residents who have been unsettled and whose sleeping pattern is being affected by what can only be described as a relentless and disturbing buzzing noise in the Derry sky over recent days,” he says.
“There has been an issue regarding the use of the PSNI Helicopter that has been frequently deployed which has caused annoyance, and I have been in contact with the Police Air Support Unit to ascertain some information in respect of the deployment of the helicopter.
“That having been said, the helicopter has not been visible in recent days when this noise has been reported, and is obviously operating at a high altitude.
“If the PSNI confirm they are not responsible for the noise, then it is only logical, given enquiries that I have carried out, that the British Army are responsible for the operation of whatever device is causing grief to my constituents. I intend to write to the Secretary of State to confirm if this is indeed the case, as the presence of the noise is causing considerable anxiety.”
He added: “We need answers to these important questions and I do intend to continue to pursue statutory agencies to find out who is responsible.”
A unidentified,mysterious metal sphere has plunged from the sky on unsuspecting villagers in northern Brazil. This is causing an uproar in the community.
According to eyewitnesses, the UFO weighs about 50 kilograms and measures roughly one metre in diameter. The sphere fell on Wednesday in a village of Riacho dos Poços in Brazilian Maranhão state.
No casualties were reported apart from an unfortunate cashew tree that was severed by the object as it plunged to the ground.
Valdir José Mendes, 46, told police the sphere landed several metres from his house leaving a one-metre-deep hole in the yard.
“I heard the noise and I went out to see what caused it. I thought it was a plane that had fallen, or an earthquake,” he said.
The noise was such that Mendes was too scared to go outside. However, curiosity got the better of him and he headed outside to find the cashew tree’s trunk snapped in half by a mysterious metal sphere lying in a hole nearby.
Some 20 villagers joined Mendes to help him extract the object from the ground and examine it. Mendes says the sphere is hollow and if shaken some sort of liquid can be felt swishing inside.
Locals quickly spread the news, as they reached the town of Mata Roma over 2,000 people flocked to see the “UFO”.
“It was a huge uproar here. Some feared it was the beginning of the 2012 end of the world, others said it was ‘alien’, but I think it is a piece of satellite,” said Max Garreto Mauro, 25, a resident of Mata Roma.
Peter Costa, the meteorologist at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), agrees with Garetto, saying the object would probably be part of a satellite.
“I’m sure this is not a weather balloon or part of it,” he said.
Military police confiscated the sphere and took it to the barracks in the nearby Mata Roma. They have not specified what the UFO’s possible future will be.
In a statement the Air Force Command said it “does not have specialized structures to perform scientific research on this type of aerial phenomena, which prevents the institution to submit an opinion on these events.”
At this time of year, UK motorists battle their way through wind, rain and snow. It is not often that they would encounter a downpour of … apples!
Mystified residents encountered exactly this in Coventry on Monday night.
Bemused motorists were forced to take evasive action when an avalanche of apples descended from the sky just after the rush-hour.
The bizarre incident is thought to have been caused by freak weather conditions leading to a sudden vortex of wind pressure.
The current of air could have lifted the fallen fruit in Coventry from a garden or orchard and released it over the Coundon area of the city.
Another theory is that the apples could have fallen from a plane flying overhead.
One motorist, who was travelling with her husband at about 6.45pm, said it was lucky the downpour hadn’t sparked a pile-up.
She 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.
‘It wouldn’t surprise me if some cars were damaged.’ She said they were both so astonished, they drove back to the site to confirm what they had seen.
‘When we went back the apples were still there,’ she added.
‘They were squashed where they’d been run over.
‘I know the area well and there are no apple trees around.’ Yesterday, a 20-yard stretch of the road was strewn with crushed apples made mushy by the rain.
Many had smashed as though they had fallen from a great height.
Baffled resident Dave Meakins opened the front door yesterday morning to find a number of smashed apples in his front garden.
The 63-year-old retired fork lift truck driver cleared the mess, initially believing it was down to misbehaving children until he looked across the road to see more apple debris and realised the scale of the phenomenon.
‘I honestly don’t know where the apples could have come from,’ said Dave.
‘I assumed kids must have thrown them because we do get the occasional egg and apple thrown but there’s way too much for that.
‘I would love to know where they came from.’ He and other neighbours are keen to get to core of the issue.
One theory is freak weather conditions may have caused a vortex of water pressure, which is when wind and rain form a powerful vacuum that can lift items and dump them up to 100 miles away. Some also believe the apples fell from a plane.
Today the Met Office said it was possible the apples had been scooped up by a tornado.
He said: ‘It’s hypothetically possible that a tornado could have picked them up and that they were transported in turbulent air until they fell.’