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Maine Shower of Toads

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 2nd, 2011

Middletown Daily Times
Middletown, New York

July 13, 1893

A Shower of Toads.

BANGOR, Me., July 13. – A remarkable shower of live toads fell between Olamon, this county, and Grand Falls. Millions of them half an inch long were seen hopping in all directions.

Loren Coleman – has written 5491 posts on this site.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


6 Responses to “Maine Shower of Toads”

  1. Kimble responds:

    Loren! I’m offended at this! Clearly this is a 19th century thinly veiled attack on my fellow French Canadian Immigrants!

    Happy 4th!

    Rob

  2. Mïk responds:

    Very Fortean, indeed. So there’s gonna be a tadpole boom in NY?

  3. David-Australia responds:

    Too brief – I would have expected a warts ‘n all account (sorry).

  4. curiouskeptic responds:

    I can believe this because when I was young (approx. 7 years old), we lived about 25 miles north of Nashville, TN., way out in the country. I can remember when it would come a big rain, the rain barrel at the corner of the house would be full of frogs and tadpoles. They could also be seen all over the ground. I’ve heard it explained that during the evaporization process, that the eggs get drawn up into the atmosphere and when the temperature is right, they continue developing and when it rains, they simply come down with the rain because of the gravity.

  5. flame821 responds:

    Is it just me or do these things seem to not happen anymore? I mean the occasional fish or amphibian here and there, but fish falls don’t seem to happen nearly as much as previously reported. I wonder if that’s due to change in weather patterns, over fishing, or something else.

  6. Nominay responds:

    Of course this is real, otherwise there would be nothing to base this scene on.



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