Have you ever been out for a walk, minding your own business on a nice day, only to have something mysterious fall from the sky and land right by you?
No joke, I was once leaving the supermarket and heading to my car, only for a Lego brick to fall out of the sky and land right by my feet. I suspect a bird had been carrying it in their beak or something, but the point stands that it's a pretty surreal experience.
Whether as a result of animals, ridiculous weather, or possibly even a plane crash, there have been plenty of strange incidents of things falling from the sky. The incidents of balloons coming down are an obviously man-made error, while things like fish and insects raining down have often been attributed to crazy weather conditions.
Some incidents though are ones that defy all explanation and just leave everybody involved puzzled. Case and point: a batch of frozen, grocery store pork recently fell from the skies above Florida, and people are stumped as to why.
In July 2017, a 15-pound bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family. Adair said Thursday that the package hit his roof with a "big bang." He thought it was thunder, but his wife Jennie later went outside and found two bundles next to the house. His son Austin found three on the roof.
"It had to fall from the sky," Adair said. "It was too heavy to throw on the roof."
The plot thickens from there: a label on the pork revealed it as belonging to Jim Williams, who lives 170 miles (270 kilometers) away in Myakka City, a rural town of 6,300 residents. When reached for comment, Williams revealed that he had bought some pigs from a county fair, and then given away some of the meat. He had no idea how some of it came to land on the Adairs's roof.
"I would have thought 15 pounds of frozen meat falling from an airplane would have put a hole in the roof," Williams said. As for the meat, the Adairs threw it away - though Williams has offered to throw the family a barbecue.