Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Colored Rains Of India...!

In this age of scientific knowledge and know-how, it's unusual to find something that is seemingly impossible to decipher. The colored rains of India are, however, just that!

Red Rain in Kerala
Red Rain Kerala

 From 25 July to 23 September 2001, red rain sporadically fell on the southern Indian state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was colored red, staining clothes with an appearance similar to that of blood. Yellow, green, and black rain was also reported. According to locals, the first coloured rain was preceded by a loud thunderclap and flash of light, and followed by groves of trees shedding shrivelled grey “burnt” leaves. Shrivelled leaves and the disappearance and sudden formation of wells were also reported around the same time in the area. A study commissioned by the Government of India found that the rains had been colored by airborne spores from a locally prolific terrestrial alga. Then in early 2006, the colored rains of Kerala suddenly rose to worldwide attention after media reports of a conjecture that the colored particles were extraterrestrial cells. The origin of the rain is still unknown today, despite worldwide efforts to discover the cause and true nature of the rain.

Sometimes these mysteries will haunt us for many years to come. Other times we just accept them Perhaps that's the best way to go! This story came from Listverse.

Coffee out on the patio this morning.


linda m said...

I remember reading about that colored rain. Sure is a mystery - maybe better left unsolved. Raining here again today.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Seems that Mother Nature always has something to surprise us with.
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

Don't remember this but it is weird with so much pollution in the air who knows.

Not to bad of a morning here. almost nice enough to sit on the porch, but would rather have it with my good friends at your place