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It was raining in the city by the bay. A hard rain. Hard enough to wash the slime ... Star Trek: The Next Generation s1e12: The Big Goodbye, Data’s recounting of holodeck adventure
It’s a hot and humid July in 2001. And something very strange has happened on planet Earth. Here in southern India many villages are the focus of a possible alien invasion. It starts with rain. Red rain. The local people were horrified. Horizon: We are the Aliens? BBC 2006
The particles weren’t dust at all. They were alive. But what was this mysterious life-form? There was only one way to find out: take a look at the DNA. The results came back: there was no DNA. It was life but not as we know it. ibid.
The discovery of DNA in the red rain cells has been corroborated by another lab. Yet this recent finding has done nothing to dent Chandra’s unshakable belief that the red rain is extraterrestrial. He believes that all life in the cosmos will probably share various types of DNA. ibid.
That acid [rain] is slowly dissolving the whole state [Florida]. Iain Stewart, Horizon: Swallowed by a Sinkhole, BBC 2014
Every year thousands of tons of material from outer space rains down on our planet’s surface. Most of the time we’re unaware. But sometimes it can’t be ignored. Around the world people have reported finding strange matter where these meteors fall. Sometimes it’s a gelatinous goo. Other times it looks like it’s raining blood. Paranatural s1e3: Blood Rain and Star Jelly, National Geographic 2010
November 28th 2001, Manchester, England ... Mera [paranormal investigator] searches for anything that could have fallen from a recent meteor shower. And finds something completely unexpected. A gelatinous blob. It has a smell often associated with meteoric rock. An odour similar to rotten eggs. ibid.
Dr Dan Rolph of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has found hundreds of historical accounts of strange substances falling from the sky. But one story in particular stands out ... ‘Flying Saucer Just Dissolves’. ibid.
August 1994 ... A strange gelatinous rain pummels the tiny town of Oakville, Washington. ibid.
Murchison, Australia, September 28th 1969: In the morning hours residents of this coastal town see a bright ball of fire shooting through the sky. Then, moments later, it rains rocks. Scientists later collect more than ninety kilograms of meteoric material ... They find amino acids. ibid.
On the other side of the planet meteor showers bring another strange rain. July 2001 India: people hear an explosion in the sky. Then as it does every year the summer monsoon brings heavy rainfall in southern India. When the rain comes it is blood-red. ibid.
Star jelly sightings after meteor showers occur around the world. But recently many reports are coming from Scotland. ibid.
Similar stories of red rain have essentially spanned history over thousands of years. It has been repeatedly reported. Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe, The UnXplained with William Shatner s1e13: Extreme Weather Mysteries, History 2021
We have discovered only weeks ago that the red rain cells when they are subjected to a hundred and thirty degrees Celsius temperature in an autoclave could reproduce. Chandra Wickramasinghe
The alien origin is looming large on the horizon. Red rain has been reported almost from Biblical times ... The star jelly has had a very long history. Chandra Wickramasinghe
Kerala, India 2001: a cosmic bang, a massive explosion in the atmosphere, and then a downpour of red rain. Ancient Aliens s3e7: Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics, History 2011
Global warming not only increases precipitation worldwide but it also relocates precipitation. Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, 2006
In 2011 record levels of rainfall flooded nearly every continent. The heart of America was torn apart by tornadoes. And Japan’s coastline was devastated by a horrific tsunami. The Year the Earth Went Wild, Channel 4 2011
January: Arctic conditions engulfed the northern hemisphere ... Record levels of rainfall soaked Australia. ibid.
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain. … Dewey Bunnell, Horse With No Name lyrics
The rain it raineth on the just,
And also on the unjust fella,
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just’s umbrella. Lord Justice Brown
It never rains but it pours. Early 18th century proverb
Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day. James Howell, Proverbs, 1659
Is tropical weather now spreading to other parts of the globe? Killer Rain, Discovery 2015
Rain is grace, rain in the sky condescending to Earth. Without rain there would be no life. John Updike
And ghastly through the drizzling rain
On the bald street breaks the blank day. Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain. Alan Jay Lerner, song 1956
He that has a little tiny wit,
With heigh-ho, the wind and the rain,
Must make content with his fortunes fit,
For the rain it raineth every day. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear III ii @75, Fool
Our chronicles inform us, that in the year 1176 it rained a shower of blood. Magna Britannia, 1720
Across time, across culture, it doesn’t matter, you get these same elements of meteorite falls time and time and time again: you have a sticky residue, you have a gelatinous substance, you have something that looks like coagulated blood. Dr Dan Rolph, Pennsylvania Historical Society
Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Exodus 9:18
There is a sound of abundance of rain. I Kings 18:41
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. Job 36:27-30
I always like walking in the rain, so no-one can see me crying. Charles Chaplin
It was a rainy night. It was the myth of a rainy night. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
When we came out of the sunnily lit interior of the Ladies’ Day offices, the streets were grey and fuming with rain. It wasn’t the nice kind of rain that rinses you clean, but the sort of rain I imagine they must have in Brazil. It flew straight down from the sky in drops the size of coffee saucers and hit the hot sidewalks with a hiss that sent clouds of steam writhing up from the gleaming, dark concrete. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
It was true that the city could still throw shadows filled with mystifying figures from its past, whose grip on the present could be felt on certain strange days, when the streets were dark with rain and harmful ideas. Christopher Fowler, Ten Second Staircase
The sky is darkening like a stain;
Something is going to fall like rain,
And it won’t be flowers. W H Auden, The Witnesses, 1935
There’s something very different about this rain – its colour ... Rain the colour of blood. Unexplained Files, Discovery 2013
Could the red rain plague in Colombia, India and Sri Lanka actually contain blood? And if so, where would it come from? ibid.