In Honduras, the annual rain of fish has fallen. At least once a year, sometimes twice, usually around May or June, fish rain down from the heavens onto Yoro, Honduras. The locals call it Lluvia de Peces (downpour of fish) and claim it has been happening every year or about one hundred years. One rabbi claims this strange occurrence is a wakeup call warning of things to come.
No one has actually seen the fish falling from the sky. Simply put, after a heavy rain, the ground will suddenly be covered with fish. The residents collect the fish for their kitchen tables, but selling it is prohibited. Despite several attempts to discover the source of the strange phenomenon, scientists remain baffled.
The locals, however, have a simpler explanation: it’s a miracle.
A story is told of a Spanish priest, Father José Manuel de Jesus Subirana, who arrived in Honduras in 1855 and worked there until his death in 1864. According to the legend, Father Subirana saw the suffering of the poor people in Honduras and prayed for three days and three nights that God should help the poor people and to provide them food. In answer to his prayer, a dark cloud appeared and fish rained from the sky, feeding all the people. Since then this wonder is repeated every year.
There have actually been several reports of fish raining down from heaven, but Honduras appears to be the only place blessed with this deluge of seafood on a regular basis.
The prophet Zephaniah begins his prophecy with a scenario of dying wildlife, specifically mentioning fish.
I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the sky And the fish of the sea. I will make the wicked stumble, And I will destroy mankind From the face of the earth —declares Hashem. Zephaniah 1:3
Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a former member of the nascent Sanhedrin, said that such occurrences are signs of nature being directed by God.
“More and more, we are seeing natural occurrences that aren’t natural as we know it,” Rabbi Dayan told Breaking Israel News. “When I was younger, we heard of tsunamis and earthquakes, but now they are commonplace. Instead of one or two, there are some places in the world that are experiencing hundreds of earthquakes at a time.”
“Of course, everything is directed by God,” Rabbi Dayan continued. “But all these strange natural events are coming faster and faster to tell us that something exceptional is on the way. A person would have to be totally asleep to see fish falling from the sky and not wonder what is happening.”