Catfish Falls From Sky At Fairmount Park; Hits Woman In Face

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — File this one under strange and unusual… and maybe even hilarious. A woman walking in Fairmount Park earlier this week was hit by a fish that fell from the sky above.

Lisa Lobree said she was walking a path between Kelly Drive and the Waterworks Pier on Labor Day morning, when she heard a rustling in the trees above. Then something came crashing down and hit her in the head.

“I think it might have been head, face, and neck because I smelled so bad afterwards. I smelled disgusting,” she said.

As she regained her composure, a friend she was walking with found the culprit.

“It bounced off Annie. Annie sees me go down, turns around, looks and goes ‘Oh my God! It was a fish,'” Lobree said.

Lobree suffered a small cut to her face and some swelling from the catfish, which was over a foot long. She admits to being a bit hysterical at first, but now she can see the humor in the bizarre story.

“Think it’s just nice it’s giving people a good story to laugh at.”

As for where the fish came from, a few friends spotted a bird flying away right after the fish fell, probably a little upset that it just lost his lunch.

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  1. Joedy says:

    Speaking as a commercial catfisherman, that’s no “5 lb.” catfish. 1.5 lbs max!! But I wouldn’t want one to hit me in the head either.

  2. As an aside, the fish smelled better than Hillary!

    1. Jesse Peterson says:

      Everything about Shrillary is a little fishy.

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