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.