There have been persistent rumors around the Internet lately discussing the "alien life" that fell for two months on India in 2001. At first dismissed as yet another "miracle" story by those silly Indians, the story seems to be gaining increasing traction with time and examination.
There is a small bottle containing a red fluid on a shelf in Sheffield University's microbiology laboratory. The liquid looks cloudy and uninteresting. Yet, if one group of scientists is correct, the phial contains the first samples of extraterrestrial life isolated by researchers.
Inside the bottle are samples left over from one of the strangest incidents in recent meteorological history. On 25 July, 2001, blood-red rain fell over the Kerala district of western India. And these rain bursts continued for the next two months. All along the coast it rained crimson, turning local people's clothes pink, burning leaves on trees and falling as scarlet sheets at some points.
Is there life beyond Planet Earth? Has it been raining down on us intermittently for years without any awareness on our part? More, with good links here.