Woman Says She Was Hit by Catfish That Fell From the Sky in Philadelphia

A woman said she was walking along a street in Philadelphia when she was suddenly hit in the face with what turned out to be a 5-pound catfish, according to multiple reports.

Lisa Lobree told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she was walking near the city's art museum on Labor Day morning when she heard a "rustling" in the trees above her and the catfish came crashing down onto her.

Witnesses reported seeing some sort of bird -- possibly a hawk or eagle -- flying away. The bird had apparently dropped the foot-long fish, which fell more than 50 feet through tree branches before hitting Lobree, who was left with a cut on the face.

“I think it might have been head, face, and neck because I smelled so bad afterwards. I smelled disgusting,” Lobree told Philadelphia-area news radio station KYW.  She added that while she can see the humor in it now, it wasn't that funny at the time it happened.

"It could have been so much worse," she said. "What if it hit a child? It was a not a fun experience, but there are so many worse things that could've happened. It's probably one of the strangest things that have happened to me in my life."

Lobree, who did a lot of fishing growing up in Colorado, told the newspaper it was the first catfish she ever caught.

A version of this article originally appeared on Newser: Catfish Falls From Sky, Hits Woman on City Street

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