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Mysterious Rain of Rocks

Editor's Note: the Almanac includes the following as folklore - not history. Although some elements of the story may indeed be historical fact, we offer these stories as a part of the cultural fabric of Los Angeles County.


About 200 rocks landed on a Lynwood used car lot between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm on a September day in 1960. Police could not find the source. A man was seen throwing a rock but was found not guilty. A psychic researcher testified that the source was a poltergeist.

Source: California the Curious by Ray Reynolds, Bear Flag Books