No, rain is not magically falling in one spot; video viral with false claim

A video of mysterious “rain falling at one spot” routinely resurfaces on social media. The clip was viral massively shared last month with a Telugu text that said, “నిన్న టోగో లోని దక్షిణాఫ్రికా దగ్గర ఆకాశం నుంచి భూమ్మీదకు ఒకే ప్రదేశంలో బిందెలోనుంచి నీళ్లు పోసినట్టు ధారా పడింది. ఆ జల పాతాన్ని భూదేవి నోరు తెరచి (నీళ్లు పక్కకు వెళ్లకుండా )తాగింది. ఆ అద్భుత దృశ్యాన్ని మీరు ప్రత్యేక్షంగా చూడవచ్చును. పరమాత్ముడు ఉన్నాడు అనడానికి ఇంతకంటే నిదర్శనం ఏం కావాలి . (Yesterday in South Africa’s Togo, water came from sky like pouring from a steel pot. And Earth drank that water without letting it sprinkle on the sides. You can see this live, do you need any evidence to prove God?)”

నిన్న టోగో లోని దక్షిణాఫ్రికా దగ్గర ఆకాశం నుంచి భూమ్మీదకు ఒకే ప్రదేశంలో బిందెలోనుంచి నీళ్లు పోసినట్టు ధారా పడింది. ఆ జల పాతాన్ని భూదేవి నోరు తెరచి (నీళ్లు పక్కకు వెళ్లకుండా )తాగింది. ఆ అద్భుత దృశ్యాన్ని మీరు ప్రత్యేక్షంగా చూడవచ్చును. పరమాత్ముడు ఉన్నాడు అనడానికి ఇంతకంటే నిదర్శనం ఏం కావాలి.

Posted by Deepak Reddy Sunkara on Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The video was widely circulated on Facebook.

The video was also shared in English.

In Togo Water fell from the sky only at one place. Mother Earth swallowed entire water fall without allowing it to go sideways.Do you still want a proof that God exists.

Posted by Anand Sharma Kongbrailatpam on Thursday, 25 April 2019

Not magical rainfall

If one notices carefully, the water can be seen erupting from a hole in the ground and not falling from the sky.

The water might have been mistaken for rainfall as at several points in the footage, its peak was hidden by the nearby trees. However, at other places in the video, the peak can be seen separate from the sky and the clouds. The source of water in the ground is also clearly visible.

American fact-checking website Snopes had debunked this video in 2016. While it is currently viral as an incident that occurred in Tongo, Snopes had found that the same clip was also viral with the location as IndonesiaChina, and Vietnam.

We found the same video on Youtube, where it was described as – “sources of water, well digging.”

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