Stones Thrown From Nowhere

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What Invisible Force Is Throwing Stones?

Rocks from nowhere
History is studded with accounts of “Stones From Nowhere” when rocks are seemingly thrown from outside our dimension, sometimes singly and sometimes in showers.

Imagine you are standing on your porch and a stone suddenly smacks into your side and drops to the ground.  You look but there is no one in site.  How would you react?

I have posted a couple stories on skyfalls where fish, frogs and other items have fallen from the sky en mass, but this is a slightly different phenomenon that I class as “Stones From Nowhere”.  Instead of large quantities of rocks falling from the skies, these events seem to be individual rocks thrown with a purpose, or even sometimes specifically targeted showers of rocks.  Here is the story that I found on Reddit that got me interested in this phenomenon.

My Grandmother was born in the early 1900s in Northern Virginia. She passed away on July 13th 1996 after raising ten children and helping with quite a few grand-kids and great grand-kids. She was a country raised woman, full of back hills knowledge such as being able to tell you when and how much it would rain just by looking at the leaves on a tree. She also, according to her stories, experienced numerous paranormal phenomena. I joke that she was a magnet for the paranormal. I don’t necessarily believe all of her stories, however, a few are corroborated by my aunts and uncles. I would like to share some of the stories that she told me. If I can research and add a bit of information along the way, I will. This is just one of those stories…

My grandparents used to live in a small “shack” in Nokesville, VA. on Vint Hill Road (215). The small place was next to a store named Buddy’s Market. Both the house and the store are no longer there, being replaced with a new housing developement as has been most of the surrounding area. (These are the GPS coordinates for where Buddy’s Market was once at: 38°44’0.97″N / 77°35’8.73″W. There is still a gravel pull off next to the road that was once part of the parking lot.) I am not sure how long they lived at this location. In 1952 they moved out of there to a larger house less than 1/4 a mile away, when my father was 1 year old.

There was a back porch which faced a field to the rear of the house. One day while my grandmother was on the porch peeling potatoes she heard a small thump at her feet. She looked down and a small smooth stone was spinning at her feet as if someone had lightly kicked it. As she watched it, another stone landed as though it was lightly tossed from somewhere. Both stones about the size of a chicken egg. She looked around to see who was tossing the stones at the porch, but there was no one in site. She had a clear view around the entire house due to it being in a field. She kicked the stones away, but they were quickly replaced by another. She told me that it was as if the stones just appeared two feet above the porch and dropped straight down.

This continued for the rest of the time that they spent in the house. Many years, in fact. Anywhere from 5-12 stones appearing almost daily, varying in size from that of a pea to the size of a golf ball. Sometimes, but rarely, even larger. She would toss them from the porch and eventually developed a sizable rock pile next to the porch. 3 of my aunts remember the rock pile and two say that they had seen the rocks appear on occasion as well.

My grandmother told me that she never noticed stones appearing at the new house, that it was just something that occured on the porch of the small place. She told me that she was not bothered by the experience. “They were only rocks, Jason. Nothing to be scared of.”

After a little research into the matter, I learned that “stone showers” are a rather… common?… event in the paranormal world. Although most of the events reported rocks being thrown, hurled or even falling with enough force to injure or break things. I could find very little evidence for the behavior which my grandmother told me of; stones gently dropping in a confined location for a period of time as great as what she witnessed.

Posted by: MarkTwainTwacks

This Stones From Nowhere Case Is Not Unique

I am always surprised and excited when I run into a phenomenon I haven’t hear of before so had to do some digging.  It turns out the the “Stones From Nowhere” phenomenon is not an isolated one.  There are documented cases happening as far back as the late 1600’s.

The earliest written account I have reference to is from Robert Kirk who in 1690 attributed the throwing of “great stons” to  “invisible wights.”  Another unexplained stone-throwing incident that took place in New Hampshire was recorded in a pamphlet entitled “Lithobolia, or the Stone-throwing Devil,” published in London in 1698.

The earliest undocumented account is that from physician to King Theodoric of the Ostrogoths, who in 530 AD, was said to been beset by a ‘diabolic infestation’ as showers of stones fell constantly on his roof.

The stories go on and on and I will endeavor to post as many as I can of these Stones From Nowhere cases as I can find.

Have You Experienced The Stones From Nowhere Phenomenon?

Have you or a family member experienced a Stones From Nowhere type experience?  If so you should absolutely send us an email fully detailing what happened.  You can of course email your thoughts on this bizarre phenomenon as well or just post your comments below.  Both will make us happy!


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19 Responses

  1. That has not happened to me,thank God. I am amazed that no one reports being hit by the stones.It seems like a poltergeist.That is my only thoughts on how this happened.I love to hear stories from my elders! Great thing is now most of us have cell phones and can capture these mysterious events as they happen.My house is surrounded by rock gravel and a few antique cars are parked outside when they are not being worked on and rocks would be horrible! I have seen the damage hail can have and its not pretty.MarkTwainTwacks, did she ever get hit with one?

    1. My name is Augustine Foyoh, i have experience it twice. The house we rented last year, it normally fell at night like a bullet that stick in to the walls, it look like granite stone that is very clean and shining. Secondly, it has happened today again at our new house. They are big and heavy. I am in Sierra Leone, west Africa

  2. Iplay the bagpipes and usually practice out on my back porch. There is a six foot fence around the perimeter of the yard and many trees. The yards behind mine drop to a much lower elevation directly on the other side of the fence. There is one clear view to a neighbor’s yard on the North side of my property. This home is owned by an elderly couple and their entire yard is also fenced in. This afternoon around 5:30 PM I was outside playing my pipes when suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my upper back followed by a loud thud on the deck. I couldn’t imagine what it was and looked all around before looking down to the deck. There was absolutely no one around; but some how a medium sized stone ( about 2″ and oval shaped) had been hurled with great accuracy at my back and hit it’s mark. I became very angry and began to look over all the fences into adjoining yards and even spoke to two of my neighbors. I’m starting to think that maybe this was not a prank but a paranormal event.

  3. When I was younger I was coming into my house then a stone suddenly just went straight past me I was frightened to death then that was replaced with a bigger stone so I thaught that someone was In my garden none of my brothers or sisters so I just guessed that it was a criminal for some reason.

  4. I am 33 now, I distinctly remember that when I was of 7-8 years I have gone through this experience. The stones were not indigenous to our region, those stones cab be found 300 miles away from my house.

    One night there was a shower of stone on our roof top. it was loud really, we rushed to roof to see who did it but there was no one.

    Second night the same thing repeated with slightly larger rocks and more in number.

    Third night again..

    Then it stopped for a while.. Then we my parents used to sleep at the porch to enjoy cool breeze of the night dunes. There was a day my mom-dad was about to go prepare their bed in the porch but then it happened. This time the shower was targeted not just the roof but the porch as well. It was dammn scary for all of us. The Rock size was bigger the quantity was 50+ stones that night.. few were of the size of a cricket ball, few golf ball sized and few were smaller.

    My mom – dad rushed to see roof if they could find some one escaping the scene but again no one..
    We didn’t hear anyone running off the scene, the amount and size suggests that it would need minimum 50-60 hands to throws that amount.

    Then after it stopped!

    It was scary, mysterious and I am getting goose bumps writing it.

  5. I actually came here to see if I could find an answer to what just happened last night. I woke to find 3good sized whitish yellow pebbles at the food of my bed on the carpet. I know they were not the the night before or I would have stepped on them making the bed. So odd.

  6. i was partying with my niece and nephew and a couple of my nieces friends one night in hinsdale mass at one of the friends houses we were drunk and decided to go drink more at this radio tower or something like that nearby when we reached the trail and as we walked up the trail small rocks started getting thrown at some of us it was super dark and we had little for light sources we didnt bring a flashlight i cant remember how long ago it was but i had a flip phone that i was using to try and see where i was walking the friend wasnt using anything because he knew the area so well so were basically following him it was hard to see eachother we assumed 1 of us was messing with everyone and throwing rocks but when we reached our spot and we all sat down i was facing everybody with my back towards the trail then i got pelted by a rock right in the middle of my back…needless to say every hair on my body stood up and i told everyone we need to get the fuck outta here and we left…a few things i think i should point out is that hinsdale mass is mostly woods barely any houses almost every house is spread apart by a long distance and the friends closest neighbor was an old woman so i doubt she walked up there with no light to creep around us silently and throw rocks at us in the middle of the night and same for anyone else the next closest location was a saw mill down the road and any other houses were very far in terms of walking in either direction i can almost guarantee no one else was around and if it was someone that was doing that then that is creepy as hell and if it wasn’t then thats even creepier and also id like to note ive always been a quiet kid keeping my back towards the wall so to speak and the whole time we were walking up that trail i kept looking around in the darkness and using my peripheral vision like i was expecting something to be there or like i was being watched it was a very scary experience and ill never go into any patch of trees at night by myself after that and sorry for any bad spelling and no punctuations but yeah thats my “rocks out of no where” experience

    1. just thought id point out to that i noticed there is another mark in the comments above we are not the same mark not that it really matters i just felt like i needed to say that and im probably the first comment here in a year and id love to hear what people think about my experience or if they had anything like this happen to them but to be honest ill probably never return to this page again most likely because im going to forget all about it in a day or two so i hope this helped someone or something cya take care

  7. I had stones head my head when I was around 11 12. It hurt pretty bad but I didn’t see a soul and I didn’t see the rock so I told my grandmother I was walking down the sidewalk in Michigan and that happened and she said it was the Devil and that scared the crap out of me and it never left my mind but it never happened again

  8. This just happened to me today at work. I was looking at a file when a pebble came out of nonwhere. I walked out of my office and no one was around.. I looked for an explanation as to where it might have come from but I have no clue. There aren’t any vents overhead or an open window. Don’t know where it came from or what it can mean.

  9. Shortly after my mom passed away, a few days later, I was sitting on my sofa, the baby was asleep. It was very quiet. Then all of a sudden there was a bang on the glass door to my deck. I got up and went over to the door and no one was there. No one was outside at all and it was very quiet so I sat back down. Then little pebbles started being thrown at the door. Quickly one after another it sounded like hail. It scared me, I just sat staring at the door while the rocks were hitting it. I got up and slowly walked over and as soon as I got to the door, it stopped. I opened the door, no one was there and it was so quiet not even an animal in sight. But there were a lot of little white rocks all over the deck. I was in shock but I strangely felt like it was her. I left the rocks there so I can show my siblings that coming weekend. The next morning very early I was in my room and my son was in the living room. He came to me and said “mom, there was a bang at the door and then a bunch of rocks started hitting it.” I was in shock. I said oh my god the exact same thing happened to me yesterday. He had no idea. I ran to the living room and opened the curtains but it was still so dark out and I couldn’t see anything. When the sun came up I looked on the deck and there were more white rocks. When the weekend approached I took my sister to see the rocks littering the deck. They were gone. My husband swept the deck, I was so mad but there were still some left and I took them and put them in a bag. It never happened again until this morning! And coincidentally I was just talking about it last night with my sister. This morning I was feeding my son his breakfast, I was facing the door and it was opened but the screen was closed and theres a metal screen on the bottom half of the screen. There was a small creaking noise against the screen which made me look and then rocks just started hitting it. I jumped up and walked to the door shaking and then it stopped. I opened the door and the little white rocks were there. I kneeled down and picked one up and then more rocks started being thrown next to me. None of them hit me. It was like it was known I was there and made sure not to hit me. There was no one there! No one in sight and it was very quiet. I started crying because I know it’s her. My sister had a dream about her recently, in fact most of my siblings have been having dreams about her except for me, I’ve been having nightmares. But in my sisters dream my mom told her that she was going to contact me. So I want to believe it’s her. They just so happen to be white and I have no idea where they are coming from. I saved them and took pictures of them.

  10. hi my name is denise, it just happened to me within the hour. I was in the kitchen puting some eggs on top self and when i closed the fridge i heard a loud crash like a glass shattering and then a small grey smooth rock landed at my feet out of nowhere. I checked the fridge for broken glass or glass on floor surrounding be but nothing just this oval shaped rock about the size of a quarter or slightly smaller just there on kitchen floor.could this be considered a poltergeist of some type? all i know is a heard a loud bang sounded like glass breaking and my husband was downstairs and heard it as well he thought it was the ice maker but I definately know for sure it wasnt ice maker, it wasn’t even on or making ice at all and that still wouldn’t explain the small rock falling in front of my fridge at my feet.

  11. Hi there everyone, this just happened to me today. I am staying at my cabin alone doing some work. My husband had to go back early. I am not outside but inside at the kitchen table doing work as I am lawyer. 2 small stones just fell right beside me about 10 minutes apart. I am the only one here and all doors and windows are closed. They just fell from the air. Also on Friday I was working on my deck and am very aware of my surroundings and as turned around and there were 2 dead hummingbirds. I love hummingbirds so to say I was upset was an understatement. I was extremely upset about this. Again, I had just been at that spot and they were lying side by side dead. I hope this isn’t an omen of some kind. 2 hummingbirds and 2 stones. ???

  12. i walked into my townhouse and a small pebble came flying at my face. i saw it coming. it was daytime and my mother clearly saw the whole thing. it hit my lip hard. we have also had random things fall from mid air in front of us while watching television, like my sons toys or my pill. things around the house rattle and fall. no matter where i move that’s happen. i’m starting to think it’s just me.

  13. This just happened to me which is why I’m even here. I’m not into paranormal stuff at all. I was sitting on my back patio enjoying the morning. Something kept catching my eye about 4 feet from me. Then out of nowhere a small smooth dirt covered pebble hit the ground and rolled a couple more feet. First I am under an awning and secondly there are 30 foot trees in the direction the pebble would have came from. The trajectory of the pebble was not possible. It first appeared about 2-3 feet off the ground at about my 2 o’clock. Hit the ground and rolled. Like I said I’m not a paranormal guy but this happened. A pebble out of thin air.

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