13/09/2016 1:34 AM AEST

Mysterious Catfish Falls From The Sky, Hits Woman In The Face

"One of the strangest things that have happened to me in my life.”

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s... a fish? 

A Philadelphia woman says she was knocked to the ground when a 5-pound catfish fell from the sky and struck her in the face.

Lisa Lobree was on her way to a Labor Day exercise class near the Philadelphia Museum of Art when she was suddenly “slammed by something,” Lobree told the Philadelphia Enquirer.

“I was like, ‘What!?’ I was freaking out,” she recalled.

Severalnews outlets suggested that the 16-inch catfish fell from the grasp of a bird flying in the sky above.

Lobree suffered a small cut under her left eye and some swelling from the flying fish.

She was also hit with a distinct odor.

I smelled so bad afterwards,” she told CBS Philadelphia. “I smelled disgusting.”

The offending catfish, with feet for scale.

Of course, nobody wants to be smacked in the face by a fish falling form the sky, but Lobree is at least making the best of it.

“It could have been so much worse,” she told the Inquirer. “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.” 

Lis Lobree was "hit by fish," but she has a good sense of humor about it.
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