File this one under “Only in Florida”
It turns out pigs do fly! At least they did in Deerfield Beach, Florida, early Saturday morning.
At 4am Travis Adair and his family were roused by a large bang. Travis assumed it was thunder, but his wife Jennie wasn’t so sure. Later when she went outside to investigate she found two bundles next to the house. On the roof their son Austin found three. They were shocked to find that the packages contained 15 lbs. of frozen sausage that appeared to have mysteriously fallen out of the sky and onto the roof of their house.
"It had to fall from the sky," Adair told CBS News. "It was too heavy to throw on the roof." The home is near three airports, so Adair thinks it fell from a plane.
The label on the packaging revealed that the mystery meat belonged to a man named Jim Williams, who lives in Myakka City, a small, rural town 170 miles north west of Deerfield Beach. Williams, who isn’t a pilot and doesn't own a plane, told CBS News that he purchased a few pigs at a county fair back in January. He says he kept most of the meat and gave some away, but he has no idea how any of it ended up on the roof of the Adairs’ house.
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"I would have thought 15 pounds of frozen meat falling from an airplane would have put a hole in the roof," Williams said to CBS.
Jimmy Kimmel got wind of the wayward meats, and invited the Adairs on his late-night show to talk about the experience. Watch the funny interview below:
As for the fate of the traveling sausage? The Adairs say they threw it away, although Wiliams did offer to throw the family a barbecue.