Archives for November 2010

Twenty-five bright flashes

About twenty-five bright flashes in rapid succession were seen in the sky of Cardiff, Wales, on Nov. 25, 1916, according to Arthur Mee in Eng. Mec., 104-239.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p521 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Sound and shock were violent

In Michigan, Nov. 27, 1919, a violent shock was felt, similar to one on Sept. 27 of the same year in Reading, England. People rushed from their homes, the New York Times reported the next day, thinking there had been an earthquake. At the same time, in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, a “‘blinding glare’ was seen in the sky.”

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p523 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Covered the ground completely

The Literary Digest of Sept. 2, 1921 published a letter from Carl G. Gowman of Detroit, Michigan, relating a fall from the sky of a substance resembling blood in southwest China on Nov. 17 (1920?). “It fell upon three villages close together, and was said to have fallen somewhere else forty miles away.” In one of the villages, the substance “‘covered the ground completely’”, and was found on roofs and the ground. The spots “did not dissolve in several subsequent rains,” and that “nothing was in bloom” at the time, so it was not pollen.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p524 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Covered the ground completely

The Literary Digest of Sept. 2, 1921 published a letter from Carl G. Gowman of Detroit, Michigan, relating a fall from the sky of a substance resembling blood in southwest China on Nov. 17 (1920?). “It fell upon three villages close together, and was said to have fallen somewhere else forty miles away.” In one of the villages, the substance “‘covered the ground completely’”, and was found on roofs and the ground. The spots “did not dissolve in several subsequent rains,” and that “nothing was in bloom” at the time, so it was not pollen.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p524 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

I have collected 294 records

I have collected 294 records of showers of living things.

Charles Fort, Lo!, p.544 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).