Archives for December 2010

The new prophet who had appeared upon the moon

Strange changes were reported to an isolated object in the eastern part of the moon’s Mare Serenitatis, known as Linne. Before October 1866, Linne was well-known as a dark object. On Dec. 14, 16, 25 and 27 of 1866, Linne was seen as a white spot. “But,” Fort writes, “there was something that had the seeming more of a design, or of a pattern, an elaboration upon the mere turning to white of something that had been black.” Sunlight seemed to have nothing to do with its changing appearance. (The Student, 1-261; Rept. B. A., 1867-22)

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 428 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Phantom soldiers

“Phantom soldiers” were seen in the sky near the Banmouth on Dec. 30, 1850, according to Rept. B. A., 1852-30.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p422 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

We shall have an outcry of silences

We shall have an outcry of silences. If a single instance of anything be disregarded by a System–out own attitude is that a single instance is a powerless thing.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p286 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Most extraordinary and singular phenomenon

A bright object was reported near the sun on Dec. 21, 1882, according to Knowledge, 3-13.

A light that looked like a great flame was seen far out to sea, off Ryook Phyoo on Dec. 2, 1845 (London Roy. Soc. Proc., 5-627).

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p287 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Smugness and falseness

Smugness and falseness and sequences of re-adjusting fatalities–and yet so great is the hypnotic power of astronomic science that it can outlive its “mortal” blows by the simple process of forgetting them, and, in general, simply by denying that it can make mistakes.

Charles Fort, New Lands, p338 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).