Archives for February 2011

A good one for exclusionists

Fishes fell from the sky on Feb. 11, 1859, at Mountain Ash, in the Valley of Abedare, Glamorganshire.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 83 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

There in the first place?

“I’d like to emphasize something that I am permitted to see because I am still primitive or intelligent or in a state of maladjustment:

"That there is not one report findable of a fall of tadpoles from the sky.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 81 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

Coil housing

Coil housing removed from the Model H-371b Universal Steamer¬†Airship manifestor drive. Parts made by renowned engineer Royal Sloan generally don’t wear out, but this particular piece saw action during the Esoteria Conflict. That statement is a sufficiency!

This is mere conjecture

At London, Ontario, on Feb. 24, 1868, about 500 tons of a¬†dark-colored substance fell with snow in a violent storm (Chemical News, 35-183). The fall occurred across an area 50 miles by 10 miles. Under a microscope, the substance consisted mainly of vegetable matter “far advanced in decomposition,” according to Dr. A. T. Machattie, F.C.S.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 66 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

So calm his windmill did not run

The Monthly Weather Review, 29-465, reports that at Pawpaw, Michigan, on Feb. 16, 1901, on a day so calm that the correspondent’s windmill did not run, there was a fall of “a brown dust that looked like vegetable matter.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 65 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).