Archives for March 2011

Some peculiar tension in the cooling

A pyramidal stone fell at Segowolee, India, on March 6, 1853.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 123 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

An earthy kind of coal

A substance fell near Alais, France, March 15, 1806, that was reported by Dr. Walter Flight in Eclectic Magazine, 89-71, and observed by the French Academy to be “an earthy kind of coal,” that when heated emits “a faint bituminous substance.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 76 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Coal has fallen from the sky

On March 8, 1798, a fall of bituminous matter occurred in Germany, according to Greg’s catalogue in Rept. Brit. Assoc., 1860-73.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 72 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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This is a common reflex

This is a common reflext with the exclusionists: that substances not “truly meteoritic” did not fall from the sky, but were picked up by “truly meteoritic” things, of course only on their surfaces, by impact with this earth.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 74 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).