Whether acceptable or too preposterous to be

Whether acceptable, or too preposterous to be thought of, our data are of rabbles of living things that have been seen in the sky; also of processions of military beings…ships from other worlds that have been seen by millions of the inhabitants of this earth…signals from the moon…definitely reported and, in some instances, multitudinously witnessed, events that have been disregarded by our opposition–A scientific priestcraft–“Thou shalt not!” is crystallized in its frozen textbooks.

Charles Fort, New Lands, p315 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

I think we’re fished for

On Aug. 27, 1885, about 8:30 a.m., Mrs. Adelina D. Bassett and Mrs. L. Lowell in Bermuda witnessed “a strange object in the clouds, coming from the north.” They were somewhat alarmed, but watched it steadily for some time. “It was of triangular shape, and seemed to be about the size of a pilot-boat mainsail, with chains attached to the bottom of it. While crossing the land it appeared to descend, but, as it went out to sea, it ascended, and continued to ascend, until it was lost to sight high in the clouds.”

The Book of the Damned, p.264 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

I think that we’re fished for

I think that we’re fished for. It may be that we’re highly esteemed by super-epicures somewhere. It makes me more cheerful when I think that we may be of some use after all.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned