Thunder was heard

Symons’ Met. Mag., 43-154, records that on July 2, 1908, at Braemar, flat pieces of ice fell. The sky overhead was clear and the sun was shining, but thunder was heard.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 187 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

Not found near Palestine

Sergeant W.H. Perry of the Signal Corps reported in Monthly Weather Review, July 1888, that common water-worn pebbles fell at Palestine, Texas on July 6, 1888. These were a formation not found near Palestine.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 176 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

Can be seen at the Kilburn Times office

On July 7, 1877, according to the Kilburn Times, about two bushels of clinkers (cinders) fell during a storm. The pieces, ranging in size from a walnut to a man’s hand, were on display at the Kilburn Times office.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 111 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

Stunned by a fall

During a heavy shower on July 3, 1860, in South Granville, NY, a man heard “a peculiar sound at his feet.” Looking down he saw a foot long gray snake, “lying as if stunned by a fall. It then came to life.” This was recorded in Scientific American, 3-112.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 93 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

This was his error

On July 8, 1886, according to Science Gossip, 1886-238, a land species of small snails fell during a heavy thunderstorm near Redruth, Cornwall. The number of them was so great that they were gathered up by the hatful, a species unknown in that district. A correspondent writing in the same issue said they must have been on the ground in the first place, and that “astonished rustics had jumped to the conclusion that they had fallen.” He met one person who said he had seen the snails fall, but “this was his error,” the investigator said.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 92 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).