On the tops of haystacks

On July 25, 1850, at Rajkote, India, according to All the Year Round, 8-255, after one of the heaviest rainfalls on record, the ground was found “literally covered with fishes.” Apparently some of the fish were found on “the tops of haystacks.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 87 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Other concomitants of black rains

A rumbling, “as of wagons, heard for upward of an hour without ceasing,” occurred on July 16, 1850, at Bulwick Rectory, Northampton, England, according to Timb’s Year Book, 1851-270. Three days later, a black rain fell.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p.31 (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).