Their unison of movement

Three members of the crew of the U.S.S. Supply reported seeing, on Feb. 24, 1904, “three luminous objects, of different sizes, the largest having an apparent area of about six suns.” They appeared to be a height of a mile. Then they went up into the clouds below which they had first been seen, moving in unison. (Reported in the Monthly Weather Review, March, 1904-115.)

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 298 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

The end of the world

According to the Monthly Weather Review, 32-522, a period of intense darkness occurred in Memphis, Tenn., for about fifteen minutes at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2, 1904. “‘We are told,’” Fort quotes, “’that in some quarters a panic prevailed, and that some were shouting and praying and imagining that the end of the world had come.’”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p233 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).