Coincidences multiply

On June 9, 1866, according to Rept. B. A., 1867-430, a tremendous explosion occurred over Knysahinya, Hungary, and “about a thousand stones” fell from the sky.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 451 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

The weather was semi-stormy

A report in L’Astronomie, 1886-310, tells of a resident of Pondicherry, Madras, India, who, on June 13, 1885, was sitting in a closed room when a mist appeared near him. At the same time there was a violent explosion. The reporter explained it as “at the time the weather was semi-stormy, and…an hour later rain fell heavily.”

–Charles Fort, Wild Talents, p. 945-946 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

An illumination so brilliant

In Symons’ Met. Mag., 29-8,¬†appears the account of brilliant light accompanying an earthquake and the sound of an explosion. It happened on Jan. 25, 1894 at 9:30 p.m., 20 miles west of Hereford at Llanthomas and Clifford. Half an hour later, near Hereford and Worcester, an earthquake was felt (Nature, 49-325). Symons’ Met. Mag. also records that at Stokesay Vicarage in Shropshire, occurred “an illumination so brilliant that for half a minute everything was almost as visible as by daylight.”

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 476 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Shock and awe

On Jan. 12, 1916, an explosion in the sky shook buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio, accompanied by flashes in the sky. Reported in New York Herald, Jan. 13, 1916.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p520 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).