Coal has fallen from the sky

On March 8, 1798, a fall of bituminous matter occurred in Germany, according to Greg’s catalogue in Rept. Brit. Assoc., 1860-73.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 72 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Objective hieroglyphics

The Monthly Weather Review of May 1877 reported a golden-yellow fall on Feb. 27, 1877 at Peckloh, Germany of “four kinds of organisms, not pollen.” The minute things, that Fort says “may have been symbols” were minute things shaped like “arrows, coffee beans, horns, and disks.”

Fort further says, “They may have been objective hieroglyphics–Mere passing fancy–let it go–”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 25 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

He walked around the horses

On Nov. 25, 1809, a representative of the British government, Benjamin Bathurst, was returning from Vienna and the Court of Emperor Francis. He and his entourage stopped in the village of Perleberg, Germany. In the presence of his valet and his secretary, Bathurst “walked around to the other side of the horses. He vanished.”

The account was given in Cornhill Magazine, 55-279.

–Charles Fort, Lo!, p.681 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Curious if true

Fort records falls of viscid substance in connection with meteoritic phenomena, as cataloged by R. P. Greg, in the years 1652, 1686, 1718, 1796, 1811, 1819 and 1844. In the Report of the British Association, 1855-94, Greg writes that on the night of Oct. 8, 1844, two people near Coblenz saw “a luminous body fall close to them. They returned next morning and found a gelatinous mass of grayish color.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p49 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Unseasonableness for either spawn or nostoc

Falls of “viscid substance” reported in 1652, 1686, 1718, 1796, 1811, 1819, 1844, 1860. The fall of a meteorite in Gotha, Germany on Sept. 6, 1835 left “a jelly-like mass on the ground.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p49 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).