Visitors

On July 28, 1860, according to an account in the Canadian Institute Proceedings, 2-7-198, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhurmsalla reported the fall of a meteorite coated in ice. Within a few months of this fall, the Deputy Commissioner noted these events occurred: a fall of live fishes at Benares, a shower of red substance at Furruckabad, a dark spot observed on the disk of the sun, and earthquake, “an unnatural darkness of some duration,” and a luminous appearance in the sky like an aurora borealis.

In the evening after the fall, the Deputy Commissioner saw lights in the sky that moved like fire balloons, but that he was sure “were neither fire balloons, lanterns, nor bonfires, or any other thing of that sort, but bona fide lights in the heavens.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 245-246 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

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).

Between the ship and a mountain

On February 24, 1893, at 10 p.m., the officer of the watch of H.M.S. Caroline reported seeing globular lights between the ship and a 6,000 foot high mountain. THe ship was located between Shanghai and Japan.¬†These were seen for about two hours, moving northward,¬†"sometimes massed, but sometimes strung out in an irregular line.“

The next night, the lights were seen again for 7 ½ hours, moving north and moving in the same speed and direction as the Caroline. They cast a reflection. "A telescope,” the account in Nature, May 25, 1893, said, “brought out but few details: that they were reddish, and seemed to emit a faint smoke.”

The captain of another ship also saw the lights at the same time, but when he altered his course toward them, they fled or moved higher in the sky.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 297 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Twenty-five bright flashes

About twenty-five bright flashes in rapid succession were seen in the sky of Cardiff, Wales, on Nov. 25, 1916, according to Arthur Mee in Eng. Mec., 104-239.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p521 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).