Only a supposed thing

In Hampshire, England, either an iron cannon ball or a ‘large nodule of iron pyrites or bisulphuret or iron’ appeared after a thunderstorm upon a garden path. It was ‘supposed’ to have fallen in September 1852. It was reported in Proc. Roy. Soc. Edin., 3-147. The object was also written up in a letter to the London Times, from a chemist of Andover, Hants., Sept. 16, 1852. It was said to be the size of a cricket ball, weighing 4 pounds.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p117 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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