Red rain in December

L'Annee Scientifique, 1888-75, reports that a substance like somewhat coagulated blood fell in Cochin China on Dec. 13, 1887.

On Dec. 28, 1860, in northwestern Siena, Italy, a reddish rain fell “copiously” for two hours, beginning about 7 a.m. A second red shower occurred at 11 a.m. Three days later, the red rain fell again, and again the next day. “Each fall,” Fort records, “occurred in ‘exactly the same quarter of town.’” (Year Book of Facts, 1861-273)

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p40 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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