This is mere conjecture

At London, Ontario, on Feb. 24, 1868, about 500 tons of a dark-colored substance fell with snow in a violent storm (Chemical News, 35-183). The fall occurred across an area 50 miles by 10 miles. Under a microscope, the substance consisted mainly of vegetable matter “far advanced in decomposition,” according to Dr. A. T. Machattie, F.C.S.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 66 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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