An earthy, insipid taste

Loud noises were heard in the sky, and stones fell from the sky, accompanied by a yellow powder that fell at Gerace, Calabria, on March 14, 1813. It had “an earthy, insipid taste,” described as “unctuous.” The Annals of Philosophy, 11-466, described one of the components as “a greenish-yellow substance, which, when dried, was found to be resinous.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 27 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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