Mirage of an unknown city

June, 1801–a mirage of an unknown city, seen for more than an hour, at Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland. It was a representation of mansions, Fort says, surrounded by shrubbery and white palings, with forests behind. In October 1796, a mirage of a walled town had been seen distinctly for half an hour at the same town. The next year, in March, a walled town was also seen in Youghal.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p391 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Curious if true

Fort records falls of viscid substance in connection with meteoritic phenomena, as cataloged by R. P. Greg, in the years 1652, 1686, 1718, 1796, 1811, 1819 and 1844. In the Report of the British Association, 1855-94, Greg writes that on the night of Oct. 8, 1844, two people near Coblenz saw “a luminous body fall close to them. They returned next morning and found a gelatinous mass of grayish color.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p49 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).