Bright as Jupiter

The Year Book of Facts, 1845-278 has a report by Glaisher that something like a signal light was seen in the sky on Oct. 4, 1844. It was described as “bright as Jupiter, ‘sending out quick flickering waves of light.’”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p288 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Ice from external regions

In October, 1844, a block of ice weighing eleven pounds fell at Cette, France.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p185 (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).