Carbonaceous matter

On May 14, 1864, twenty masses, some as large as a human head, fell at Montauban, France. They were composed of a substance that “resembled a dull-colored earthy lignite,” according to Dr. Walter Flight in Eclectic Magazine, 89-71.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 76 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Beacon-like lights

On Oct. 24, 1864, during a period of nearest approach by Mars, red lights were observed upon opposite parts of Mars, according to C.R., 85-538.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p426 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Super-geographical routes

M. Leverrier, according to L'Annee Scientifique, 1864-54, sent to the Academy three letters from witnesses who, on Oct. 10, 1864, had seen in the sky a long luminous body, tapering at both ends.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p292 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).