Between Venus and Mars

On Jan. 22, 1898, according to Jour. Leeds Astro. Soc., 1906-23, Lieut. Blackett of the Royal Navy saw an unknown body between Venus and Mars during a total eclipse of the sun. He was assisting Sir Norman Lockyer at Viziadrug, India.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 489 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Nothing is unique

After commenting on black rains in Ireland in 1849, 1887, 1898 and 1907, Fort writes:

“Our Intermediatist principle of pseudo-logic, or our principle of Continuity is, of course, that nothing is unique, or individual: that all phenomena merge away into all other phenomena: that, for instance–suppose there should be vast celestial super-oceanic, or inter-planetary vessels that come near this earth and discharge volumes of smoke at times. We’re only supposing such a thing as that now, because, conventionally, we are beginning modestly and tentatively. But if it were so, there would necessarily be some phenomenon upon this earth, with which that phenomenon would merge. Extra-mundane smoke and smoke from cities merge, or both would manifest in black precipitations in rain.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, pp27-28 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).