Life-fluids have rained from the sky

On June 8, 1901, about 2 p.m., a glue-like substance fell at Sart, according to Ciel et Terre, 22-198. A meteorologist told the story, saying he saw the substance fall, but didn’t know the duration, as he arrived during the last five minutes of the shower.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 484 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Wonders of Alaska

According to the Jour. Roy. Met. So., 27-158, a “phantom city” appears in the sky over a glacier in Alaska between June 21 and July 10. Supposedly features in it have been recognized as buildings in Bristol, England. These mirages were seen by the Alaskan Indians. A scientific expedition from San Francisco was going to investigate in May 1901. The scene is the same from year to year.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p. 493 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

So calm his windmill did not run

The Monthly Weather Review, 29-465, reports that at Pawpaw, Michigan, on Feb. 16, 1901, on a day so calm that the correspondent’s windmill did not run, there was a fall of “a brown dust that looked like vegetable matter.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 65 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).