More Double Deaths

The London Daily Express of June 12, 1911, reported the discovery of the body of a woman found in the River Dee near Eccleston. Nearby was found the body of another woman. One was a resident of Eccleston, the other a visitor from the Isle of Man. Both were unknown to each other. Both left home about 10 a.m. on June 10 from houses in opposite parts of town.

–Charles Fort, Wild Talents, p. 848 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Snow may look black

Black rain fell in Switzerland on Jan. 20, 1911. According to Nature, 85-451, “in certain conditions of weather, snow may take on an appearance of blackness that is quite deceptive.” Fort comments: “May be so. Or at night, if dark enough, snow may look black. This is simply denying that a black rain fell in Switzerland, Jan. 20, 1911.”

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