No mention of the presence of spiders

Scientific American, 45-337, records the fall of a substance in the latter part of October 1881 in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Vesburge, Fort Howard, Sheboygan and Ozaukee, Wisconsin. It was described as “cobwebs.” “‘In all instances,’” Fort records the source as saying, “’the webs were strong in texture and very white.’ The Editor says: ‘Curiously enough, there is no mention in any of the reports that we have seen, of the presence of spiders.’”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p62 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Fabricable materials have fallen from the sky

A fall is described in All the Year Round, 8-254, occurring in the towns of Bradly, Selborne and Alresford, England, and in the triangular space included by these towns, on Sept. 21, 1741. The substance was described as “cobwebs,” falling in flake-formation–a relatively heavy substance that fell with “some velocity,” about 1" by 5-6" long. Wernerian Nat. Hist. Soc. Trans., 5-386, reports two falls, the second lasting from 9 a.m. until night.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p60-61 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).