Two shining objects

During the total eclipse of July 29, 1878, two astronomers, one in Rawlins, Wyoming and the other in Denver, Colorado, reported sighing two shining objects at a considerable distance from the sun. These were reported in Nature, Sept. 18, 1878, and Observatory, 2-161. Lockyer, in Nature, Aug. 20, 1878, wrote, “There is little doubt that an Intra-Mercurial planet has been discovered by Prof. Watson.”

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 205ff (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

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).

Things that marched in the sky

Found by Fort in Arago’s OEuvres, 11-576 and Annales de Chimie, 30-417, a description of objects seen by many persons in the streets of Embrun during the eclipse of Sept. 7, 1820. The objects moved in straight lines, “turning and retracting in the same straight lines, all of them separated by uniform spaces.”

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p394 (The Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)