A local and coinciding whirlwind

The Dublin Daily Express reported that small masses of damp hay fell at Monkstown, Ireland, on July 27, 1875. Dr. J.W. Moore explained it away as the result of a nearby whirlwind that coincided with the fall. Scientific American reported a similar fall near Wrexham, England, two days before.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 254 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)

Other concomitants of black rains

A rumbling, “as of wagons, heard for upward of an hour without ceasing,” occurred on July 16, 1850, at Bulwick Rectory, Northampton, England, according to Timb’s Year Book, 1851-270. Three days later, a black rain fell.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p.31 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Skeptical as to apports

According to the London Times, July 5, 1842, on a bright, clear day in Cupar, Scotland, June 30, women were hanging clothes on a line. A “sharp detonation” occurred, and “clothes on the line shot upward. Some fell to the ground, but others went on and vanished.” The same thing had happened on May 11 of that same year in Liverpool, according to Annals of Electricity, 6-499. The London Daily Express, June 12, 1919, reported the same type of event that month in Islip, Northampton, England, a loud detonation and “clothes shooting into the air,” and coming down again.

–Charles Fort, Lo!, p. 568-570 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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).

It wasn’t there

On June 18, 1907, according to the London Times the next day, the Ascot Cup vanished. It was 13 inches high and 6 inches in diameter, made of 20-carat gold and weighing 68 ounces. The cup was on a table on the lawn at Ascot, guarded by a policeman and a representative of the makers.

–Charles Fort, Wild Talents, p. 868-869 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).