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).

Sound and shock were violent

In Michigan, Nov. 27, 1919, a violent shock was felt, similar to one on Sept. 27 of the same year in Reading, England. People rushed from their homes, the New York Times reported the next day, thinking there had been an earthquake. At the same time, in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, a “‘blinding glare’ was seen in the sky.”

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p523 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Covered the ground completely

The Literary Digest of Sept. 2, 1921 published a letter from Carl G. Gowman of Detroit, Michigan, relating a fall from the sky of a substance resembling blood in southwest China on Nov. 17 (1920?). “It fell upon three villages close together, and was said to have fallen somewhere else forty miles away.” In one of the villages, the substance “‘covered the ground completely’”, and was found on roofs and the ground. The spots “did not dissolve in several subsequent rains,” and that “nothing was in bloom” at the time, so it was not pollen.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p524 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

Covered the ground completely

The Literary Digest of Sept. 2, 1921 published a letter from Carl G. Gowman of Detroit, Michigan, relating a fall from the sky of a substance resembling blood in southwest China on Nov. 17 (1920?). “It fell upon three villages close together, and was said to have fallen somewhere else forty miles away.” In one of the villages, the substance “‘covered the ground completely’”, and was found on roofs and the ground. The spots “did not dissolve in several subsequent rains,” and that “nothing was in bloom” at the time, so it was not pollen.

–Charles Fort, New Lands, p524 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).