Falling Shaped Things
I use the word “shaped” here to mean forming by intelligence.
I suggest the following classifications of things that have fallen
from the sky:
A. Object unassociated with intelligent action.
1. Substances of inorganic nature, shaped or moved by random forces:
e.g., inorganic dust, “true meteoritic material,” etc.
2. Miscellaneous objects.
B. Object associated with intelligent action.
1. Symmetrical Objects: wedges, spheres, discs, threads, carvings,
works of art, nails; any object not obviously the product of the
unguided forces of nature.
2. Objects and substances of organic or functional nature.
3. Objects, lights, substances, or groups of these, of any kind,
which demonstrated motions, control, accumulation placing,
selection, delimitation, direction, defiance of gravity or other
natural forces, locomotion, gregariousness, purposefulness, or any
dynamic or volitional characteristic not attributable to recognized
physical forces alone.
We have to consider some of the utilitarian or functional categories
as including items which might be used for food: shrimps,
periwinkles, snails, etc., or edible substances.
Two purposes will be served in this chapter. We will consider shapes
and functional things as related to intelligence and to falls from
space, but will also include gadgets which indicated the extreme
antiquity of some type of intelligence or intelligent life on earth;
and items found in locations and strata where falls from space, or
space ships, might have placed them.
In some of these cases we have to decide between several possible
(a) Extreme antiquity,
attributable to ancient civilizations without space flight
(b) The same, but with space flight developed internally
(c) Space flight independent of man on earth, bringing
occasional widgets from extraterrestrial sectors of intellectual
(d) Falls of items originally on the earth
but previously expelled by explosion or other force
(e) Falls of items blown off other exploding planets
We cannot forever ignore the immense antiquity of some
archaeological items. It is not fashionable with archaeological
circles, which is anything but an exact science, to admit the
existence of culture or rather civilization, more remote than that
of the historically recorded Egyptians and Orientals: four to seven
thousand years at most; and heaven forbid if one suggests advanced
races in eras of ten, twenty, forty, or one hundred thousand years
ago. Yet no scientist has found a logical common denominator for the
various races, cultures, and civilizations of which we have
unmistakable records, except that of a common source predating the
Egyptians, the Chinese, the Indians (Asiatic), the Incas, and the
Mayas, and in fact all branches covered by the study of anthropology
Much as we may deride writers such as Churchward (as
per De Camp; Lost Continents) in his rather crude presentation of
his hypothesis of the Lost Continent of Mu, his is the only general
explanation of terrestrial intellectual development and distribution
to be advanced which in a broad way explains the observed data. Such
explanations, however desirable, are ruled out by the fashion of the
day which decries emphasis on qualitative knowledge in favor of
quantitatively investigating the fifth place of decimals or other
exaggerated refinement of classified knowledge.
Because we feel so strongly on this subject, we list some of the
obstreperous items which prove that articles created by intelligence
existed tens or scores of thousands of years ago. These things prove
either, or both, of two things: there was a vast and advanced
civilization on the earth in those distant times; or those articles
have come here from space, via ships, or from a scattering of debris
in space. Anyway you look at it, the arrogant omnipotence of homo
sapiens takes a beating – for our present egotistical state of
culture was preceded by another of unfathomable age.
If intellectual development is that old, isn’t it logical that it
may have created a form of flight not yet known to our engineers?
Let’s forget the fifth decimal place – go back to unity – to the
objective assimilation of qualitative data; back to philosophical
generalizations and the divination of natural law; back, in fact, to
the mentality of a Humboldt, a Newton, a Copernicus. Science is
starved for such ability, more than at any time in the past century.
A Dr. Gurlt, in 1877, reported an object found in a tertiary coal
bed. In several magazines of that general period there were
questions from speculative scientific men as to why, if meteors have
been encountering the earth from remote times, there are no
meteorites in tertiary coal deposits. Subsequent finds have answered
the questions. Well, anyway, this object, incongruous in its
carbonaceous environment, is a fossil meteorite. There has been much
debate, some of it venomous, as to whether it can be more than
merely that. The find has been placed in the Salzburg Museum, after
being taken from a block of coal in Lower Austria.
The specimen was examined by many interested persons and scientists,
who did not fully agree on its origins. Some said that it was a
meteorite; some said that it was an artificial production; others
remarked that is resembled a meteorite modified by the hands of man.
(Nobody, so far as I know, ever suggested that modification could
have been effected through the agency of intelligence other than
The object is an almost perfect cube, and many examiners consider it
too geometric in shape to be entirely natural. Two opposite faces
are a little bit rounded, reducing the size of the other four. A
deep incision runs around the cube. The material is of a variety
conventionally conceded to be meteorite iron and nickel, roughly
three by two by two inches. It weights 785 grams, has a specific
gravity of 7.75, and it is hard as steel, as are all iron-nickel
I can’t help thinking of the little stone of Tarbes: are most of the
things, which come from space of a little more physical delicacy
than most of the indigenous items of the same types?
This cubic meteorite is most disturbing to conservative science. Its
tertiary age cannot be denied, nor its authenticity – that much is
firm. That is, it was certainly placed in the coal bed in tertiary
times, but no one knows how much older it may be. Equally firm is
its nature as meteoritic iron, nickel and carbon (it is really a
form of steel.)
The greater puzzle is its geometric shape, including the
circumscribed groove, so regularly and doubly “artificial” that it
seems certainly to have been shaped by hands.
“Hands”? Human hands, in the tertiary era? No! say the
anthropologists. Extraterrestrial hands, maybe on an exploded
planet, or blasted off this bedeviled old earth when Mu went up in
To uninhibited thinkers, facts remain facts. This specimen is
artificially shaped; it is a fossil of tertiary coal beds; it is of
meteoritic structure and material which even conservative science
has reluctantly admitted as being from outer space. So this must
have been shaped by intelligence either before or after falling, but
certainly prior to or surely concomitant with the formation of
For our purpose, we do not care whether one says it was fashioned by
extraterrestrial hands or terrestrial hands, for we are just as much
interested in proving the extreme antiquity of civilized man as we
are in indicating the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
This obstreperous whickeroo was dropped into an embryonic coal bed,
either from an indigenous civilization or by an off-shore agency of
If there was civilization in tertiary times – terrestrial or spatial
– the sequel of intelligence in space, then or evolving later from
the ground variety, is a quantitative development, and the emergence
of space travel is inherent in the later case and an almost
inevitable emergence in the former.
It is recorded in the Annals of Scientific Discovery, 1853-71, that
Sir David Brewster had made a startling announcement at a meeting of
the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1853. He
had, he said, to call to the attention of the meeting an object of
so incredible a nature that nothing short of the strongest evidence
was necessary to render the statement at all probable. He claimed
that a true crystal lens had been found in the treasure house at
Nineveh. It is on record that many of the temples and treasure
houses of old civilizations were in the habit of preserving things
which fell from the sky and things which, to these ancient peoples,
were already antiquities.
This egocentric race has been so imbued with its own importance that
it cannot believe that
optical equipment could have evolved in times prior to the
Renaissance. We will concede that such items
were not in use during the Dark Ages, nor, apparently, during the
centuries from that period backward
to some thousands of years BC. But such a concession is, in fact, a
victory, for it then becomes
necessary to concede a knowledge of optics some millennia before the
incarceration of this lens at Nineveh. And that is a major part of
our whole tenet.
In The Microscope and its Revelations, Carpenter presents two
drawings of the lens, but he argues that it is impossible to accept
that optical lenses have ever been made by the ancients. He says the
object must have been an ornament. Brewster says it was a true
Then we are right back where we started with the little worked
meteorite. If either, or both, of these shameless trinkets are
indigenous to our planet we must, perforce, accept a civilization
with a knowledge of optics, predating all presently recorded
This lens is just as much, in its small way, a relic of the first
wave of civilization (if not from space) as is the Great Pyramid
which embodies more astronomy and mathematics than was possessed by
those people to whom its construction is attributed.
Wilkins, in Secret Cities of South America, reports the finding of
optical lenses and mirrors in a submerged city on the coast of
Equador, and others in archaic ruins of Central America. These
appear to be pre-Incan and pre-Andean.
The London Times of February 1, 1888, has reported the finding of a
roundish, or ovate, object of iron which was found in a garden at
Brixton, after a violent thunderstorm on August 7, 1887. It is
described as an oblate spheroid about two inches across its major
axis. An oblate spheroid is the shape generated by an ellipse if
rotated about its minor axis, and a prolate spheroid is similarly
generated by rotation about its major axis. A football is shaped
something like a prolate spheroid, while a flattish pumpkin or
tomato is close to being an oblate spheroid.
The paper discussed this object at length, while also describing an
“iron cannon ball,” found in a manure heap after a thunderstorm.
Both items seem to be too shapely, or symmetrical, to have been
created without the aid of intelligence. There may be some
significance in the fact of their all being small, a couple of
inches or so in diameter.
The Scientific American, 1851-52, has the following to say, which is
contributory to our theme:
A few days ago, a powerful blast was made in the rock at Meeting
House Hill, in Dorchester, a
few rods south of Reverend Mr. Hall’s meeting house. The blast threw
out an immense mass of rock,
some of the pieces weighing several tons, and scattered small
fragments in all directions. Among them
was picked up a metallic vessel in two parts, rent asunder by the
explosion. On putting the two parts
together, it formed a bell-shaped vessel, four and one-half inches
high, six and one-half inches at the
base and two and one-half inches at the top, and about an eighth of
an inch in thickness.
The body of
this vessel resembles zinc in color, or a composition material, in
which there is a considerable portion of
silver. On the sides there are six figures of a flower or bouquet,
beautifully inlaid with pure silver, and
around the lower part of the vessel a vine or wreath, inlaid also
with silver. The chasing, carving, and inlaying are exquisitely done
by the art of some cunning workman. This curious and unknown vessel
was blown out of the pudding stone fifteen feet below the
surface...there is no doubt but that this curiosity was blown out of
the rock as above stated...the matter is worthy of investigation, as
there is no deception.
The London Times, for June 22, 1844, reports that some workmen,
quarrying rock close to Tweed, not far from a place called
Rutherford Mills, had discovered a gold thread embedded in the stone
at a depth of about eight feet. A piece of the gold thread had been
forwarded to the office of the Kelso Chronicle. That is a very
simple item, indeed! Just a wee bit of gold thread in solid rock!
Matching the gold thread in interest is something found inside a
lump of coal by a Mrs. Culp, at Morrisonville, Illinois, in 1891.
When the lump of coal for her cooking range fell apart she was
startled to find embedded in circular fashion, a small gold chain
about ten inches long and of quaint workmanship. If the cubical
Austrian meteorite is not enough to convince you that things of
intelligent manufacture were falling into coal beds in tertiary
times, then surely this one will.
It is further reported that James Parsons, and his two sons, exhumed
a slate wall in a coal mine at Hammondville, Ohio, in 1868. It was a
large, smooth wall, disclosed when a great mass of coal fell away
from it, and on its surface, carved in bold relief, were several
lines of hieroglyphics. Nothing further seems to have been reported,
and if any reader knows more of this incident the author would
welcome a report (send care of the publisher) – perhaps from some
local newspaper of that date. This item, at least, we will concede
was not dropped by space ships. It must represent the work of
contemporary, indigenous civilization in tertiary times.
In the London Times of December 24, 1851, it is stated that a
citizen of Springfield, Massachusetts, a Mr. Hiram de Witt, had
returned from California bringing a chunk of auriferous quartz about
as big as a man’s fist. It was accidentally dropped and broke upon.
It had a nail in it. A cut iron nail, about the size of an ordinary
six-penny nail, a bit corroded, “straight and with a perfect head.”
According to the Reports of the British Association, 1845-51, Sir
David Brewster astounded the assembled brethren with an account of a
nail which was found in a block of stone from Kingoodie Quarry, in
North Britain. The block of stone was nine inches thick. There was
little, if any, evidence as to what part of the quarry it came from,
except that it could not have come form the surface. The quarry had
been worked for about twenty years, and consisted of alternate
layers of hard stone and a substance called “till.” The point of the
nail extended upward into the till and was badly eaten by rust. Part
of the nail lay on the surface of the stone, but about an inch,
including the head, was embedded in the stone.
This till intrigues me. Once upon a time I read the book, Raganork ,
by Ignatius Donnelly, who was a U.S. Congressman with time on his
hands, and who spent that time in the Library of Congress, making
himself one of the most literate Congressmen ever to invade
Washington. His theme was of Atlantis, and he built up a case for
this till having been splattered all over the Atlantic hemisphere of
the earth by collision with a comet. In this splash were transported
the erratics of the till which are so annoying to geologists. Maybe
this nail was one of these erratics.
Under the title “Mysterious Monoliths,” Fate Magazine, March 1950,
shows a photograph of some spherical sandstone balls which were
blasted out of solid rock by a highway crew near Hornbrook,
California. The balls appear incredibly ancient. Sandstone balls of
nearly spherical shape are not especially rare, and they are oblate
spheroids which used to be sought after for garden ornaments
throughout the Middle West. They were called concretions, and were
shaped either by the action of water or by successive deposits of
sand which later solidified, according to geologists. We can believe
in their natural formation, since the condition in which they were
found seem to indicate that this is true. But these balls in
California were apparently found in quantity, in solid rock. Their
symmetry indicates artificial shaping, they are an indication of
antiquity, rather than a proof.
W.S. Forest, in Historical Sketches of Norfolk, Virginia, reports
the finding of a coin at a depth of thirty feet, by well borers, in
September, 1833. It was about the size of a shilling and unlike
anything seen before. Although buried for many centuries, the
markings were well preserved, represent a warrior or hunter, and had
a Roman appearance.
The Cross found in an ancient grave in Georgia.
The inscription is
The horse’s head is crudely scratched by an
unskilled hand at a later date than the original.
Was it dropped by
There are a number of these coins which have been found in
unexplained places, and where
burial at very early dates is indicated. A coin described by Donelly
is fully discussed in Proceedings of the American Philosophical
Society, and was brought up from a depth of one hundred and twenty
feet, with the borings of a well in Illinois. The crosses reported
in the Smithsonian Institute Reports, 1881 are puzzling. Looked at
in a mirror, some of the inscription resembles Roman numerals, but
is not quite intelligible.
Their appearance is certainly not
indicative of anything within everyday experience. They may have
been dropped from space ships. The alphabetical characters resemble
our own to a degree, but are not interpretable in any known
language. These were found in an ancient grave in the state of
We continue to have a choice between terrestrial antiquity or
spatial antiquity. But antiquity we do have, and a race so ancient,
on earth, could very well have invented space travel.
All of these samples lead to conclusions, but we must not overlook
the actual sighting of shaped objects, falling from the sky. The
object, five inches by fifteen inches, for instance, which fell at
Twickenham, August 5, 1889.
Samples of script have come out of the Brazilian jungles which are
almost identical with alphabetical characters from Ceylon’s buried
and forgotten ruins. Tiahuanaco is thought to have been in ruins so
long before the formation of the Andes that it had actually been
submerged and was raised from under the sea at the time of the
formation of the Andes.
Some scientists believe that the Andes have been formed twice, and
that the last formation
was perhaps 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. It probably was farther into
the past than that. The meteor
craters spread across the southwestern United States and down into
tropical Mexico have an apparent
age of 8,000 to 12,000 years. The traditions agree that “Atlantis”
or its equivalent, was destroyed about
9,000 years or so BC. There are several traditions in several parts
of the world that the ancestors of some races and tribes were
flourishing before the moon existed.
A detailed build-up for this antiquity is beyond the scope and
ability of this book. Mainly we are interested in showing that such
an antiquity did exist, and that it is conceivable that some very
early race, 200,000 years ago or so, may have developed space
flight, and after the cataclysm of 12,000 years ago may have chosen
to stay in space, thinking it a safer habitat than this uncertain
We offer no proof for this supposition. What we do offer is a set of
conditions which might make it possible, plus a long series of
observations of activity in space which gives every appearance of
being the result of intelligent direction. Such a hypothesis
relieves us of having to assume that the UFO’s of today must
necessarily come from another planet, or another star. We submit
that our postulate is an improbability of lesser order, and that the
growing evidence of the antiquity of mankind, far beyond anything
heretofore admitted by science is a contributory factor worthy of
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Falls of Water
There are many instances of lights, clouds or structures which seem
to exhibit voluntary or controlled motions. This applies to some
isolated freak storms which appear in otherwise undisturbed skies.
Some of these storms seem to have organic entity. They seem to have
many components, including debris of all sorts, and their clouds are
apt to be of unique shape, density, texture, or color; they may be
luminous or contain lights; they often produce extremely violent
winds and stygian darkness.
It is my contention that some of these storms are associated with
intelligent action, that they may contain navigable structures which
may surround themselves with clouds, for purposes of camouflage, or
merely through natural interaction with the atmosphere. We will try
to distinguish between these and the meteoritic disturbances proper,
some of them very huge indeed, which sometimes appear to share some
of their physical characteristics.
Also, we are going to draw a very fine distinction. We must
distinguish between rain and falling water. We are going to assume
that the rain is falling water, but that falling water is not
necessarily rain – at least not as understood by meteorological
All through our research into the falls of unusual objects from the
sky, we frequently encounter the statement that these objects fall
in a torrential downpour of water, and almost as frequently we find
references to peculiar cloud formations which do not appear to have
their origin based on normal, or at least familiar, meteorological
conditions – conditions of weather, that is.
We hope that you will give very special thought to the world-wide
scope of some of these intense and violent storm periods. There are
many cases where storms and floods which inundated a considerable
part of our own country have been almost universal in their action.
This tends to hint the entrance of the earth into a large cosmic
cloud of water and debris sufficient to deluge most of the areas in
both northern and southern hemispheres together. The volume of water
falling and the concomitants of mud, black rain, stones, etc.,
indicate unity of external origin.
There are some cases where the distribution of violence follows
restricted belts of terrestrial latitude, so that one thinks of the
rotation of the earth as carrying successive longitudes into the
About the middle of September, 1886, water was falling from a
cloudless sky, always within an area of twenty-five feet square, at
Dawson, Georgia, and showers were reported over an area ten feet
square at Aiken, South Carolina, and at Cheraw, South Carolina,
(Charleston News and Courier, October 8, 21, 25, 26). Falls of water
from a cloudless sky, to a point in Chesterfield County, South
Carolina, and falling so heavily that streams of it gushed from roof
To the honest skeptic, either layman or meteorologist, who protests
that these events, while not usual, are nevertheless not abnormal
nor paranormal, I would ask: “Since when are meteorological
conditions so stable that water can condense and fall over precisely
delimited areas, over such periods of time?”
There is an account from a Dr. Wartmann about water which fell from
the sky, at Geneva, Switzerland. It seems that there were clouds on
the horizon at 9:00 AM, August 9, 1837, but the sky was clear at
zenith. It may not be startling that some raindrops should fall from
a clear sky, but these were large drops of warm water, and they fell
in such abundance that people were driven to shelter. This kept up
for several minutes, and there were repeated falls during a period
of an hour or so. Warmed, perhaps, by meteoric velocity?
Repetition, selection, pinpoint localization, warmth!
Not only do we have pinpoint accuracy in these precipitations but
there is an obvious tendency for reports of them to be restricted to
certain general areas.
Compare these extremely localized falls of water with the highly
delimited falls of other objects, and the purity of segregation
which is so characteristic of most of the falls which we have noted.
It is falls of water, of this type, which we believe should be
included in the same overall category with ice, stones, live
organisms, etc., together with the dumpings of water concomitant
with the unloading of periwinkles, fish, etc. We suggest that
intelligence is involved in the obvious selection and placement.
As with the case of ice, we believe there are three types of water
falling to the ground. That class of water which seems to partake of
direction and isolation corresponds to the ice, for instance, which
we postulated to have origin in, on, or with, space navigating
objects. We hope it will be apparent that cloudburst and the almost
solid masses of water know to fall are the counterpart of the large
pieces of ice or their congregations of “chunk-like” nature: in
other words, both the ice and the water are meteoritic. Then we have
the common variety of meteorologically formed hailstones and rain.
To us, there appears a parallelism.
It seems, at times, that there is a merging between the space
structure, the water and cloudbursts. Here is a little item from the
New York Tribune of July 3, 1922. For the fourth time within a
month, it is said, a great volume of water, or a “cloudburst” had
poured from one local sky, near Carbondale, Pennsylvania. This
event, or series of events, has the localization and repetitive
qualities which we have learned to associate with falls of
periwinkles, snails and frogs and other things. In addition it has
the almost cataclysmic feature, on a small scale, of the impacts of
meteoritic masses of water.
But in line with our speculation
regarding the dumping of hydroponic tanks, we find it convenient to
link repetitive, highly localized impacts of dense masses of water
with the dumpings. Sometimes there is animal life in the water;
sometimes not. We think that some judgment can be exercised in
deciding which of these falls of water are meteoritic and which are
connected with space contrivances.
In Symons Meteorological Magazine, for 1889, it is said that the
annual fall of rain, at Norfolk, England, is about twenty-nine
inches, and that is not a dry or desert locality. But Mr. Symons
points out that volumes of water up to twenty-four inches fell from
May 25,to 28 in New South Wales—and of a deluge much greater,
thirty-four inches, which engulfed Hong Kong on May 29 and 30. In
the United States, one inch of rain a day is a big fall and two
inches is a flood. A normal thunder shower can bring from one-eighth
to one-half inch of rain water.
Mr. Symons called attention to these
two splashes which were a couple of thousand miles or more apart,
and posed the question of whether they were merely coincidence, but
leaving it to xxxxxxxxxxx professional meteorologist thought
xxxxxnds of miles apart, might be remarkable, and not easy to explain
on any known basis of meteorological science.
This is another example of partial data and partial thinking.
Newspapers reported the soak in New South Wales, but from their
reports: columns of water fell in other places, notable Avoca, in
Tasmania was flooded, its fields gutted with floating rabbits. The
Melbourne Argus “explained”: a waterspout had burst in Victoria.
Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales—a whole continent and more – and
Hong Kong. That is not local, and bulks of water are not normal. We
look for outside help.
Let us now follow the startling cases of the floods of 1913 which
seriously damaged our Middle Western States but which were
practically world-wide and, for some reason, failed to attract much
attention from science or to be recognized as a single, complex
disturbance. It is especially this sort of condition to which we
direct your attention. We believe that you should question how such
a widespread upheaval of our normal meteorological processes could
be generated without an encounter with extraterrestrial clouds of
In March, 1913, farmers were caught short with their spring
planting. People were alarmed and driven from homes… March 23, 1913,
found the State of Ohio flooded, inundated. Torrents were falling
and rivers were out of control. The floods at Dayton, Ohio were
singularly disastrous and they were the center of attraction in the
national press. 250,000 people were homeless, many homes were
Dayton was a shambles of bodies, stalled street cars, snarled
traffic, wrecked buildings, and the general flotsam of any flood.
Dayton got the headlines, I remember them. I was two hundred miles
away, on a farm in western Indiana. It rained there, too. We
couldn’t plow the land, much less plant crops. That was the year I
got my first camera, and I bought a brownie. And one of the very
first rolls of film I used was to photograph the tiny brook which
ran through our pasture. Only it wasn’t tiny then, it was a raging
torrent and I snapped my sister standing by it. The little brooklet
had a drainage basin not over a half a mile long, but it was a river
that day in March. So I remember 1913 and the news from Dayton— the
last dispatch: “Dayton in total darkness—no power.”
Meteorology was not as advanced in 1913 as it is today, but it was a
lusty infant and weather forecasting was not wholly undeveloped. But
there was no warning to farmers about the protracted deluge. It
surprised the scientists as well as the layman.
On March 23, 24, and 25, a watery sky sat on the Catskills and
Adirondacks. It slipped and
ripped its pants on a peak, and rivers invaded the streets of Troy
and Albany. Lampposts disappeared
and furniture floated against the ceilings of rooms. In New Jersey
something called a “cloudburst”
grabbed factories and made a mess of them, cluttering up the nicely
laid out streets. There were a
thousand dead in Columbus, Ohio, which is close to Dayton, and the
Delaware River at Trenton was
fourteen feet above normal. The Ohio River floods at the slightest
opportunity—it had a field day. At
Parkersburg, West Virginia, people called on their second-story
neighbors in rowboats. There were lakes
in Vermont. Farmers were caught napping in Wisconsin. Destructive
floods occurred in Illinois and Missouri.
By March 27, the meteorologists began to catch up, and the weather
bureau was issuing storm warnings (New York Tribune, March 28,
1913). Indiana was an inland sea.
Waters were falling and freezing on trees in Canada, breaking power
lines and telegraph wires and flooding powerhouses. Towns were in
darkness, listening to crashes of trees heavy with ice. California,
two thousand miles from Ohio, was drenched; torrents were falling in
Washington and Oregon. Texas should be warm, maybe hot, in latter
March; there were unprecedented snows, as also in New Mexico and
Oklahoma. Alabama was inundated; Florida flooded.
Deluges in France. All Europe was wet. Not much sunny evaporation
there. In Spain, near Valencia, there was a hailstorm: trains were
stalled by unusually large hailstones, piles three feet deep.
South Africa is practically antipodal to our Midwest; there were
watery fists from the skies of Colesburg, Murraysburg, and Prieska,
and one of these bulks was the equivalent of one-tenth of the total
normal rainfall of South Africa for a whole year!
Summer in the South American Andes? Maybe, but snow was covering
them two months ahead of schedule—and in the jungles of Paraguay
people were dispersing in panic from flooded rivers. The Uruguay
River was rising—governments were rushing supplies and equipment to
thousands of starving, homeless people.
The Fiji Islands were drenched and Tasmania was under water. On
March 22, the day before the catastrophe in Ohio and four
neighboring States, there began a series of great thunderstorms in
Australia; a “rain blizzard” in New South Wales, in Queensland all
transportation was tied up.
According to the Wellington Evening Post, of New Zealand, March 31,
there was “the greatest disaster in the history of the colony”;
where there had been listless rivers there were unruly torrents
embellished with the woolly bodies of sheep and the accouterments of
farming. The roar of rivers was the cry of drowning and cattle.
Store windows were smashed; dead bodies were wrapped in silk
curtains from the red-light district.
May, 1889: There was a spectacular “afterglow” in France although no
volcanic eruptions had occurred to fill the air with dust—and storms
everywhere had supposedly cleared the murky air. There was a red
rain in Cardiff, Wales, and red dust fell on the island of Hyeres,
off the coast of France. An unknown substance fell for several hours
from the sky at St. Louis, crystalline particles, some pink and some
white. Fine dust fell in Dakota: looked like a snowstorm. In Greece
there was a monstrous debacle and the rivers choked with cattle. The
Bahama Islands were on a spree of water. A downpour was described by
a newspaper on St. Helena. A drought occurred in British Honduras,
followed by heavy rains, June 1 and 2. Floods raged in California,
Ceylon, Cuba; cities and plantations of Mexico were raped by
Deluges and falls of lumps of ice throughout England. France
deluged. Water dropped from the sky in Switzerland, flooding some
streets five feet deep. It was not rain: there were falling columns
of water from what was thought to be a waterspout. “Bulks Dropped!
and one of them was watched—or some kind of a vast, vaporous cow
sailed over the town, and people looked up at her bag of water.
Something that was described as a large body of water was seen at
Coburg, Ontario. It crossed the town, holding its baglike formation.
When it broke, it splashed rivers that broke all dams between Coburg
and Lake Ontario. In the Toronto Globe, June 3, this falling bulk is
called a waterspout. Fall of a similar bulk was noted in Switzerland
and Saxony.” (Quoted from The Books of Charles Fort.)
One can find plenty of other references to concentrated, local
cloudbursts. They are all of a pattern: solid masses of water
flooding small demarcated areas, causing local floods and flash
flash floods. One was observed in France, yet two miles away, dry
What can account for these erratic?
Surely, here is proof of intelligence, or selectivity and regularity
of a sort which must be attributed to something in space.
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Clouds and Storms
Many of these singular objects which are known to have fallen with
storms come from storms having some peculiarity. Sometimes the only
notation is that the storms were of unusual violence, but even then
there is something, perhaps of statistical significance. These
small, you might say independent, storms sometimes seem to have
causes other than the accepted meteorological conditions. They are
quick, tempestuous, sometimes luminous; frequently with
geometrically defined clouds of rare and striking colors. They often
appear suddenly in clear skies.
As in the instances of some other phenomena, there appear to be
three classes of clouds. The first, and most common, of course, are
the ordinary meteorological or “weather” clouds. Everybody sees them
by the million. Then there are clouds that seem to come from, at
least be connected with outer space. These, we can sort into two
broad categories, although there may be some merging of one into the
Of these, the small, peculiarly formed, and sometimes
startlingly colored, are the more difficult to define and the rarest
in literary descriptions. They are often noted only by a casual
phrase in passing, in connection with hailstorms, earthquakes, and
sudden violent disturbances of the air; or in some other way they
call themselves to the attention of observers whose most urgent
interest lies in the more forceful physical aspects which may
endanger him, or his crops, animals and home. It is seldom that
anyone has the time or opportunity of observing such clouds
carefully, and even more rarely does he make notes.
The other category of clouds, or storms, of seemingly cosmic nature,
are larger sometimes we think they may be larger than the earth
itself, and in the case of dusts or mists they may be very much
larger. They seem to cause all sorts of widespread trouble and
disturbance, either directly or by generally upsetting the earth’s
They may cause discoloration of the sun for
considerable periods; or diminution in its light, with ensuing
darkness; or very cold weather, such as the extremes of the winter
of 1882-83, when space around the earth seemed to be replete with
clouds of spatial debris. They may bring floods to the whole earth,
simultaneously, they do not always seem to be wholly vaporous, and
there are some which are certainly made up of debris, dust, water,
stones, ice, etc.
It seems impossible to organize a firm classification from data not
at hand. There are apparently mergings or blendings of each type
into the others. We will describe and list some of them. Maybe
something will work out as we go along.
1697: A horrid black cloud, attended by frequent lightnings, was
precursor of a violent hailstorm. Animals were killed, crops ruined,
and people had their heads broken. The breadth of the cloud was
about two miles. The hailstones were some round, some semispherical
and others were embossed and crenulated like the foot of a drinking
glass, the ice being very transparent and hard.
1812: The latest remarkable fall of aerolites in Europe, of which
there is a distinct account, was in the vicinity of Laigle,
Normandy, early in the afternoon of April 26. A fiery globe of a
very brilliant splendor, which moved in the air with great rapidity,
was followed in a few seconds by a violent explosion which lasted
five or six minutes and was heard for thirty leagues in all
directions. Three or four reports like those of a cannon were
followed by discharge resembling musketry fire, after which a
dreadful rumbling was heard like the beating of a HUGE drum. The air
was calm and the sky serene with the exception of a few clouds such
as are frequently observed.
The noise proceeded from a small cloud
of rectangular form, the largest side being in a direction from east
to west. It appeared motionless all the time the phenomenon lasted,
but the vapor of which it was composed was projected momentarily
from the different sides by the effect of the different explosions.
The cloud was about half a league to the northeast of Laigle, and
was at so great an altitude that the inhabitants of two hamlets a
league apart saw it directly overhead. A multitude of meteoric
stones fell amid a hissing sound.
The shape of that “cloud” is important. It seems to be the only sure
clue that this could be anything more than an ordinary exploding
meteor. Rectangular clouds do not just happen. They almost certainly
have to be made. And the cloud appeared to be motionless. Meteors do
not remain Motionless. The clouds which they usually provoke are not
capable of sustaining the heavy meteoritic material inside, should
the whole complex become immobile. So this cloud was certainly not
of ordinary meteorological origin, and seems to partake of
artificiality. Also, a stationary state is indicative of control.
There is something of the incongruous in meteors which exit from
clouds, especially clouds of such peculiar formation that they do
not associate easily with the common variety of weather clouds.
Maybe that seems to be a rather remarkable statement. But if a
meteor is moving through the atmosphere at a rate of ten to twenty
miles per second there is not much time for clouds to form ahead of
it. A cloud train behind the meteor would require little in the way
of explanation, but, under such circumstances, how do we form a
cloud in time for the meteor to emerge from it; why does the cloud
suddenly and sharply stop moving while the meteor passes onward;
why, in short, does there seem to be a slight difference between the
usual meteors and those which emerge from clouds?
We quote the following from Observatory, 1877, a popular British
astronomical monthly of competence and reliability:
… the meteor was seen by J. Plant, Esquire, F.O.S., at Salford, and
is described by him as bursting from an intensely lit cloud, like a
ball of silver quite as large as the moon. The explosion was
remarkable, a whirling shower of pear-drop (sic) stars—ruby, blue,
white and yellow—radiating from the center mass, the colors being
quite brilliant. The meteor was seen about three seconds before the
The meteor itself may be only casually interesting, although its
colors may be unusual and may
hold some interest for students of meteoritics. What is of interest
to us is the cloud, which seems to
have preceded the meteor instead of following it, and especially, to
have been illuminated or self-luminous.
Many are the report of meteors emerging from clouds, as in 1808:
“…such a phenomenon as
appeared at Siena in 1794, when stones descended, not from a moving
meteor, but from a luminous
A yellow cloud appeared over Paderborn, from which came a torrential
rain and a shower of mussels; the triangular cloud with a tail,
whose red nucleus exploded; February 13, 1901, greenish-yellow
clouds appeared in France, spreading “intensest darkness”; people
froze to death in Naples that night.
Did something bring in the cold of outer space?
The Journal of Royal Meteorological Society contains some extracts
from the Captain’s log, of the ship Lady of the Lake, Captain F.W.
Banner. On March 22, 1870 position 5° 47’ N. Lat., 27° 52’ W.
Longitude, the crew observed a remarkable cloud in the sky. It was a
cloud with a circular form which enclosed a semicircle divided into
four parts, the central dividing line (cord, bar, partition or
what?) starting at the center of the circle, and extending far
beyond the limits of the structure, then curving backward, like a
This cloud had geometric shape, and a mechanical complexity. In fact
it had an organic, or an artificial form.
Thompson says: “In August and September, 1831, there was an
anomalous brightness in the sky and small print was visible at
midnight—the barometer fell, the sun was of a silvery whiteness and
storms were general in Europe and the West Indies.”
W.S. Forest says:
“Citizens were much surprised on the morning of
August 13, 1831, by the strange appearance of the sun. The sun’s
disc seemed on rising, to have changed from its usual golden color
to a pale, greenish tent which soon gave way to cerule blue and this
to a silvery white. In the afternoon the sun appeared like an
immense plane of polished silver and to the naked eye there was
exhibited an appearance on the surface termed a black spot. The sun
shone with a dull gloomy light, and the atmosphere was moist and
These two passages, one written in England, the other in Virginia,
will serve to indicate the vastness of this condition and nature of
Many sources mention frequent cases of darkness and obscuration of
the sun. There is, in this darkness and “cold days,” the blending of
terrestrial and cosmic clouds. We will have other occasions to
mention cosmic clouds, in connection with things astronomers have
seen in space. For now, it is enough to say that when these clouds
contact the earth, we have dust, gas, obscuration, darkness, cold
and meteorological disturbances in general; a blending of meteoritic
and meteorological conditions.
According to the Chicago Tribune, January 7, 1892, a fiery blast
shot across the State of
Georgia, on the previous June 5th described as “a black tornado,
filled with fire.” About this time there
were earthquake shocks in Italy, approximately the same geographical
latitude; people in New York State
were watching a glare in the sky and shocks were felt. On June 8th,
dust fell from the sky in northern
Quakes followed around the world for several days. Snow
fell in Mobile, which is certainly an
indication that the storm may have brought materials from the cold
of outer space. There was a tidal
wave in the Atlantic, and there were shocks at Memphis, Tennessee,
on June 14. There was a tidal wave in Lake Michigan on June 18. A
mass of fire fell from the sky on the 20th, on a town in
Massachusetts. At the same time quakes occurred in Italy and France.
On the 24th, a great meteor shot over Cape Town. Durango, Mexico had
its first rain in four years. Glare in the sky alarmed Germans on
the 26th. In England, people watched a luminous cloud at night.
Quakes were reported in Tasmania and Australia.
Meteor from an organic cloud, seen by J. Plant, F.S.S., Salford,
England, November 23, 1877 -- t
The first year of the “Incredible
Why recite all those things? Why imply a relationship? Because it is
a part of our present purpose to indicate that earthquakes and local
storms may be engendered by huge masses of space material passing
close to the terrestrial surface.
That storm across Georgia, from the phrase, “A black tornado, filled
with fire,” does not have to be considered extranormal just from
that description. Tornadoes are black, and they often involve
brilliant and vicious displays of electrics. on OUTER EDGES, NOT IN
MIDDLE “FILL” It is the concomitants which cause us to wonder. The
events which we mentioned spread over a rather long time to be in
any way connected with one local storm, but there does seem to be a
family resemblance, and there are many such examples.
Yet in view of
the concomitants, and since we do not have a definite statement that
the storm was a twister, the term, tornado, being frequently used
loosely, we wonder if there were extensive gravitational
irregularities, or if something was made to surge through our lower
atmosphere, thereby creating a vehement black cloud, filled with
fire, which was only a detail in a world-wide melee.
Could we have
had the close approach of a vast scattering of space debris, through
which the earth passed during a period of several days, and from
which we had meteorites, water, dust, cold, etc., and disruption of
the normal meteorological processes over most of our globe, not to
speak of seismic upheavals on a wide scale?
The instances of apparent association between clouds, meteors, and
quakes are many. It seems like stretching things too far to claim
that all are merely coincidence.
For four hours, in the wake of the Georgia storm, on January 8, dust
fell on northern Indiana—no records of such in between. Research
fails to disclose any volcanic action to put dust into the air, and
if it did, what of the intervening places? There was no dust bowl in
Georgia, and besides this storm, as is general, was moving eastward,
not northward. From the western deserts—a long way to carry a heavy
fall of dust without dropping noticeable amounts! Could it be that
the dust was not from Georgia’s tornado, but from the common cause
Time after time it seems that isolated clouds, of a singular
appearance, approach the earth’s surface, yet remain suspended in
flight. To be sustained by velocity they would have to move with the
speed of escape, around six and one-half miles per second, which
they obviously are not doing. Since they apparently bring with them
a considerable amount of space debris, they are indicated to have
celestial origin rather than arising from the earth’s surface.
It is our suggestion that some of the singular, or disassociated
clouds, contain camouflaged, navigable space contraptions, or they
are dirigible space widgets, guided and directed by intelligence.
Again we close with an arresting quotation. Bearing our theories in
mind, consider the following contribution from John P. Bessor to
Fate, March, 1954:
The Battle of the Clouds: On July 28th, 1874, the little community
of Saw Mill Run, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, met with disaster
from a most singular phenomenon. Curious villagers and country folk
looked at the sky and beheld something very strange. Over the
northeastern horizon, slowly and majestically, sailed a black cloud
ringed with a scarlet belt; and over the southwest horizon slowly
sailed another black cloud—with a scarlet belt.
Onward they came towards each other, like two men-of-war approaching
the scene of battle. As they drew nearer, they discharged flashes of
lighting, and the whole effect was that of an eerie sea battle high
in the air.
Nearer and nearer they drew, the violence of the flashes of
lightning increasing the closer they approached, until, with one
great flash, they collided, and rain fell in torrents. One hundred
and fifty persons drowned and it is believed to be the most
disastrous flood ever to befall that section of the country.
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Rubbish in Space
These few chapters of observational material show that space
contains a much greater amount and variety of material scattered
between planets than most of us, including the astronomers, have
known. Before true meteoric material (the now well-known iron and
stone meteorities) were scientifically accepted there had to be
innumerable cases where meteorites were truly seen to fall. These
were collected by authoritative witnesses. That these meteorites had
been identified by their testure and chemical elements, as well as
their external appearance, was not enough to overcome bigotry, and
more than one French scientist had to risk his professional standing
before the Academy in Paris ere it was accepted by science that iron
and stone did fall from the sky.
This controversy was raging as
recently as one hundred and fifty years ago, in spite of firm
demonstrations by some isolated scientific observers one or two
hundred years previously, and there were still holdouts until the
end of the 19th century. So firm is astronomy in its entrenched
dogma, that there are still some respected men who dispute that the
Arizona meteor crater is meteoric in origin, or that the Carolina
Bays were caused by anything but mysteriously formed whirlpools.
It is not surprising, therefore, when we learn that among the vast
amount of material that has fallen from the sky, sulfur is present.
But it cannot fall from the sky because it isn’t in the sky! But it
1868: A mass of burning sulfur about the size of a man’s fist fell
at Pultusk, Poland, on January
30. It fell upon a road and was stomped out by several villagers.
Inflammable objects falling from space may well account for the many
reports of falling “fire,” from which no tangible debris is found;
and since such material is of low specific gravity, its velocity is
speedily checked by atmospheric friction, and it can fall slowly,
burning the while, and thus, perhaps, give rise to some of the
reports of large appearing slowly moving masses of fire.
“Burning bituminous matter” fell during a thunderstorm in July,
1681, upon the deck fo the English vessel Albemarle.
The jagged pieces of ice which fell at Orkney, July 24, 1818, had a
strong sulphurous odor; and also the coke—or what looked like
coke—which fell at Mortree, France, April 24, 1887, with which fell
a sulphurous substance. And. the enormous “round things” which rose
from the ocean, near Victoria: whether we accept that they were
superconstructions, or something else, including perhaps
imagination, it was reported that they spread a “stench of sulfur.”
If they smelled like that, they could not have been too distant,
There was a staggering fall of dust and mud in Europe in February
1903. It seems that southern England was quite a dumping ground,
although some scientists thought the dust cam from lanes and byways
of the local shires. They hadn’t heard that it also covered the
Canary Islands. The substance contained a sizable percentage of
organic matter, and was, of course, identified by some as sand from
the Sahara Desert. It covered Ireland, England, and the Canaries. It
was reported on the 27th in Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Austria.
Ten million tons fell on south England alone! A vessel reported the
stuff falling midway between England and Barbados. It fell in
Switzerland, according to Symons’ Meteorological Magazine, of March,
1903. It fell in Russia. Not only did Australia get covered with
this stuff in November 1902; it was falling there again in February
– enormously—fifty tons per square mile of red mud.
This stuff was variously said to be like brick dust, buff colored,
or light brown, chocolate colored and silky to touch, and slightly
iridescent, gray; red-rust colored; quite red, yellowish brown,
tinged with pink.
I do not believe these falls of mud on earth indicate life in space,
unless in very indirect ways,
obscurely, and deviously. But there is definitely, here, an
indication of dust in the space proximate to the
earth, or in orbits intersecting our orbit. It seems more and more
inescapable that there are immense
amounts of material of almost every fanciable type.
unaccountable millions of tons of red dust
composed of a high percentage of organic matter could be whirled
aloft from the Sahara, or any desert,
and disseminated to such scattered areas, is an incomprehensibility
far more durable than that of orbital existence in space – and we
have to assume clouds of something in space to account for the
disturbance of comets’ tails, and for the temporary disappearance of
comets, as for instance the great comet of 1882.
It is therefore, my contention that these falls of mud originate in
space, and that such clouds of dust are a normal part of space
debris. Whether they come from the explosion producing the
asteroids, or from an atom explosion which hoisted Mu into the
firmament and into eternity, is beyond or ability to ascertain.
It is our stand that, if there is such diversity and quantity of
material in vicinal space, then there is room, and perhaps
sustenance of a sort, for intelligence and intelligently manipulated
It is equally our contention, that, if all of this dispersed, but
tangible, array of assorted items can exist in nearby space, or in
orbits intersecting that of the earth, and if all of these things
(except the conventional iron and stone meteorites) can have escaped
the cognizance of science for such a long time, even though falling
to earth in considerable quantity, then there is no reason why
intelligently operated contrivances cannot also be in the same
celestial regions, and have escaped our attention, in spite of
visiting our atmosphere frequently.
To list but a few of some of the other materials reported: ashes,
sand, algae, iron, gelatinous matter, seeds, red edible stuff, mud,
dust, powder, vegetable matter, white substance, soot, coke,
charcoal, coal, earthy matter, soft substance, wedge shapes, black
rain, colored rain.
Add these things to the stone, ice, water, organic matter, living
organisms, gadgets, gold thread, etc., and you have three possible
explanations: the surface debris of an exploded planet, the surface
debris of a continent blasted off the earth, or the rubbish of a
space life of vast extent and unspeakable age; perhaps also,
curiosity, a trait of intelligence.
I believe it substantiates a “space life” of some sort. Space being
cluttered with such a vast amount of debris, sparsely scattered, but
of all types and enormous in the aggregate, it is sufficient to
supply many of the needs of space life. You will note that
throughout our enumeration of “falls,” our theme has been that there
seem to be two types of arrivals from outer space: those which are
moving in highly elliptical meteoric orbits (true space debris, that
is), and those which seem to be, or have been, associated with
There may well be some overlapping for some of the
intelligences may be moving in such orbits, especially if it should
develop that some of them are associated with the great comets such
as those of 1880-81-82. In its simplest form, then, our idea is that
the least objectionable explanation for these falls is that they
come from intelligently operated space craft, or are in some way
formed, guided, or influenced by the operators of such craft.
base this on characteristics of shape, texture, functionality,
delimited and localized distribution, timing, repetition, location
in places inaccessible to modern man; and on the purely negative
deduction that they could not have happened through any commonly
accepted chain of casual conditions.
Such a cause or, such a common denominator does appear to exist in
the contemplation of space flight or space navigation, to put it
more simply, in space life. This appears to be the least improbable
causal factor in sight at this time. Also, there appears to be ample
observational proof for this view since 1947.
I believe that space between the earth and the moon is occupied,
however thinly, by large navigable constructions of a rigid nature,
whose size may range from one to many miles in diameter, and which
have a planetary appearance as seen in telescopes. These sometimes
come close to the earth.
There are other bodies which seem to be of a cloudlike nature, which
cast shadows on both earth & moon, and; which may range the entire
solar system accompanying comets. These also, or their smaller
components, sometimes approach the earth. All of these objects
evince evidences of control by intelligence, as do the more recently
Smaller “scouts or operators,” which are probably inhabitants of, or
associates, of the great spherical contraptions, are constantly seen
in earth’s atmosphere. They are of many types, and in fact it does
seem that many of them have the ability to change shape. They seem
to be of two sorts: the solid or material, and the massless or
ethereal. All exhibit elements of control, but the weightless ones
seem more to have the appearance of remote control. Solid types tend
to be discoid or to be spherical or spindle shaped, and these
shapes, in themselves, are indicative of intelligent construction.
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