Charles Fort - Finds of Crosses
Type of Spiritual Experience
Showing that the symbol of the cross was universal
A description of the experience
The Book of the Damned - Charles Fort
Rept. Smithson. Inst., 1881-619,
there is an account, by Charles C. Jones, of two silver crosses that were found in Georgia. They are skillfully made, highly ornamented crosses, but are not conventional crucifixes: all arms of equal length. Upon one of these crosses is an inscription that has no meaning in Spanish or any other known, terrestrial language: "IYNKICIDU," according to Mr. Jones. But we look at the inscription ourselves and see that the letters said to be "C" and "D" are turned the wrong way, and that the letter said to be "K" is not only turned the wrong way, but is upside down.
Harper's Weekly, 50-715:
That, near the point where the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains unite, north of Patrick County, Virginia, many little stone crosses have been found. The "fairy crosses," we are told in Harper's Weekly, range in weight from one-quarter of an ounce to an ounce: but it is said, in the Scientific American, 79-395, that some of them are no larger than the head of a pin. They have been found in two other states, but all in Virginia are strictly localized on and along Bull Mountain. Some are Roman crosses, some St. Andrew's, some Maltese. The "fairy crosses" are not all made of the same material.