Fort, Charles - The Book of the Damned - Falls of blood
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Book of the Damned - Charles Fort
Popular Science News, 35-104:
That, according to Prof. Luigi Palazzo, head of the Italian Meteorological Bureau, upon May 15, 1890, at Messignadi, Calabria, something the colour of fresh blood fell from the sky. This substance was examined in the public-health laboratories of Rome. It was found to be blood.
The explanation of popular Science News? "The most probable explanation of this terrifying phenomenon is that migratory birds (quails or swallows) were caught and torn in a violent wind."
Fort’s comment: What matters it what the microscopists of Rome said--or had to say—and what matters is that we point out that there is no assertion that there was a violent wind at the time--and that such a substance would be almost infinitely dispersed in a violent wind--that no bird was said to have fallen from the sky--or said to have been seen in the sky--that not a feather of a bird is said to have been seen--This one datum:
The fall of blood from the sky--
But later, in the same place, blood again fell from the sky.