THE BRUNECK PHENOMENON
American Journal of Science, 1-26-133.
(Seventh item in a collection beginning on p. 133.)
Soon after 6 o'clock in the morning of the 14th November 1832, (says a letter from Bruneck in the Tyrol) a broad stream of light suddenly descended from the center of the firmament nearly down to the ground and was then drawn gradually up again to the middle of the sky, whence for several seconds, it stretched itself out toward the north in a long train of light, which first appeared in a straight, and then changed into a wavy line; after this, it gathered into a light orb resembling a white cloud, and remained stationary in the center of the firmament for a full quarter of an hour, when it disappeared with the break of day. The appearance was accompanied with so vivid a degree of illumination that the smallest pebble in the road was readily distinguishable, and those who were abroad at the time were completely panic-struck. The sky, instead of being muddy with vapor, as is common at this season, was clear and cloudless, and the air remarkably serene and tranquil. Between 5 and 6 o'clock, however, an unusual number of falling stars were observed in various parts of the heavens.
(Footnote -- Annual Register, 1832.)
This does not seem to be in The Books―ed.
NOTE: The reference to “The Books” in the INFO Journal is a reference to Charles Fort’s 4 books, The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, and Wild Talents, republished as one book called The Complete Books of Charles Fort.
Reference for the above text is: The INFO Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, p. 30, Spring 1969 by the International Fortean Organization (INFO), © 1969.
With thanks to Jan Aldrich for forwarding it to me (CF).
Original Reference: American Journal of Science, 1-26-133
UFOCAT PRN – 99034
UFOCAT URN – 99034 UFO Register by J. Bernard Delair, 1973, © Contact International (UK)
Europe – Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige
Bruneck Latitude 46-48-00 N, Longitude 011-56-00 E (D-M-S) [populated place]
Tyrol Latitude 46-30-00 N, Longitude 011-20-00 E [first-order admin. div. - South Tyrol]
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