Journal of the Royal
Meteorological Society, 1-157:
EXTRACT from the log of the bark Lady of the Lake, by
Capt. F. W. Banner:
Communicated by R. H. Scott, F.R.S.:
the 22nd of March, 1870, at Lat. 5° 47' N., Long. 27° 52' W., the sailors of
the Lady of the Lake saw a remarkable object, or "cloud," in
the sky. They reported to the captain.
According to Capt. Banner, it was a
cloud of circular form, with an included semicircle divided into four parts,
the central dividing shaft beginning at the center of the circle and
extending far outward, and then curving backward.
Geometricity and complexity and stability of form: and the small
likelihood of a cloud maintaining such diversity of features, to say nothing
of appearance of organic form.
traveled from a point at about 20 degrees above the horizon to a point about
80 degrees above. Then it settled down to the northeast, having appeared from
the south, southeast.
in color, or it was cloud-color.
was much lower than the other clouds."
datum stands out:
whatever it may have been, it traveled against the wind.
came up obliquely against the wind, and finally settled down right in the wind's
For half an
hour this form was visible. When it did finally disappear that was not
because it disintegrated like a cloud, but because it was lost to sight in
the evening darkness.
Banner draws the following diagram:
This reference: The Complete Books of Charles Fort, pp.
279-280, © 1974, from the original “The Book of the Damned” © 1919.
PRN - 79593
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Location Text Latitude
5-47 N, Longitude 27-52 W (D-M)
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude
5.78 N, Longitude 27.87 W (D.%)