Go Back Report # 695


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.:  

       That, upon 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.

       The thing 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.

       Light gray in color, or it was cloud-color.

       "It was much lower than the other clouds."

       And this datum stands out:

       That, whatever it may have been, it traveled against the wind.

       "It came up obliquely against the wind, and finally settled down right in the wind's eye."

       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.

       Capt. 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.   

UFOCAT PRN - 79593

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1-157:

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Atlantic Ocean – Almost due west of Monrovia, Liberia, Africa

UFO Location Text                    Latitude 5-47 N, Longitude 27-52 W (D-M)     

UFO Location (UFOCAT)           Latitude 5.78 N, Longitude 27.87 W (D.%)     


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