From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:56:56 -0000 Archived: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:47:02 -0500 Subject: Falls And The Trickster Hello List This news item: Keresley Villagers Mystified By Apple Shower www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-16203214 reminded that I'd collected stories of 'falls' some time ago, prompted by reading Charles Fort on the subject: Falls, Flows, And Oozes - Survey/Review www.perceptions.couk.com/ghosty.html#falls USA has slightly different www.prairieghosts.com/falls_sky.html Media collection http://paranormal.about.com/od/earthmysteries/a/aa070306.htm and different again, weird in Arizona http://tinyurl.com/ntgurm Am slightly worried by the (predictable) response, to the apple fall, by 'experts' who fell back on the whirlwind explanation. Reeading the collection you'll see that some quite massy objects feature, including quarry stones etc. While gravel (hundreds of reports) is almost feasibly lifted by 'whirlwinds', some other of the objects are unfeasibly large and dense. [Quite apart from the fact that 'falls' are always exclusively of one type of object or life-form - no mixtures, no rubbish, pond contents, branches or even dirt/soil - which one would surely expect to find if 'whirlwinds' were doing the work] The reason I'm slightly worried is the possibility, hinted at by Fort, that a 'trickster' element is responsible. For if a 'trickster' were to be dissatisfied by human responses - seeing its work described as 'mere whirlwind effects' - maybe we could anticipate an escalation to even more improbable feats: falls of boulders, anvils, locomotives etc.? Now that thought has me (slightly) uneasy. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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