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Re: Falls And The Trickster

From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:31:11 -0500
Archived: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 05:57:01 -0500
Subject: Re: Falls And The Trickster

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:56:56 -0000
>Subject: Falls And The Trickster

>Keresley Villagers Mystified By Apple Shower


>reminded that I'd collected stories of 'falls' some time ago,
>prompted by reading Charles Fort on the subject:

>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.

There doesn't seem to be any interest by the British press in
doing "extraordinary investigation" of the phenomenon. It's been
weeks since the first frost in the Coventry area, yet one
motorist tells the Daily Mail that they were "small and green."
This may contradict Mr Meakins in the BBC report, who said some
of the apples were "large, like cooking apples (the Toronto Sun
decides to play it safe by calling them "yellowy-green"). No-one
appears to have wandered over to a greengrocer to find out what
kinds of apples they were.

When I'm around Albany, New York and have some time to spare, I
occasionally stop at one of the cemeteries and visit Charles
Fort's grave, leaving a flower on his headstone. I figure that
kind of propitiatory gesture to the alpha Fortean might be
better than just addressing a random Trickster in a "To Whom it
mat Concern" fashion. No anvils or locomotives have fallen on
any List members yet, so it may be working.

Carol Maltby

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