Thursday, January 29, 2009
From Nature, 1884
The following account I have received from a lady at Brühl near Cologne, July 26 — 8.22. A large fireball of scarlet fire almost as large as a harvest moon just sailed along and upwards, at a varying but mostly very rapid rate, until, at a great height, it remained for some minutes almost or quite stationary; then after some uncertain movements rose again, and rising, became smaller, until it finally disappeared. Everyone who saw it seemed petrified with amazement.