August 11

1805

WEIRD NATURE:
Charles Fort writes: "Upon August 11, 1805, an explosive sound was heard at East Haddam, Connecticut. There are records of six prior sounds, as if of explosions, that were heard at East Haddam, beginning with the year 1791, but, unrecorded, the sounds had attracted attention for a century, and had been called the "Moodus" sounds, by the Indians. For the best account of the "Moodus" sounds, see the Amer. Jour. Sci., 39-339. Here a writer tries to show the phenomena were subterranean, but says that there was no satisfactory explanation." New Lands, p.391.

1812

FOLKLORE:
A Mr Toupin of Exmouth in Devon, England reported that not only had he seen a mermaid but he had heard her sing wild
melodies, similar to the sound of an Aeolian harp.

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