“Edgewood,” a house designed by architect Ehrick Kensett Rossiter, is said to have a massive meteorite for a garden ornament.
Notes for the Curious: Fortean News in 1895 The 19th-century reading public was avid for a fortean sensation. Here is a sampling of the News of the Weird from 1895.
They Came From Outer Space – Killer Meteors Killer Meteors and aerolites in the 19th century press. The 19th-century papers revelled in stories about falling stars and meteors. Interesting as these are, I am more interested in the human-aerolite interactions reported. There was a silly-season popularity for stories of houses set on fire by meteors or people killed by them. Here are some choice specimens of vintage sky-falls and murderous meteors.