Thursday, September 2, 2010

'A curious phenomenon was witnessed on the Labrador'

SCHRUNCHINS

A daily taste of Newfoundlandia


“About the first week of last month a curious phenomenon was witnessed on the Labrador. A cloud of flies swooped down from the sky and covered everything around, including the decks of several vessels, while the surface of the water for upwards of seven miles was blackened with them. Shortly after this occurrence, a Meteorite, weighing about eight tons, struck the earth with a resounding crash, sinking a considerable distance into the earth from the terrific force with which it fell.”

The Enterprise, St. John’s. Sept. 4, 1897.

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