According to Comptes Rendus, 56-972, on April 30, May 1 and May 2 [year?], a fall occurred of a reddish to yellowish substance in France and Spain. It was not pollen, but “carbonized and spread the odor of charred animal matter,” and “left a residue of resinous matter” in alcohol. Fort estimates that hundreds of thousands of tons of it must have fallen.
–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 27 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)