A bright object was reported near the sun on Dec. 21, 1882, according to Knowledge, 3-13.
A light that looked like a great flame was seen far out to sea, off Ryook Phyoo on Dec. 2, 1845 (London Roy. Soc. Proc., 5-627).
–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p287 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).