According to the London Times, July 5, 1842, on a bright, clear day in Cupar, Scotland, June 30, women were hanging clothes on a line. A “sharp detonation” occurred, and “clothes on the line shot upward. Some fell to the ground, but others went on and vanished.” The same thing had happened on May 11 of that same year in Liverpool, according to Annals of Electricity, 6-499. The London Daily Express, June 12, 1919, reported the same type of event that month in Islip, Northampton, England, a loud detonation and “clothes shooting into the air,” and coming down again.
–Charles Fort, Lo!, p. 568-570 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).