Three members of the crew of the U.S.S. Supply reported seeing, on Feb. 24, 1904, “three luminous objects, of different sizes, the largest having an apparent area of about six suns.” They appeared to be a height of a mile. Then they went up into the clouds below which they had first been seen, moving in unison. (Reported in the Monthly Weather Review, March, 1904-115.)
–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 298 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).