Wednesday, November 6, 2013

More Weird Portland Stories

Although these didn't transpire while I was there, they are nonetheless remarkable.

A poltergeist outbreak occurred in the fall of 1909. Reports of mysteriously moving furniture seem centered on a young boy named Elwin March. However, he is later discovered to be faking the phenomenon by Dr. Gilbert and Mr. Thatcher, investigators for the American Society for Psychical Research.

In Fortean circles, a "fall" is anything the plummets from the sky that probably shouldn't: toads, nails, fish...

During a thunderstorm on July 21, 1920 fragments of what were described as china fell to the ground in Portland, OR.

Could some updraft have lifted copious amounts of dinnerware into the sky only to send them hurtling back down on the citizens of that city? Seems impossible, but details are scant and it isn't clear as to whether any of the debris survived to this day.

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