Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bullet Bypasses Clothing

In July of 1891, Charles Fort records, a man by the name of Carl Gros was shot on Long Island.  The bullet penetrated the man's body, but not his clothing!

Ten years later, Fort records the murder of 72-year old Lavinia Farrar, who was found knifed to death on her kitchen floor.  The murder weapon -- a common kitchen knife -- was left behind, and Ms. Farrar had suffered a broken nose and some facial bruising.  But the droplets of blood in the kitchen did not appear to belong to her, as the fatal wound was reportedly "almost bloodless."  

Like the poor Carl Gros before her, Ms. Farrar's undershirt bore some bloodstains, but her exterior clothing did not.  Nor had any of her clothing been pierced.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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