Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wave of Darkness - Wimbledon

At 12:25 PM, "a tunnel of darkness with light visible at either end" descended upon Wimbledon, England for about 10 minutes on April 15th, 1904. An eyewitness said it was too dark to garden and he could not explain the phenomenon, which came quickly with "puffs of wind," but no thunder or lightning.

He inquired Symom's Meteorological Magazine readers as to whether or not the formation could have been a snow cloud, but it does not appear his question was ever answered. The writer also noted that he saw no mention of it in the press. It does not appear to have been mentioned by anyone else since then, though the story has been repeated.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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