The Falling Rocks at Chico
March 12, 1922—rocks that had been falling "from the clouds," for three weeks, at Chico, a town in an "earthquake region" in California (New York Times, March 12, 1922). Large, smooth rocks that "seemed to come straight from the clouds."
In the San Francisco Chronicle, in issues dating from the 12th to the 18th of March—clippings sent to me by Mr. Maynard Shipley, writer and lecturer upon scientific subjects, if there be such subjects—the accounts are of stones that, for four months, had been falling intermittently from the sky, almost always upon the roofs of two adjoining warehouses, in Chico, but, upon one occasion, falling three blocks away: "a downpour of oval-shaped stones"; "a heavy shower of warm rocks." San Francisco Call, March 16—"warm rocks." It is said that crowds gathered, and that upon the 17th of March a "deluge" of rocks fell upon a crowd, injuring one person. The police "combed" all surroundings: the only explanation that they could think of was that somebody was firing stones from a catapult. One person was suspected by them, but, upon the 14th of March, a rock fell when he was known not to he in the neighborhood.
The Vanishing of Charles Elton
In 1917 a man named Charles Elton approached a government cabinet member in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet. That was the year Wilson declared war on Germany (WWI).
Elton, under strict controlled conditions, (Set up and supervised by the government not Elton), dropped a pellet into a bottle of water (the water had just been tested to verify it was water) then the new solution was feed into a brand new engine that had never had gasoline in it. The engine started and ran until the mixture was completely consumed.
Mr. Elton was asked to wait outside but a few minutes later he had disappeared.