[meteorite-list] NPA 03-14-1890: Meteorite Fall Cooks Fish Dinner

MARK BOSTICK thebigcollector at msn.com
Mon Sep 13 09:41:50 EDT 2004

Paper: New Oxford Item
City: New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, March 14, 1890
Page: 4

     At the home of Martin Kittringham, a large planter near Monticello, 
Miss., there was eaten Sunday a dinner, the cooking of which was in ancient 
and modern history.  A large, glowing hot meteor passed over the town 
shortly after 10 o'clock in the morning, and the comparative slowness of its 
motion and its downward tendency it had clearly lost most of the force which 
was propelling it.
     Parties abroad were much alarmed, thinking it about to fall upon them, 
for it was scarcely a hundred yards above the steeples of the churches.  It 
passed over the town, however, and fell in the pasture of Mr. Kittringham.  
In this pasture Mr. Kittringham has, or had, a large fish pond which he had 
stocked with trout and perch, and the meteor fell as plump into the pond as 
it has been fired at by some dead show in another world.
     The red hot stone struck the water with a loud hiss and soon converted 
the entire volume into steam, of course killing and cooking the fish at the 
same time.  Mr. Kittringham and his hands went running to the spot when they 
saw the meteor fall and found the fish thrown out on the ground, and on 
examination saw that they were thoroughly cooked, upon which Mr. Kittringham 
had his men to secure as many of them as they could reach with long poles, 
for it was impossible to approach the still white hot mass.
     Invitations were at once issued and a large number of friends of Mr. 
Kittringham sat down with him to a banquet prepared as banquet never was 
before by a recipe coming from the very skies.


Mark Note: Lesson of this article is do not believe everything a dinner 
guest tells you....and please...don't make a rule to call the a newspaper 

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