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    Mar. 17, 1669. Blood Rain at Chatillon-sur-Seine.—The history of the Paris Academy of Sciences says: “There fell in various parts of the city, a sort of rain, or reddish liquid, thick, viscous, and stinking, which resembled a rain of blood. The prints of great drops of it were observed on walls”. It is believed that this rain was composed of stagnant muddy water, raised by a whirlwind from some pond in the neighbourhood.

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