The Day That Disappeared

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Did you know that on May 19, 1780, at around noon, the sky became as dark as night?  No, it wasn’t a solar nor lunar eclipse. And it didn’t just last a few minutes, either.  “Normal” did not return until the middle of the next night!  This unusual darkening of the sky was experienced in Eastern Canada and the New England states.

There are witnesses’ reports.  Here are a few:

“The birds having sung their evening song disappeared and became silent. . .The fowls retired to roost. … Objects could not be distinguished but at a very little distance; and every thing bore the appearance and gloom of night.” – Samuel Williams, Harvard professor

“I am against adjournment. The day of judgement is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found…

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