|Subject: A87756286 - Darkness over New England: The Apocalyptic Scare of 1780|
Posted May 1, 2012 by ITIWBS
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|'Dark Days', I've actually seen the effect, due to a near by forest fire, Carson City, Nevada, summer of 1968.|
The sky was black with a pall of smoke going by overhead at about 1000 feet above local ground level for several days, an occasional fleck of red popping through in areas where the smoke was thinnest.
I tried to sign on with the volunteer fire-fighters, but wasn't accepted on account of age. One had to be 18 years old or more, I was only sixteen.
Marco Polo on his return journey from the far east reported a tremendous earth-quake shortly after he made landfall in the Arabian peninsula and reported that the sky was blackened for days afterward.
Probable cause in that case, explosion of a volcanic island in the Arabian Sea.