The Horrifying Purple Fire Snowstorm Of Bar Harbor Maine and Other Weirdness

Carrie Jones
Jan 31, 2023

This podcast we’re going to talk about our town’s purple fire snowstorm about 170 years ago and other weird things that happened in 1853, showcased in just one newspaper on one day.

It was February 170 years ago that a lightning storm hit Mount Desert Island, striking dozens of people and creating a weather mystery that the people of the time just couldn’t fathom.

RESOURCES

https://www.newspapers.com/image/136947821/?terms=%22snowstorm%22%20%221853%22%20%22Bar%20Harbor%22&match=5

https://www.newspapers.com/image/329283065/?terms=storm%20Bar%20Harbor&match=1

https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/types/

https://www.worldatlas.com/what-color-is-lightning.html

https://weatherprolive.com/2021/10/which-types-of-lightning-are-the-most-dangerous/

Originally published at https://dudenopodcast.com on January 31, 2023.

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Carrie Jones

Internationally & New York Times bestselling novelist. Writing tips. Podcasts. Poems. Psych stuff. www.carriejonesbooks.blog