Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hatford is the earliest British fall for which I’ve been able to find any record. It fell near Oxford on a sunny day in April, about 5 o’clock in the afternoon.
There are two surviving accounts of the fall. The language is quite florid, and demonstrates the god-fearing nature of peasants at a time when anything not explainable was attributed to supernatural forces.
No material survives.
I’ve also used the references to try to trace a speculative flight path/strewnfield, and have included images.