Did the sun change? Or could it, like mortal men, be subject to variations in strength and weakness? Where does this fog come from, sometimes attached to mountain peaks, at other times flying from one mountain to another, sometimes opening up, splitting, rising and seeming to set off for other countries, and at other times gathering, descending and closing the valley dwellers into damp graves?
J.F. Oberlin November 1774
Excerpted from “Annales du Ban de La Roche surtout de la Paroisse de Valdersbach Commencées l’an 1770” Manuscript – Collections of the J.F. Oberlin Museum