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Shishaldin reported activity

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Event Name : Shishaldin 1935

This is a questionable event.

Start: 1935 Observed

"Smoke": BibCard
"Fire", "Glowing", or incandescence: BibCard
Eruption Type:Explosive
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Description: Edward Weber Allen, in his 1936 book about his 1935 journey to Japan, Siberia, Alaska, and Canada, aboard the Santa Ana, seems to describe possible eruptive activity at Shishaldin - perhaps hot or molten lava within the crater. The text of his account is as follows: "The sky almost cleared and the late sun, setting tardily, silhouetted the volcanic cone of Shishaldin symmetrically. Dark and ominous it loomed. Dense smoke poured forth from its dull-glowing top. Its spell lured us with a mysterious, diabolical enchantment.

"Then the sun set, completely disappearing to the northwest, leaving a pinkish tinge upon the few fleeting clouds that still remained. A new moon came drifting silently into the star-lighted heavens, its pale glimmer futile against the night. The huge hulk of Shishaldin towered ever bigger, darker, and more fascinating in the magnifying power of the dusk. At last all was wrapped in the night's secretive dimness except the weird volcanic glow that seemed floating in the sky. Brain and body almost benumbed by the overwhelming tenseness of watching this gigantic scheme, we silently turned away and sought for rest."

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