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I was drawn to the curious collection of letters by it being reference in House of Leaves. However, the earnest ramblings of cranks sent off to astronomers decades ago I found ultimately sad and tiresome. These range from the revealed cosmology of Alice May Williams, tormented and sincere in New Zealand, to published spiritualist May Barnard Wiltse. Some of the confused minds merely grappled with astronomy 101 and tried to tease out errors with drawings and logic. The most moving missive is that ...more