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SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN (so named from...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 624 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN (so named from having been first observed in 178o on the Brocken), an enormously magnified shadow of an observer cast upon a bank of cloud when the sun is low in high mountain regions, reproducing every motion of the observer in the form of a gigantic but misty image of himself.
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