Doris Munday, the woman who controlled the weather

When she was in her forties, Doris Munday realized that she had the power to control the weather. All she had to do was look at a location on a map, visualize what kind of weather it needed, and then concentrate hard. The weather would obey her command.

Shepherds Bush Gazette - Oct 7, 1971

This power came with a cost. Controlling the weather would leave her feeling fatigued, and it also seemed to cause her bad luck. After she had sent rain somewhere, her washing machine might blow up, or someone would run into her car.

She also felt that she didn't get enough credit for her powers. She complained, "Everyone always says when the rain falls, 'Oh well, it is a coincidence isn't it', and I don't even get a thank you for my time and trouble."

Hounslow Middlesex Chronicle - Jan 26, 1973

Daily Mail - Jan 24, 1973

And on occasion she made mistakes. She once wanted to send rain to South Africa, but accidentally sent it to Rhodesia instead.

Hamilton Spectator - Jan 22, 1973

She confessed that she didn't know why her powers worked, they just did. She speculated, "I think I have stumbled on some kind of electrical force which is rarely known."

The Guardian - Dec 23, 1968

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 28, 2023
     Category: Eccentrics | Paranormal | Weather

I'm not sure she should be claiming responsibility. I (naturally) can't find it at the moment, but I know I have a bookmark for an article about how the first experiments with cloud seeding produced a lot of lawsuits. If your family reunion is rained out, you can only sue God for the cost of travel and decorations, but if some person had something to do with it, then the sheriff can serve a subpoena.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/28/23 at 10:02 PM
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