The Charles Fort Reader: The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Wild Talents, Lo!

The Charles Fort Reader: The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Wild Talents, Lo!

by Charles Fort
     
 
The truth is out there! Collected here in this 4-in-1 omnibus edition are all four of Charles Fort's nonfiction books. They include The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, and Wild Talents. For over thirty years, Charles Fort sat in the libraries of New York and London, reading scientific journals, newspapers, and magazines, collecting notes on phenomena that lay

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The truth is out there! Collected here in this 4-in-1 omnibus edition are all four of Charles Fort's nonfiction books. They include The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, and Wild Talents. For over thirty years, Charles Fort sat in the libraries of New York and London, reading scientific journals, newspapers, and magazines, collecting notes on phenomena that lay outside the accepted theories and beliefs of the time. The odd phenomena in Fort's books include the occult, supernatural, and paranormal. Reported events include teleportation (a term Fort is generally credited with coining); poltergeist events; falls of frogs, fishes, inorganic materials of an amazing range; unaccountable noises and explosions; spontaneous fires; levitation; ball lightning (a term explicitly used by Fort); unidentified flying objects; unexplained disappearances; giant wheels of light in the oceans; and animals found outside their normal ranges (see phantom cat). He offered many reports of Out-of-place artifacts (OOPArts), strange items found in unlikely locations. He also is perhaps the first person to explain strange human appearances and disappearances by the hypothesis of alien abduction and was an early proponent of the extraterrestrial hypothesis, specifically suggesting that strange lights or object sighted in the skies might be alien spacecraft. Fort also wrote about the interconnectedness of nature and synchronicity. His books seem to center around the idea that everything is connected and that strange coincidences happen for a reason.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604595826
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)

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