Wild Talents

Wild Talents

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by Charles Fort
     
 

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Wild Talents captures Charles Fort at his finest, most thought-provoking, and is considered his wittiest work. Containing accounts of--among numerous other bizarre topics--strange coincidences, vampires, werewolves, talking dogs, poltergeist activity, teleportation, witchcraft, vanishing people, spontaneous human combustion, and the escapades of the 'mad bats of…  See more details below

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Wild Talents captures Charles Fort at his finest, most thought-provoking, and is considered his wittiest work. Containing accounts of--among numerous other bizarre topics--strange coincidences, vampires, werewolves, talking dogs, poltergeist activity, teleportation, witchcraft, vanishing people, spontaneous human combustion, and the escapades of the 'mad bats of Trinidad.'

This is essential reading for those who want to learn about the early years of research into the myriad mysteries of this world and beyond.

CHARLES HOY FORT (1874-1932), life-long naturalist and independent journalist, wrote ten novels, though only one, The Outcast Manufacturers (1906), was published in the U.S. - critics said it was ahead of its time, but it was commercially unsuccessful. His most recognized work, The Book of the Damned (1919), referred to "damned data" that Fort collected, phenomena for which science could not account and was thus rejected or ignored. Upon his death in 1932, more than 60,000 notes were donated to The New York Public Library.

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ISBN-13:
9781304998736
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
06/27/2014
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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"Born in Albany, New York, in 1874, Charles Fort was (and arguably still is) the world's finest chronicler of all things mysterious. From his youth and practically up until the time of his death in 1932 at the age of 58, Fort was a copious collector of newspaper and magazine stories, tales and anecdotes on all aspects of what could be broadly termed 'the unexplained.' Unusual lights in the sky, strange creatures, ghosts, ghouls, and bizarre anomalies of both science and nature were daily and integral parts of Fort's life and featured heavily in his books. Today, students of the unknown throughout the world revere Fort.

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Wild Talents 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this author's dry wit and winding way of telling his tales. I'm especially enjoying his interjection of the experience he had as a youth when putting the wrong labels on cans, and how he says he's quite sure he knows readers will send him letters praising him of his brilliant symbolism, letters that he's quite sure will mystify him as to their meaning. I'm positive that if I had a chance I would so send such a letter. Cheeky monkey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accidently got this as a sample..