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This infamous compendium of the strange and unexplained, including UFOs and strange weather, was the result of decades of research in libraries by its author, Charles Fort (the inspiration for the term "Fortean"). Worldwide occurrences of the supernatural and the paranormal are documented, with names and pages of sources provided. Fort's literary contemporaries who admired his work included Ben Hecht, John Cowper Powys, Theodore Dreiser, Tiffany Thayer, Sherwood Anderson, Clarence Darrow, and Booth Tarkington. This production excises Fort's numerous forays into his speculative Super-Sargasso Sea theory in favor of focusing on his voluminous research and reporting - as author Colin Wilson said of Fort, "the facts are certainly astonishing enough".

Public Domain (P)2021 Jack Chekijian

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full of info

just goes to show that high strangeness has been going on way back , well worth the listen if you want historical info thanks 👍.

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  • 16-06-21

Missing material

This audiobook is not unabridged. Most of the first chapter is skipped. The first chapter is important because it describes the philosophy of the book.

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