Definitions

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  • n. One who investigates anomalous phenomena.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to anomalous phenomena.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Charles Fort.

Etymologies

From Charles Fort, famous investigator of anomalous phenomena. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fort stuck, primarily, to events defying the natural sciences; I also seek out "fortean" events in the humanities and social sciences -- cargo cults, angelic intervention in battles, alchemical politics or poetry, et cetera.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Fortean London will write about the strange things in our city but will always do it with an open mind, a gimlet eye and hopefully something near the wit and energy Fort projected into those who call themselves 'fortean'.

    Londonist

  • He was adopted in name, if not always in spirit, by all manner of people calling themselves 'fortean'.

    Londonist

  • Labels: culture, fortean, snake posted by Chad Arment @ 12: 36 AM

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Labels: amphibian, fortean posted by Chad Arment @ 6: 45 PM

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I previously posted that the good folks at Daily Grail republished the classic 1979 fortean book, "Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults," by my friend Jacques VallĂ©e.

    Boing Boing

  • Note that episode one (1) and nine (9) feature topics of interest to cryptozoology, while other episodes touch on the fortean world.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Scotsman newspaper explores fortean Gordon Rutter's cabinet of curiosities.

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives

  • Over at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman wrote an appreciation of McGavin, drawing out the fortean links in his career.

    Boing Boing: February 26, 2006 - March 4, 2006 Archives

  • Updated daily, The Anomalist is a miasma of strange phenomena and unexpected discoveries -- sort of a fortean Boing Boing for scholars of the strange and curious bystanders alike.

    Posthuman Blues

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  • See: Charles Fort. This is a very good general application word for a well defined condition. Better say, than "strangenesses."

    August 2, 2009