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ALL "SAUCERS" Doubt. THE FORTEAN SOCIETY MAGAZINE. Vol. II. Number. 40.

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ALL "SAUCERS" Doubt. THE FORTEAN SOCIETY MAGAZINE. Vol. II. Number. 40.

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Belive it or not, Charles Fort was the first ufologist, wrote the first UFO book: "The Book of the Damned," published in 1919. Born in Albany, New York, Fort was working as a newspaper reporter before age 20. Determined to become a writer, he traveled the world searching for experiences to write about. In South Africa Fort contracted a fever that followed him back to the United States. He married his nurse, Anna Filing, and embarked on a career as a freelance writer. Fort spent hours on end in the library pursuing his interests in nature and behavior. While paging through old newspapers and scientific journals, he began to notice, among other repeatedly chronicled oddities of the physical world, reports of strange aerial phenomena. Despite the fact that these strange sky objects were reported with increasing frequency, the press and the scientific community treated each sighting as a one-time occurrence. There was no sense that such events, far from being isolated, were part of a larger phenomenon. Even the airship wave of 1896 and 1897 quickly passed out of the public's memory. But an eccentric American writer, Charles Fort (1874-1932), finally put it all together, becoming the world's first ufologist. Taking voluminous notes, he eventually turned out four books. The first three --The Book of the Damned (1919), New Lands (1923), and Lo! (1931) -- dealt in part with UFO reports. The Fortean Society was started in the United States in 1931 during a meeting held in the New York flat of American writer Charles Hoy Fort, in order to promote his ideas. The Fortean Society was primarily based in New York City, and was the forerunner of organizations studing unidentified flying objects and other paranormal phenomena. Its first president was Theodore Dreiser, an old friend of Charles Fort, who had helped to get his work published. Founding members of the Fortean Society included Tiffany Thayer, Booth Tarkington, and many of New York's literati such as Dorothy Parker.The first issue of the Fortean Society Magazine appeared in September 1937. With the eleventh issue (Winter 1944-45), the title was changed to Doubt.The Fortean Society Magazine (Doubt) was published regularly until Thayer's death in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1959, when the society went on hiatus and the magazine came to an end. In the Fortean Calendar, the year the Society was founded (1931) is equivalent to 1 FS. Please copy and paste the link for our books: https://saucerianbooks.blogspot.com/

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781955087353
Publisher: Editorial Nuevo Mundo
Publication date: 12/02/2022
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
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