Skylaire Alfvegren’s ‘THE LIFE, WORK, AND INFLUENCE OF CHARLES FORT’

Posted: May 1st, 2010 in Forteana, heroes, L.O.W.F.I.
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Charles Fort in 1893.‘THE LIFE, WORK, AND INFLUENCE OF CHARLES FORT’

“Every science is a mutilated octopus. If its tentacles were not clipped to stumps, it would feel its way into disturbing contacts.” — Charles Fort

There is a man, largely undiscovered by the modern world, whom I, and many others, believe made one of the most significant contributions to the world of science. Had it not been that he vehemently opposed modern scientists and their methods, his work might be enjoying a greater popularity than it does. Had this man decided to write about completely different topics, he would be hailed as a fabulous literary character. Here was a peculiar fellow. Charles Fort devoted 26 years of his life to compiling documented reports of scientific anomalies from journals and newspapers from all around the world. He lived in dire poverty so that truth could prevail. His life’s work may one day be of great scientific worth, should the established scientific community ever muster the courage to approach it.

Anomalies. This is what Fort trafficked in.

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