Forteana: 50 yrs of Fortean Times | Down South Anomalies #68

The impact of Victorian writer and researcher Charles Fort on the world of the anomalous is nothing less than astounding. For the first time in the history of scientific enquiry Fort had given the unexplained validity by providing it with a category of its own. He fought fervently against scientific reductionism and managed to document what would in later years become scientific fact i.e. ball lightning. Jay and Aspasia look briefly at his successors. William R. Corliss, Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, and Fort's Great Grand nephew Pat Spain. They also trace the history of the world's longest running magazine dedicated to Forteana, Fortean Times on its 50th Anniversary.