Book of the Damned
First of the famous four ‘‘Books’’ of Charles Fort
(1874–1932) that challenged conventional divisions of thought
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Book of the Damned
and science by collating and interpreting phenomena that were
usually denied, explained away, or ignored. The ‘‘damned’’ described
by Fort as the data that science has excluded, referred
to a wide variety of scientific anomalies. The Book of the Damned
was first published in 1919. It was followed by New Lands, 1923;
Lo! 1931; and Wild Talents, 1932. A complete collected edition,
The Books of Charles Fort, was published in 1941.
Fort, Charles. The Books of Charles Fort. New York Henry
Holt, 1941.