Term proposed in the 1970s to denote unexplained phenomena
such as UFOs, ghosts, alien creatures, mysterious
fires, and unusual falls from the sky, usually classified as
Fortean phenomena after the writer Charles Hoy Fort, who pioneered
the study of such things. The term never became popular
and largely passed out of use in favor of ‘‘anomalistics.’’
(See also Occidental Society of Metempiric Analysis)

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