Monday, March 07, 2011

The Book of The Damned by Charles Fort. The book that started it all on the paranormal

One of the more unusual books to come out in late 1919 was this volume. "The Book of The Damned" by Charles Fort. It was not a massive seller, or a big item when new. But it was different, very different. It was truly the first book to come out dealing with space activity and the paranormal. It was a classic of classics when it came to that. Charles Fort (1874-1932) gave to the world a bible of sorts to all those who would write on this subject again. It was the first.

Here you can see the rare original 1919 edition.
It was in a reddish fabric with a large planet like image with stars around it. It really was unique for its day.

Charles Fort

This book would become a classic that is still in print today. It has influenced an entire field of research that would amazed Mr. Fort if he could see it today.