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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Charles Fort

1874 - 1932

 
 
Charles Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Charles Fort Marker
Inscription.
American Writer
and founder of
Forteanism, the study
of anomalous
phenomena
Lived here
1921-1928

 
Erected 2015 by The Marchmont Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Marchmont Association Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 51° 31.482′ N, 0° 7.508′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Marchmont Street just south of Tavistock Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 Marchmont Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 1AP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Hunt (here, next to this marker); John Skinner Prout (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Marchmont Community Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); William Reeve (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenneth Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Emlyn Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); William Empson
Charles Fort Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Charles Fort Marker - Wide View
Looking across Marchmont, 3 markers are visible: the one on the left is for Charles Fort, the one in the middle is for William Henry Hunt, and the one on the right is for John Skinner Prout.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Ashton (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Regarding Charles Fort. The Marchmont Association website indicates that this marker was unveiled on March 28th, 2015 by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Fort (Wikipedia). "Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932) was an American writer and researcher who specialized in anomalous phenomena. The terms Fortean and Forteana are sometimes used to characterize various such phenomena. Fort's books sold well and are still in print. His work continues to inspire admirers, who refer to themselves as "Forteans", and has influenced some aspects of science fiction." (Submitted on May 4, 2018.) 

2. Fortean Texts (Internet Sacred Texts Archive). "In the early twentieth century Charles Fort put together great quantities of exhaustively documented 'puzzling evidence.' This is data which science is unable or unwilling to explain, such rains of fish or blood, mysterious animals, or manufactured artifacts in deep strata. Fort collected numerous accounts of aerial phenomena prior to the invention of aviation, including huge cylinders and spheres in the sky. Many of these would today be considered UFOs." (Submitted on May 4, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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