Charles Fort

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Charles Fort
Charles Fort - portrait - c. 1920.jpg

Photo portrait of Charles Fort, c. 1920

Born Charles Hoy Fort
6 August 1874(1874-08-06)
Albany, New York
Died 3 May 1932 (57)
Bronx, New York
Burial Albany Rural Cemetery [1]
Nationality American
Known for Forteana; Super-Sargasso Sea
Noted work(s) The Book of the Damned (1919); New Lands (1923); Lo! (1931); Wild Talents (1932)
Spouse(s) Anna Elizabeth Filing (m. 1896)[2]

Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 - May 3, 1932) was an American researcher and author in the field of anomalous phenomena, an area of study today often known as Forteana for his expansive contributions.

Selected Bibliography


  • Fort, Charles (1909), The Outcast Manufacturers, New York: B. W. Dodge & Company 

on Anomalous Phenomena

  • Fort, Charles (1919), The Book of the Damned, New York: Boni and Liveright 
  • Fort, Charles (1923), New Lands, New York: Boni and Liveright 
  • Fort, Charles (1931), Lo!, New York: Claude Kendall 
  • Fort, Charles (1932), Wild Talents, New York: Claude Kendall 



  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 06 August 2018), memorial page for Charles Hoy Fort (6 Aug 1874–3 May 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3079, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.
  2. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Charles Hoy Fort and Anna Elizabeth Filing, 26 Oct 1896; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,487,668.