Thursday, January 27, 2022

Episode #229: The Book of the Damned - Part 1

Time for a book report.

We've been wanting to do Charles Fort's The Book of the Damned for a while now, as in many ways it is the foundation of much of modern investigations into the strange, weird, and wonderful. As always, we begin by reading through the various intros and forwards to the book. There is an introduction by Jim Steinmeyer, which gives us some insight into Fort himself and his life. Then there is Fort's own introduction to The Book of the Damned, which gives us some insight into his goals and some of his thinking regarding the subjects of the book. It also gives us an introduction into Fort's unique style of writing.
After these two intros, we begin tackling the main subjects, starting with strange atmospheric effects, colored hail, and weird rain.

You can get The Book of the Damned from Amazon here:

Audible version by Grimerica:

Thanks to listener and supporter AJ Schlechten for the 1up box of art, find his work at his website,, and on Instagram, @ajschlechten

1 comment:

  1. I was pleased to hear that you and Ben of UnchartedX photographed the wall at Edfu and subsequently passed this on to someone for translation. Should you ever make it down to the so-called Osireion please do the same thing for the King's List wall at the temple of Seti the First. It has similar information but not an identical list. I believe one of the two walls makes reference to predynastic periods of "kings" in the ballpark of thirteen thousand years and twenty-three thousand years respectively. Mainstream archeology of course considers everything predynastic as mythological and everything dynastic as actually historical. 🤔 This information combined with other archaeological data is what gives us the the accepted chronology of the past five thousand years of Egyptian history.

    Note that similar to your questioner for this podcast I am another sedentary armchair researcher. I am seventy-five years of age. Peace out!


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