Definition of Fortean in English:

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Fortean

Pronunciation: /ˈfôrdēən/

adjective

Relating to or denoting paranormal phenomena.
Example sentences
  • Eclipse or no, we'll be back in seven days with more UFO, Fortean and paranormal news from around the planet Earth, brought to you by ‘the paper that goes home - UFO Roundup.’
  • We'll be back next week with more UFO, Fortean and paranormal news from around the planet Earth, brought to you by ‘the paper that goes home - UFO Roundup.’
  • For instance, paranormal true believers frequently use false dichotomies in arguments about the validity of the anecdotal evidence offered to support claims of ghost sightings, alien visitations, and other Fortean phenomena.

Derivatives

Forteana

Pronunciation: /ˌfôrtēˈanə/
plural noun
Example sentences
  • In Forteana, the phenomenon in Benson would fall under the heading of phantom sniper rather than UFO encounter.
  • The Fayette Factor is the strangest phenomenon yet in Forteana.
  • This type of phenomenon is called a flow in Forteana.

Origin

1970s: from the name of Charles H. Fort (1874–1932), American student of paranormal phenomena.

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