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Charles Fort’s Newspaper Clippings
Paper pieces

Origin

Charles Fort

Type

Newspaper Clippings

Effects

Causes anomalous phenomena

Downsides

Causes periods of depression in the user

Activation

Exposure to the news

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Sprague-72C

Aisle

255368-1047

Shelf

631844-6718-436

Date of Collection

June 12, 1994

[Source]


OriginEdit

Charles Fort was a writer and researcher whose main area of interest was anomalous phenomena, including paranormal events, cryptic sightings, extraterrestrial visits and conspiracy theories. He spent much of his time compiling together scientific works in his own note taking system. Although he suffered from depression and would periodically destroy his work, he was able to publish several books with the help of writer Theodore Dreiser. His works gained a cult following and has helped inspire both science fiction and fringe science theories.

EffectsEdit

Each clipping was taken from a different headline Fort thought was noteworthy and unusual. They activate individually when exposed to a recent news story, electronically, orally or by print. The exact effect created differs, depending on the details of the story.

Some of the reported effects include:

  • Teleportation / Bilocation / Astral Projection
  • Poltergeists / Fairies
  • Cryptid Sightings
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Transmutation
  • Telepathy / Psychokinesis / Mind Control
  • ESP / Precognition / Clairvoyance
  • Supsended Animation
  • Time Travel
  • Transhumanism / Shapeshifting
  • Sudden areas of pollution / radioactivity / electronic signals interference
  • Apperance of advanced beings / Equivalent Sentient Species / Hive Minds

The user will fall into a period of depression and will likely try to destroy their livelihood or interfere with the unnatural phenomena.

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