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1. A subject of the unexplained, unknown, paranormal, cryptozoology, ufology, or other related field. A subject that is considered Fortean is one that cannot be explained through known means.

2. One who studies and investigates the unexplained.

3. Of or relating to Charles Fort. The term is derived from the name Charles H. Fort, author of The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, and Wild Talents, who is widely regarded as the father of paranormal investigation.
As a Fortean I frequently investigate cases of hauntings, UFO sightings, and strange creates.
by The Unknown User December 20, 2008
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relating to an interest in oddball psuedo-science, cryptozoology, alien big cats, ufology, and the like more from an inquisitive standpoint than a sensationalistic one. a fortean is just as happy to provide/glean information that would debunk a phenomenon as they would be to prove or further a study.
bob watches "ghost hunters", but he's not convinced that ghosts are intelligent entities, but more likely a recording on space, or a side-effect of electro-magnetic interference, because he's a fortean.
by toyman November 16, 2007
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