8 Apr 2021

Redemption of the Damned

Martin Shough and Wim Van Utrecht. Redemption of the Damned, Vol.2: Sea and Space Phenomena. Anomalist Books. (April 2, 2021)
Charles Fort published his first and most influential book, The Book of the Damned, a century ago in 1919, collecting together many historical reports of strange phenomena in the sky, in space and in the sea. Since the birth of the UFO controversy in 1947, Fort's writings have been cited in countless books and web pages. Yet this is the first time in a hundred years that researchers have systematically verified the sources and content of every one of these oft-recycled stories, correcting many errors, placing each case in its historical context, and submitting it to a careful scientific investigation in an attempt to find a conventional answer.

Following on from the first volume, Redemption of the Damned, Vol. 1: Aerial Phenomena, this second volume examines Sea and Space Phenomena. What were these phenomena? Is it possible to find non-exotic explanations? With the advantage of modern knowledge, methods and resources, in most cases the answer proves to be yes. Some of the solutions found may shock the general reader and surprise even specialists. Yet in the end a few well-documented events remain unexplained.