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Cheers from Well-Wishers
Thanks to all those who have sent in the following endorsements. If you agree with the aims of the CFI and would like to have your own encouraging message added here, send an email to CFI.
NB: The promoters of CFI reserve the right to edit submissions.
"The need for a non-political, centralized, Fortean research
library and archive is long overdue. I feel confident enough about it
to want to take an active part."
"Until we understand which strange claims are worth pursuing and
which not, we need a reliable collection and classification of them
"I support the idea 100%."
"The Charles Fort Institute is an excellent idea. A central repository of documents and other materials on the world's anomalies would be of immense value to scholars from a broad variety of disciplines. Through Fortean Times, Fortean Studies, and the Fortean books they have published, Bob and his colleagues have proven that no one is better qualified than they to put such an institute together."
"I wish that from the CFI's books and files will issue the future
reflections of mankind; a foundation of treasures to be explored by
tomorrow's great thinkers."
"My experience has been that one cannot trust the altruism of
other individuals or foundations. They can help, but a steady base is
"I applaud [the attempt] to get such an institute underway. It is
certainly needed, if only as an obvious place for collections to be
"Forteana cries out for a central archive. Computerized access
would be essential. It should be a growing resource ... It would
become the information exchange. I know Bob has dreamed of this for
the last two decades ... it really is time it became a reality.
"I am delighted to hear that you are planning to take the first
step in this great venture. I cannot think of any activity in which I
would be more keen to take part."
"I endorse the idea of preserving data and documenting current
belief systems. This is perfectly sensible."
"I agree ... The database [project] seems of considerable
importance to me."
"Count me among the knights of the CFI round table. I warmly
support the project. The ghost of free inquiry and dissent needs a
place to haunt."
"The idea of the CFI is inspired - certainly something that is
needed so that Fortean research ca grow in scope and understanding.
It is time to learn from history ... we don't want the old 'burning
the shoeboxes' scenario again. This is the first conscious attempt to
preserve collections of the weird and wonderful.
"[The CFI] is a very valuable pioneering venture."
"Such projects tweak my nose. I put together the 'Bakken Library
and Museum of Electricity in Life' and worked with the Pavek Radio
Museum and consulted on a number of similar projects, not to mention
gathering materials for my own Archaeus Project. You are generating a
lot of worthwhile trouble for yourself."
"I endorse the idea of a CFI with great enthusiasm and, next to seeing the Pope do a guest shot in the next Madonna video, I can't think of anything that would delight me more."
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