We are a collective of data professionals exploring the most credible evidence and theories surrounding events described as paranormal. Join us as we dare to ask if UFOs, Mothman and Poltergeists are scientifically real.
“If there is an underlying oneness of all things, it does not matter where we begin, whether with stars, or laws of supply and demand, or frogs, or Napoleon Bonaparte. One measures a circle, beginning anywhere.” ― Charles Fort
Fortean winds refer to sudden and unexplained gusts of wind that seemingly come from nowhere and have no clear source or explanation.
These winds are often associated with paranormal or supernatural events and have been reported in various contexts, including in conjunction with UFO sightings, ghostly apparitions, and other unexplained phenomena. They have also been reported in association with natural disasters such as tornadoes and earthquakes.
The term “fortean winds” was popularized by the late writer and researcher Charles Fort, who collected and documented numerous reports of unexplained phenomena. Today, the term is still used by those interested in paranormal and anomalous phenomena to describe strange and unexplained gusts of wind.
The Paranormal Virus: Skinwalker Ranch and the “Hitchhiker Effect”
We discuss the “hitchhiker effect” identified at Skinwalker Ranch – a phenomenon in which anomalous objects or entities appear to follow or accompany individuals away from the site.Keep reading
How Do UFOs Fly and What Does That Say About Their Origin?
There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) may be utilizing advanced propulsion systems that involve the manipulation of space-time in order to achieve flight. This theory, which is often referred to as the “space-time distortion hypothesis,” proposes that UFOs may be able to bend or warp the fabric…Keep reading
Skinwalker Ranch and the Mystery 1.6GHz Signal
Skinwalker Ranch is a property located in the Uintah Basin in Utah, USA, and has been a hotspot for alleged paranormal activity, UFO sightings, and strange occurrences. The show has frequently highlighted the presence of a signal at 1.6GHz during anomalous events. They’ve also documented the cattle behaving agitated and unusual when the signal is…Keep reading
Havana Syndrome and the UFO Problem
We discussed Havana syndrome previously in our article UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger. To recap, we mentioned how Havana Syndrome is a set of symptoms which have affected overseas diplomats (as well as people who are not diplomats and not overseas). Over the last 2 years, the investigation of this ailment has continued in…Keep reading
The Shape of the Phenomenon
A few things a couple years of UFO research has taught us, and a few things it hasn’t.Keep reading
Why are there no Good Pictures of UFOs?
Because there are…is the answer. Yet, that’s the usual question. What do they look like? How do you know? Why are they always so blurry? How can you tell that’s not a bird? A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. Which means anything in the sky you can’t identify is a UFO. When scientists and…Keep reading
Angelic Descriptions in the Bible
The image of angels with white wings and golden hair did not come from the Bible. Nor did the image of chubby cherubs shooting bows come from the Book of Job. Biblical Angels were creatures of pure spirit, and thus could take many forms. Most Biblical scholars believe it’s impossible for us to know what…Keep reading
Neil Armstrong and the Lost Library of Gold
We had to write this article because the whole thing sounds like Pulp Fiction from the 1930’s. What’s most shocking about this story (besides the fact that Neil Armstrong did go searching for a lost library of gold in South America) is that it was so out of character for America’s first man on the…Keep reading
The James Webb Space Telescope and WASP-96b
By now you’ve heard of the James Webb telescope and if you haven’t, you’re probably afraid to ask. So we’ll run you through a quick primer on what the James Webb telescope is and why it’s such a big deal (just in case). Once you understand all of that, you’ll know why WASP-96b is important…Keep reading
The Many Names of Bigfoot
Over millennia, the creature unfortunately dubbed Bigfoot has been encountered across the globe, indicating a wider and more interesting phenomenon than the silly name asserts.Keep reading
Alien Abductions & Pregnancies: Who Would Believe You?
There are a large number of people out there (men and women) who’ve experienced the abduction phenomenon. Thousands have reported their experience to researchers and more show up in polls. Their stories show remarkable similarities, which force new theories related to the paranormal and others entirely related to psychology. Fortunately, a good deal of research…Keep reading
Bradshaw Ranch: Skinwalker Sedona
Similar to Skinwalker Ranch, Bradshaw Ranch has been the source of UFO and Cryptid reports. We wondered if it had the same set of electromagnetic anomalies. So, we went out there and took a look…Keep reading
What is a Fortean?
There are varying definitions, but a Fortean follows the anomalous researcher and writer tradition of Charles Fort. Charles Fort (1874- 1932) wrote numerous articles and books involving unexplained scientific and paranormal events. He is regarded by many to be the god-father of UFOlogy, the discoverer of ball lightning and the inventor of the term “teleportation.”…Keep reading
Conjuring Charlatans: The Case of Ed and Lorraine Warren
Ed and Elizabeth Warren are portrayed as erstwhile paranormal investigators in the series of films collectively referred to as “The Conjuring Universe.” The films have grossed over 2 billion dollars. In real life, they also portrayed paranormal investigators. Yet our research indicates they took advantage of people in distress and avoided discussions of evidence. If…Keep reading
Göbekli Tepe : Our Oldest Architecture and a Reminder
At 12,000 years old Göbekli Tepe predates Stonehenge by at least 6000 years. That’s a long time. That’s as long ago as Stonehenge was built compared to where we are now. So, if people from the era of Stonehenge found Göbekli Tepe, it looked to them like Stonehenge does to us today. That’s old. The site…Keep reading
UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger
We mentioned the danger of getting close to a UFO (or other objects associated with the term paranormal) in our article Skinwalker Ranch: Tricksters & Flying Saucers. They appear to emit a harmful radiation, and have already caused the hospitalization of two persons appearing on the History Channel Show: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. Thomas…Keep reading
The Hopkinsville (Kentucky) Goblins
Perhaps the weirdest (credible) report of a UFO encounter in the history of UFOs. Most of the weirdness is due to the description of the phenomenon encountered that night of August 21, 1955 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The description of the creatures as “goblins” conjures a mythological or fantastical explanation. Yet, the “Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblin Encounter” most…Keep reading
The Return of The Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis
How can something return if it never really went away? UFOs have always had a very real possibility of being extra-terrestrial. Why is it suddenly being talked about in November of 2021? Perhaps it’s because Nasa Administrator Bill Nelson mentioned in a press conference that he’d spoken to the pilots involved in UFO encounters and…Keep reading
Skinwalker Ranch: Tricksters & Flying Saucers
Follow up to our first post regarding Skinwalker Ranch. There’s a lot to unpack here. First, let’s review the most credible evidence we have from Skinwalker Ranch. UFOs have been spotted on the Ranch and Videotaped at least twice in public footage. Numerous electromagnetic anomalies were recorded. (by Bigelow, USG and History Channel Show)Numerous cattle…Keep reading
Skinwalker Ranch : All Kinds of Crazy
Skinwalker Ranch (located in Uintah County, Utah), is a choose your own adventure of paranormal phenomenon. A veritable cornucopia of weird. Reports of cryptids, poltergeist activity, lots of mutilated cattle and (of course, wherever there is general weirdness) UFOs. What makes this more notable than most reports of general weirdness? Many of the reports were…Keep reading
Remote Viewing: Yes it’s Real
That’s what you were thinking. Well do you at Fortean Winds think it’s real? For sure, friend. For sure. I’ll prove it to you. Let’s start by just calling it intuition. Do you believe you have intuition? Do you believe some people are more intuitive than others? Is that a belief or do you know…Keep reading
“Mothman” & The Case of the Stupid Name
He’s back. It’s 2021 and the Mothman is making another one of his goofy appearances. Just in time for Halloween! Except witnesses to this phenomenon don’t describe a “mothman.” That name was given to the experience by newspapers in the 1960’s. Multiple people are describing the same EXPERIENCE people described in the 1960’s. That experience…Keep reading
The Curious Case of Moses Wilhelm Shapira
The revered Fortean John A. Keel wrote about Moses Wilhelm Shapira. A 19th Century antiquities dealer who died of suicide by revolver in a hotel in Rotterdam. He also may have found the most exceptional biblical relic of the modern age. You can find Moses’s story recounted by John Keel in “The Eighth Tower” on…Keep reading
The Oldest Human Anomalies
For our first ancient history post we thought it made sense to start at the beginning. Evolutionary history is interesting, and the competing species of humans, is also an interesting piece of our history which is still being uncovered. In terms of evolutionary history, we’ll just say something resembling humans existed 6 million years ago…Keep reading
Occam’s Razor, UAP’s and an Unfortunate Association
We keep hearing and seeing this association and it’s just plain wrong on so many levels we can’t even begin to count. Often the argument goes like this, “UFOs don’t exist because Occam’s Razor says the simplest explanation is always the correct one. Therefore, if you see something resembling a balloon even though it doesn’t…Keep reading
The 2007 Ohare UFO Sighting: That’s no plane.
“Airplanes just don’t react like this” stated a United Airline ramp worker. Several United Airlines pilots, mechanics, ramp workers and tower personnel reported a large grey disk in the sky above Gate 17 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on November 7, 2007, making the O’Hare UFO sighting one of the most famous reported. Around 4:30…Keep reading
Hockomock Swamp & The Ghost of “Old Anawan”
“The Place Where Spirits Dwell.” Seriously, that’s what the name Hockomock means in the Algonquin language. So, naturally the place has been filled with ghost stories long before the first settler arrived. Human artifacts dating back 9000 years were found there. When the settlers did finally show up, they renamed the place “Devil’s Swamp.” Located…Keep reading