The following is a list of important or noteworthy researchers of supposed anomalous phenomena and Fortean subject matter, including author bibliographies or relevant books. Listed chronologically from when their work reportedly began. ________________________________________________________________ Preface : The history of the study of anomalous phenomena, which has come to be known as “Fortean research”, is a vast and complicated one with many branching paths or side passageways. This list is compiled of various classic researchers who studied a variety of topics including spirits, UFOs, monsters, parapsychology and more.  This list includes some influential figures previous to Charles Fort that I feel also contributed to the Fortean study in some way such as noted Spiritualists and Mesmerists. Also included are story