Published since 1948, Fate magazine is the foremost periodical dedicated to the paranormal. Issued monthly, Fate publishes articles on subjects as diverse as cryptozoology, faith healing, and haunted houses. Fate’s first issue presented an article on a 1947 UFO sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold. Most ufologists believe that, thanks to the article, Arnold’s report greatly influenced public opinion on UFOs, convincing many Americans that extraterrestrials were visiting Earth. The creators of Fate were editors Raymond A. Palmer (who was previously the editor of Amazing Stories magazine) and Curtis Fuller. The two men remained with Fate until 1955 and 1988, respectively. In 1988 the magazine was purchased by Llewellyn Publications, which specializes in the paranormal and is the largest publisher of books on witchcraft.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning