The neologized term "Metaphortean" combines "metaphor" and "Fortean," the latter term denoting strange, mysterious events popularized in the publications of the independent, early 20th century researcher Charles Fort.  An eccentric champion of anomalous phenomena, Fort collected facts that had allegedly been excluded, rejected or ignored by established science because they were unexplainable.  While Fort focused on arbitrary borderlines between accepted and denied explanations, Metaphortean Research puzzles shifting values associated with new and obsolecent media cultures.