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Fortean Times #276 (June 2011)



  • 34 True Giants - Do they still walk the Earth?
  • 46 The Fake, The Snake and The Sceptic - Re-examining the ancient Greek cult of Glycon
  • 79 Phenomenomix - Aleister Crowley's reincarnation
  • 40 Starlite Man - Maurice Ward, modern-day alchemist
  • 53 Miracles - Inexplicable powers


34 True Giants (cover story)
Mark A Hall and Loren Coleman believe that giants once walked the Earth, before they were killed off by the hostility of their human neighbors. What's more, the fossil record tells us just what these oversized creatures were... and other evidence suggests that they might be hanging on even today in the world's remotest places...

40 Starlite Man
Merrily Harpur wonders what happened to Maurice Ward - a real-life 'Man in the White Suit' - and his invention, Starlite, a mysterious substance that promised to change the world.

46 The Fake, The Snake and The Sceptic
Steve Moore looks back at Alexander of Abonoteichus, a colourful 'False Prophet' from Roman times, and wonders if he was really a fraud or just suffered from very bad press...


32 Blasts from the Past - No 31. The Devil of Bracken County by Theo Paijmans

53 Dictionary of the Damned - No 39. Miracles

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 4. Alas, poor Jumbo by Dr Jan Bondeson


57 Cod codices? by Andrew Smith

58 Inventing the Middle Ages by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

TV presenters lose the power of coherent speech; Osama bin Laden's death - the conspiracy theories start; the first time machine; creatures lurking in lakes; poltergeist in Coventry; faces in nature and in a jelly bean; Indonesian oddities; it's raining worms - and much more.

  • 16 Science
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 27 Mythconceptions
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files



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It Happened to Me

  • 74


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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