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Fortean Times #277 (July 2011)



  • 32 The Interstellar Origin of Life - If the theory of Panspermia is correct, then we're all aliens...
  • 76 The Fairwater Mystery - Another sensational story from the Victorian age
  • 38 Galileo Uncovered - Heliocentric or Hermetic?
  • 44 Weaving the World's End - Westminster Abbey's most mysterious artwork
  • 12 The Owl and the Pussycat - The unlikeliest of animal friends


32 Dust to Dust: The Interstellar Origin of Life (Cover Story)
Conservative scientists tend to shy away from the idea that extraterrestrial life has anything to do with our own life on Earth, and the establishment fences the subject with demands for extraordinary levels of evidence, while ignoring data that is already to hand. But alien life is everywhere in the Cosmos - even on the Earth - if we know how to spot it, says Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe

38 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Galileo's battle against the Church over the heliocentric view of the Solar System is usually seen as a black-and-white struggle between science and superstition. But, suggest Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, there was more to it than that - including a secret bid to bring in a Hermetic New Age...

44 Weaving the World's End
While the world tuned in for the recent Royal Wedding, few of the millions watching knew anything of the enigmatic artwork at the heart of Westminster Abbey that reveals the date of Doomsday. Ruth Clydesdale uncovers the story of England's Cosmati pavement.


72 Fortean Traveller - No 75. Secrets of Sardinia by Mark Pilkington

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 5. The Fairwater mystery by Dr Jan Bondeson


51 The Great Stone Face by Jeffrey Vallance

52 The Kate Bush Enigma by Robert Moore

54 The Morning of the Mutants by Robert Guffey

Strange Days

Magic and hypnotism in power politics; ET corpse video; pious theft; Lutheran pastor with a magical panacea; the honeymoon from Hell; blind man recovers sight and paralysed woman walks; weird collections; nuns run riot; Doomsday that wasn't - and much more.

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



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It Happened to Me

  • 70


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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