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Fortean Times #217 (December 2006)

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  • Release date: 16 Nov 2006
  • US Edition is dated January 2007 with a cover price of $10.50 USA (CAN $12.25)
  • Cover Image: Les Edwards


  • 44 Findhorn's Flying Saucer Vision - How a UFO contactee group gave birth to the famous New Age community
  • 18 Astouding Science - Winners of the 2006 IgNobel Awards
  • 30 Extra Saucery Perception - Paranormal UFO sightings
  • 51 Hyper-Reality TV - 9/11 as Media Myth
  • 76 Haunted Hotel - Cambodia's ghost palace
  • 54 Wild Talent - Who was Charles Fort?


32 The Electric Wizard (Cover Story)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla, the brilliant inventor and pioneer of electric power, who has entered legend as an innovator, a man before his time - and even an extraterrestrial. Mark Pilkington explores the enigma of the man who lit up the world.

44 Saucers Over Findhorn
Scotland's Findhorn Community is known as one of the great New Age success stories - a small group that grew from humble beginning to a world-renowned spiritual centre. Andy Roberts reveals that its true origins lie in the heady days of the flying saucer contactee movement.


51 9/11 as Media Myth by Noel Rooney

52 Exit the Dragon by Tim Weinberg

54 Who was Charles Fort? by Ian Kidd


40 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 83. Weird Weekend 2006 by Matt Salusbury

76 Fortean Traveller - No 46. The Bokor Palace, Cambodia by Tom Vater

Strange Days

Identity crisis in France; art school dropouts; Jesus shows his face; Hindu gods drinking more milk; minnows sealed in a duck egg; talking elephant; abducted in a flash; spectres of Scotland; first sign of writing in the New World; IgNobel Awards results; sulphurous mud swamps Java; out-of-place animals invade Europe - and much more.

  • 13 Science
  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Alien Zoo
  • 26 The Heirophant
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 56


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  • 64


  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 75


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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