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Fortean Times #239 (August 2008)

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  • US Edition is dated October 2008 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


  • 32 The Enlightened Ones - The notorious organisation behind every conspiracy the world has ever seen
  • 44 The White Witch of Rose Hall - Uncovering the facts behind a Caribbean legend
  • 18 Virgin Vision - Church accepts shrine
  • 40 The Irish Wildcat - Folklore or flesh and blood?
  • 54 Motty - An Elephant Surprise - A unique pachyderm remembered


32 The Enlightened Ones (Cover Story)
Who are the Illuminati? Do they really control the world? And how do you join? David Hambling traces the hidden history of the most notorious conspiracy of all time, while David V Barrett assesses its modern legacy.

40 The Irish Wildcat
Gary Cunningham attempts to get to the point of an unusual tale (or a tail with an unusual point) in his quest for the real identity of a weird, elusive and often controversial cryptid.

44 The White Witch of Rose Hall
Benjamin Radford heads for the Caribbean in search of the truth about Annie Palmer, a beautiful girl who - the stories tell us - became a cruel and sensual murderess and whose vengeful spirit still haunts the mansion that was once hers.


51 Women in Freemasonry by Jen Ogilvie

52 Intelligent dinosaurs by Darren Naish

54 Motty - an elephant surprise by Dr Karl Shuker


74 Fortean Traveller - No 58. Ingolstadt, southern Bavaria by Simon Wilson

Strange Days

German bunny ripper; crop glyph as easy as Pi; when galaxies collide; olive thieves leave no trace; consumers with singular tastes; bad luck stories; dolphins beach on British shorelines; fish athletics; Canada's foot flotsam mystery runs on; shrine to Virgin vision officially recognised; strange romances - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 22 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Medical Bag
  • 28 Ghostwatch
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files



  • 02

UnCon Ad

  • 13


  • 50

Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 56


  • 57


  • 65


  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 73


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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