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Fortean Times #241 (October 2008)

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  • Release date: 18 Sep 2008
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated November 2008 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


  • 46 Motorists from the Future - Have time-travellers on a road trip dropped in for a visit?
  • 28 Sympathy For The Devil - Inside the Church of Satan
  • 40 Toward the Unknown Region - Vaughan Williams the visionary
  • 51 Hoaxes and Hoaxers - An examination of dabblers in deception and delusion
  • 32 Devil with a Laser - A Martinique mystery


34 Popobawa! (Cover Story)
Benjamin Radford travels to Zanzibar in search of the shape-shifting, sceptic-raping demon responsible for a major panic in 1995 and which still casts a bat-winged shadow over the nighttime streets of the Stone City.

40 Toward the Unknown Region
David Sutton celebrates Ralph Vaughan Williams on the 50th anniversary of his death, and argues that far from being a composer of 'cow-pat music' he was a visionary in the tradition of Blake and a Neo-Romantic re-enchanter of Britain's musical landscape.

46 Motorists from the Future
In the second part of his article examining sightings of mysterious futuristic craft and impossibly advanced vehicles, Peter Hassall turns his attention to flying cars.


55 Farewell to Colindale by Matt Salusbury

56 Haunted by Richard Nixon by Jeffrey Vallance

58 Alfred and Jack: Ripping Yarns by Stephen Volk


28 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 94. The Church of Satan by Nick Redfern

32 Blasts from the Past - No 1. The devil with a laser beam by Theo Paijmans

51 Dictionary of the Damned - No 23. Hoaxes, fakes and delusions

Strange Days

Turning Wendigo on a Greyhound bus; Bigfoot hoax; winged cats; psychics try to identify sex offenders; Michelin-star tourist vanishes; gecko shows up in hen's egg; alien test card; spook snaps; felons make it easy for the police - and much more.

  • 10 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 14 Science
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 22 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 25 Strange Deaths
  • 26 The UFO Files



  • 02

UnCon Registration

  • 50


  • 54

Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 60


  • 61


  • 69


  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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