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Fortean Times #243 (December 2008)

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  • Release date: 13 Nov 2008
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated January 2009 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


  • 32 America's Psychic: Jeane Dixon - For decades, she advised US presidents and even predicted JFK's assassination
  • 40 The Hound of Mons - Terror in the trenches of World War I
  • 18 South America's Ancient Scream - Pre-Incan mummies uncovered
  • 15 Ig Nobel Award 2008 - Challenging the boundaries of science
  • 42 Experience Anomalies - Witness accounts under scrutiny


32 America's Psychic: Jeane Dixon (Cover Story)
Robert Damon Schneck visited the Jeane Dixon Museum and Library during its final days and reflected on the life and times of America's "national psychic", the woman who advised presidents from FDR to Reagan and predicted the assassination of JFK.

42 Experience Anomalies
Jerome Clark attempts to get beyond the usual dichotomies of a literalist approach to close encounters, and asks whether it might be possible to believe witnesses' accounts without believing their explanations...


53 Fringe benefits by Paul Brown

54 The Mothman of Lake Garda by Ulrich Magin

56 The earthquake sensitives by Dr Roger Musson

58 Banking with Beanies by Paul Gilham


40 Blasts from the Past - No 4. The Hound of Mons by Theo Paijmans

49 Dictionary of the Damned - No 24. Weird flying creatures

Strange Days

Manimal footprints and goat hair; four-eared cat; miraculous gold teeth and Buddha's growing neck; Truman Show delusion; mass hysteria; Ig Nobel Awards 2008; lake monster sightings; Creation Museum - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 24 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Classical Corner
  • 28 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 60


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  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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