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Fortean Times #251 (July 2009)

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  • Release date: 25 Jun 2009
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated August 2009 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Owen Richardson


  • 36 In Search of the Man-Monkey - Mysterious encounters on the high road above a Shropshire canal
  • 42 Naked Lunch - 50 Years On - Burrough's extraordinary life and work
  • 48 Hoax! - Continuing our look at deception
  • 30 MIB - Men From the Ministry? - Those mysterious visitors warning us off
  • 24 Charms and Charmed Lives - Mummified cat talismans


36 In Search of the Man-Monkey (Cover Story)
It's big, it's hariy, and for more than a century it has shown a distinct fondness for lurking near bridges and scaring the life out of people. It's known as the Man-Monkey and has become something of an obsession for Nick Redfern

42 The Naked Truth
It was 20 years ago today, we often hear, that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play. But it was 50 years ago that an altogether more hip cultural artefact than any Beatles LP was launched upon the world, when William Burrough's notorious novel Naked Lunch was published in Paris. Phil Baker celebrates a life and career spent on the edge.

48 Hoax! Part 2
In the second part of their examination of the psychology of hoaxing, Peter Brookesmith and Rob Irving examine everything from fairy photos to fake Holocaust survivors, and ask what happens when myth becomes reality.


55 The first from Fort by Ulrich Magin

56 Apocalypse now and there... by Steve Moore

58 Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Simon Wilson


31 Blasts from the Past - No 11. The death bug of Chicago by Theo Paijmans

Strange Days

Mexicon's Man-Bat; Cornwall's all-devouring sea worm; Malaysia's "hopping ghosts" and pining spirits; twin empathy; objects found in food; Uri Geller buys an uninhabited island; flu paranoia; orgonite as an agent of change and blessing; mummified cat chimny charms and feline survivors; painting re-attributed - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 18 Alien Zoo
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 22 Ghostwatch
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 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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