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Fortean Times #258 (February 2010)

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  • Release date: 7 Jan 2010
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated March 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


  • 40 The Pantheon of Modern-Day Celebrity Saints - How Elvis, Princess Di and Jacko have ascended into a rarefied circle of worship
  • 49 Blood, Sweat and Tears - Visions of weeping and bleeding statues
  • 32 The Puppet Master - The mind-controlled showbiz celebs
  • 44 Solarcon-6 - Philip K Dick's FBI contacts
  • 22 Swedish Lesbian Enclave Thrills China - Strange reports from the world's largest nation


32 The Illuminati X-Factor (Cover Story)
Are we being programmed and manipulated through celebrity worship and media control? Are fashion shoots deliberately filled with occult symbols and the music industry run by inter-dimensional lizards? Richard Leon investigates a new form of occult conspiracy theory.

40 Michael, The King and Di
Ted Harrison welcomes the late Michael Jackson into the select pantheon of modern-day celebrity saints.

44 The Strange Tale of Solarcon-6
In an extract from his new book Science Fiction Secrets, Nick Redfern opens the FBI files on Philip K Dick to uncover a bizarre story of a neo-Nazi plot to start a Third World War in the United States.


30 Blasts from the Past - No 17. The Bendigo Spring-heeled Jack by Theo Paijmans

49 Dictionary of the Damned - No 31. Blood, sweat and tears


55 Alien abductions revisited by Peter Hough

58 Worlds in Collision by Patrick Harpur

Strange Days

Doing the zombie walk; meteorite hoax; organ-trading rumours persist; suicide case reopened after mediums contact ghost; Saturn's monster ring; photo uncovered of man who had an iron bar driven through his brain; Swedish lesbian town forbidden to men excites China; garlic mania - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 60


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  • 67


  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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