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Fortean Times #259 (March 2010)

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  • Release date: 4 Feb 2010
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated April 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)


  • 74 The Ghost Cities of Syria - A visit to Simeon Stylites country
  • 14 Fighting Toothworm - A long-standing notion of dental decay
  • 34 Templars in the Woods - Robin Hood and his Merry Men - monks at war
  • 09 Desert Rocks on the Move - Death Valley's wandering stones
  • 54 Farewell to the Spanish Wolfman - Paul Naschy, werewolf extraordinaire


34 Robin Hood, The Last Templar (Cover Story)
Robin Hood has been a staple of cinema and television screens since the days of Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn - but was he based on a historical figure? And if so, what was he doing in Sherwood Forest with his Merry Men? John Paul Davis goes back to the earliest ballads and proposes an unexpected identity for Britain's most famous man in tights.

40 Lost Graffiti of the Templars
Graffiti left by the Knights Templar in southwestern France have been virtually ignored by scholars. Jerry Glover investigates their possible origins and meanings and asks whether they could be the missing link between the Templars and the Holy Grail.

46 Where Have All the Werewolves Gone?
Did the arrival of Darwin's theory of evolution put paid to a widespread belief in half-human creatures? Perhaps not, says Brian Regal, who argues that science itself sometimes gives birth to new monsters, ready to occupy the evolutionary niche of those they have displaced.


30 Blasts from the Past - No 18. Imposters in stone by Theo Paijmans

74 Fortean Traveller - No 68. Byzantine ghost towns of Syria by Paul Sieveking


51 Battle for the stars by Ian James Kidd

52 Straight from the horse's mane by Patrick Harpur

54 The Spanish Werewolf by Maria J Perez Cuervo

56 A new Rosslyn? by AJ Morton

Strange Days

A Czech poltergeist; odd-looking animals; sonic crowd-control; desert rocks on the move; patients with embedded needles; gummy bear and beer bottle temple; underwater mysteries; author looks like new portrait of ancient witch; was Columbus Scottish? plus 'dead' people show up still alive after their funerals - and much more.

  • 14 Medical Bag
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 24 Alien Zoo
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

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It Happened to Me

  • 73


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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