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Fortean Times #261 (Special 2010)

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  • Release date: 1 Apr 2010
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition has a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Bumper 100 Page Issue
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


32 And Did Those Feet? (Cover Story)
William Blake's famous poem may acclaim the legend of Jesus visiting Britain, but, asks Ted Harrison, could there really be any truth behind it? And if so, what reason could He have had for venturing to these cold northern shores?

38 Dreamachine
Can something as simple as a flickering light create altered states of consciousness in the viewer? Could such powers be harnessed in an easily assembled homemade device? Jack Sergeant stares into the Dream Machine.

Special Ghosts on Film Supplement

52 Ghosts in the Photographic Machine
David Hambling warns that although the camera never lies it can certainly be misleading - especially when we're looking at the long history of ghosts on film.

54 Double Exposure
Mike Hallowell recounts one of the most intriguing incidents in British ghost lore - the strange story of a dying man and a doppelganger searching for a photo...

58 The Watertown Ghosts
Blake Smith digs into the background of one of the most famous spirit photographs of all time - in which a pair of dead sailors returned to haunt their old ship - and finds that there's more to this mysterious image than meets the eye...

64 The Case of the Phantom Polaroid
Tom Ruffles offers a possible identity for a supposedly unknown image of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle obtained during a Norfolk seance.


30 Blasts from the Past - No 20. Strange animals in the Rio Genil by Ulrich Magin

44 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 102. The Orgonite trail by Mark Bennett

48 Phenomena Revisited - No 1. Lightning images - Bob Rickard revisits some of the marvels he explored with the late John Michell in the classic 1977 book Phenomena.

90 Fortean Traveller - No 69. The stones of Languedoc by Simon Wilson


67 The Ally Pally masons by David Leigh-Ellis

68 Searching for the Sun roll by Steve Marshall

70 Receding horizons by Steve Moore

Strange Days

Dead starlings over Somerset; car door remote controls jam; haunted army post; snake oil redeemed; quake survivors; animal longevity; ghost and fairy snaps; Japanese fad for blood types; organs doubling up; late postcards; bone relics reclaimed and rediscovered - and much more.

  • 17 Konspiracy Korner
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

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It Happened to Me

  • 89



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Reader Info

  • 94


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