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Fortean Times #265 (August 2010)

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  • Release date: 22 Jul 2010
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated September 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: UFOs by Alex Tomlinson, Capitol Building by Lee Iljoo, final image by Etienne Gilfillan


  • 52 Psychic Pets and Twin Telepathy - Man's best friend knows when you're coming home
  • 46 The Meteorite Detective - The man who proved stones really do fall from the sky
  • 74 The House of Hoffmann - Museum of a German fantasist
  • 54 The Monster Manual - Guidelines from Dungeons & Dragons are just not what cryptozoologists need


32 Weapons of Mass Deception (Cover Story)
The July 1952 Washington DC flying saucer overflights changed official attitudes to these objects and brought the CIA into the picture. Mark Pilkington wonders whether they were the result of deliberate military deception - and if so, by whom and for what purpose?

40 Meteor Man
Matt Salusbury salutes Ernst Chladni, the self-taught polymath who confounded academic wisdom by turning to witness testimony and historical data in his quest to prove that meteors had an extraterrestrial origin.

46 Look Out Below: Part Two
Peter Hassall continues his occasional series on mysterious falls from the sky with a look at some recent mystery metal chunks that have fallen to earth, and some 'meteorites' that aren't what they seem to be.


30 Blasts from the Past - No. 24. The Monte Baldo 'Volcano' by Ulrich Magin

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No. 106. Planet X or Dark Star? by Richard Goodwin

74 Fortean Traveller - No. 71. The House of Hoffmann by Claudia Andrei


51 Two of a fortean kind by Dr Karl Shuker

52 Instant Messaging by Dr Rupert Sheldrake

54 The Monster Manual by Charles Paxton

Strange Days

Ghost radio plays 1940s band tune, analysing poltergeist rapping, crop glyphs are bustin' out all over, bodies under hotel beds, canine treks, marks of the fallen, collecting fever, toads escape Italian earthquake, brains take surprising turns - and much more.

  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 15 Mythconceptions
  • 16 Science
  • 19 Konspiracy Korner
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Necrolog: Martin Gardner
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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  • 57 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD
    • Mystery and Imagination from Network (anthology of 1960s teleplays)
    • Goemon - Director Kazuaki Kiriya, 2009, Momentum Pictures
    • Splice - Director Vincenzo Natali, 2009
    • Samurai Zombie - MVM
    • Force of Five - Cine Asia
    • World on a Wire - Second Sight
    • Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
    • Alan Wake


  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 72

Simulacra Corner

  • 73


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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