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Fortean Times #266 (September 2010)

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  • Release date: 19 Aug 2010
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated October 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Etienne Gilfillan


  • 50 Return to the Lake of Seven Peaks - Seeking the shy and evasive orang-pendek in the rain forests of Sumatra
  • 32 Hollywood Hitmen - The mysterious death of a screenwriter with CIA links
  • 40 Durham's False Lights - Leading sailors astray
  • 10 The Octopus Oracle - Psychic cephalopod is media sensation
  • 56 Greeting the Dawn the Cathar Way - Solar alignments at Montsegur fortress


32 Hollywood Hitmen (Cover Story)
Black helicopters, underground bases, laser weapons, and the mysterious death of Arnold Schwarzenegger's screenwriter. Matthew Alford and Robbie Graham ask what really happened to Gary Devore.

44 All Fall Down
Thirty years ago, chaos interrupted the picture-postcard scene of a rural English fete. The mass collapse of nearly 300 young musicians at Hollinwell became one of the most controversial examples of 'mass hysteria' in Britain. Bob Rickard re-visits his clippings file of the event and its aftermath, and ventures - with hindsight - to reconstruct what really happened.

50 Return to the Lake of Seven Peaks
In 2009, Richard Freeman, as part of a team of intrepid adventurers, made his way back to the lake of Gunung Tuju in Sumatra in search of that elusive cryptid the orang-pendek - and this time, they saw one!


30 Blasts from the Past - No. 25. Sentient fireballs and biting lights by Theo Paijmans

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No. 107. AV4 Conference by Nick Cirkovic

40 Britain's X-Files - No. 16. The false lights of Durham by Dr David Clarke


55 Don't drink the water by David Hambling

56 The door into summer by Richard Stanley

Strange Days

Latest government revelation, images in mother nature, Charlie Chaplin cult, forecasting sports with tentacles, odd animal partnerships, heavenly signs, clusters of violent attacks, misidentified bodies, mass hysteria - and much more.

  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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  • 59 BOOKS
    • Mirage Men: A Journey in Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs by Mark Pilkington - ISBN 9781845298579
    • Hitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire by Sidney D Kirkpatrick - ISBN 9781416590620
    • Varmints: Mystery Carnivores of North America by Chad Arment - ISBN 9781616460198
    • Rosslyn Chapel Revealed by Michael TRB Turnbull - ISBN 9780750944670
    • Mary, Jesus and the Charismatic Priest: Faith, Legend and Logic in Languedoc - Including the Secret of Sauniere by Val Wineyard - ISBN 9782951845596
    • Charles G Leland: The Man & The Myth by Gary R Varner - ISBN 9780557286935
    • Vanished Ocean: How Tethys reshaped the world by Dorrk Stow - ISBN 9780199214280
    • Electricity of the Mind: The Anomalist No. 14: A Nonfiction Anthology edited by Ian Simmons - ISBN 9781933665399
    • The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites and the History of Freemasonry by Jay Kinney - ISBN 9780060822569
  • FILM & DVD
    • The Human Centipede - Director Tom Six, 2009
    • Manson Girl - Director Reginald Harkeme, 2009, G2 Pictures
    • The 7th Dimension - Director Brad Watson, 2009, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
    • Vampire Forensics - National Geographic, 2010
    • Lourdes - Artificial Eye
    • The Haunting of Marston Manor - MVM
    • Jackie Chan & The Kung-Fu Kid - Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
    • 14 Blades - Icon Entertainment
    • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty


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Simulacra Corner

  • 75

It Happened to Me

  • 76


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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