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Fortean Times #270 (January 2011)

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  • Release date: 09 Dec 2011
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated February 2011 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson
  • Digital editions: Zinio version

Contents

  • 32 UnConvention 2010 - This premier fortean gathering saw some old favourites and some new faces
  • 64 The Egyptian Book of the Dead - British Museum's guide to the afterlife
  • 74 Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp - A holiday visit to a medium's paradise
  • 05 Last Chance to See! - Museum of everything's eclectic exhibition
  • 54 TLE & Anomalous Experience - Brain malfunction & the paranormal

Features

34 Flying Saucers of the Gods (cover story)
When the Wise Men followed the Star of Bethlehem, were they really having a Close Encounter? Ted Harrison traces the links between religion and UFOs and examines the rise of extraterrestrial theology, from Erich von Daniken to David Icke.

40 Meeting Jesus at Oxford
Ed Dutton has spent a decade researching the strange fact that undergraduates at Britain's oldest and most respected universities are far more likely to undergo conversion to fundamentalist forms of Christianity than other students. Could the answer lie in a combination of hothouse educational environments and the very architecture of our brains?

46 A Policeman's Lot: Part 2
Last issue, Peter Brookesmith, David Clarke and Andy Roberts revisited one of the most famous British close encounters, the PC Alan Godfrey 'abduction'. In the concluding part of their anniversary article, they ask what PC Godfrey really saw on that night in 1980.

Reports

32 Unconvention 2010 by Stuart Ferrol

44 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No. 109. 41st MUFON Conference by Nick Redfern

74 Fortean Traveller - No. 73. Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp by Gary Lachman

Forum

51 The Victorian shaman by Guy Reid-Brown

52 A plague on your White House by Nick Parkins

54 TLE & anomalous experience by Emma McNeil

Strange Days

Science and precognition; the polar bear that wasn't; brown bear's morning stretch; exorcism classes in America and mass possession in the Caribbean; bogus social workers; gulls goofing off; John the Baptist relics; delayed postcards; 'time-traveller' on film; gorilla on Mars - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 50

Reviews

  • 57

Competition

  • 61

Letters

  • 69

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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