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Fortean Times #271 (February 2011)

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  • Release Date: 06 Jan 2011
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated March 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

  • 44 Strange Stories from a World of Wonder - Remembering a magazine that gave Seventies schoolkids a walk on the weird side
  • 38 Naked Quakers - Society of Friend's odd origins
  • 36 Surrounded by Buzzing Electricity - Musician-playwright-artist Felix Kubin interviewed
  • 04 The Wikileaks Saga - Assange, infowars and the end of conspiracy
  • 51 Calling All Space Brothers - Flying saucers and their cults

Features

30 HR Giger's Reel Monster (cover story)
One eyewitness description forever fixed the popular image of the Chupacabra - the blood-sucking monster that stalked Puerto Rico in the 1990s. But, argues Benjamin Radford, it's a description that bears an uncanny similarity to a 1995 movie monster created by none other than cult artist HR Giger... could they be one and the same?

38 Naked Quakers
Justin Meggitt looks back at the strange world of the early Quakers, with their apocalyptic obsessions and penchant for disrobing in public.

44 Strange Stories from a World of Wonder
In the first of a two-part article, Matt Salusbury relives the vanished days of his childhood, when the weekly arrival of a magazine called World of Wonder would lift him out of the realm of humdrum reality and help set him on the royal road to forteana.

Reports

28 Blasts from the Past - No. 28. California Flesh Falls by John Hairr

36 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No. 110. Paranoid Soundworlds by Mike Pursley

51 Fortean Times Dictionary of the Damned - No. 37. Contactee Religions

Forum

55 The right royal relic? by Ted Harrison

56 Dangerous crossing by John Billingsley

58 Return of the king by Dr Karl Shuker

60 Cholera humbug! by Geoff Dupuy-Holder

Strange Days

WikiLeaks revelations; adrift on the ocean wave; one old lady locked in the lavatory; deadly woodlands; army bugle and sea camera find good homes; cobras terrify village and pet black snake saves family from fire; unlikely coincidences; extreme allergies - and much more.

  • 14 Medical Bag: Time to Prescribe Prayer?
  • 16 Ghostwatch: Thereby Hangs a Tale... Part Two
  • 17 Mythconceptions: Wren's Redundant Columns
  • 18 Archaeology
    • Uffington White...Dog?
    • Stone Age Door
    • Thunderstone Mystery
  • 19 Classical Corner 133: Get Stuffed
  • 21 Alien Zoo
    • Return of the Champ?
    • Going Batty over a Missing Mystery
    • A New Madagascan Mongoose
  • 23 Konspiracy Korner: Masons on the Moon and False Flag Operations
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Zecharia Sitchin
    • Geoffrey Crawley
    • Betty Meyler
  • 25 Strange Deaths
  • 26 The UFO Files
    • Flyingsaucery
      • Recycle Your UFOs Here!
      • Spook Rockets Return?
      • It's a Mythtery
      • All Along the Watchtower
    • UFO Casebook: Let's Play UFO Snap!

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Leaks and alien look-alikes

Subscriptions

  • 54 Free Fortean Times Mouse Mat

Reviews

  • 63 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD
    • Metropolis - Director Fritz Lang, 1927, Eureka Entertainment
    • Not Like Others - Director Peter Pontikis, 2008, Chelsea Films
    • The Horde - Directors Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, 2009, Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment
  • GAMES
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops
    • Alan Wake: The Writer

Letters

  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 76

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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