Fortean Times #273 (April 2011)
- Release Date: 03 Mar 2011
- Cover price: £4.25
- US Edition is dated May 2011 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
- Cover: Gerard Goffaux
- Digital editions: Zinio version
- 36 Dreaming the Future? - Was the Aberfan disaster really foretold in precognitive dreams?
- 40 Shifting Cities - Electro-pop pioneer John Foxx interviewed
- 52 SLIders - The streetlamp switchers
- 28 The Quest for Otto Rahn - The mysterious real-life Indiana Jones
- 48 Media Mediums - The world of celebrity psychics
28 The Quest for Otto Rahn Part One: Crusade against the Grail (cover story)
Who was the mystery man who caused Himmler's team of crack SS archaeologists to seek the Holy Grail and other legendary relics? In the first of two articles, Richard Stanley relates the story of SS Obersturmfuhrer Otto Rahn.
36 Dreaming the Future?
Dreams have long been thought to predict the future, and many people believe they have experienced highly accurate premonitions while fast asleep. Nonsense, says Richard Wiseman - precognitive dreams can be easily explained by statistics and the science of sleep.
44 A Game of Tag
Claims of people being implanted - perhaps by extraterrestrials - with mysterious devices have circulated for years. This may not be mere paranoia and delusion, says David Hambling - the real culprits may be closer to home.
48 Media Mediums
Mikita Brottman follows the latest fads, fashions and psychic styles in metaphysical media and tells us who's hot and who's not amongst celebrity clairvoyants.
Hilary Evans has been collecting accounts of streetlight interference for years, and concludes that, far from being mere folklore, people with the ability to turn off streetlamps as they pass are a genuine scientific mystery. We present a selection of 'SLIder' reports from around the world, taken from his new book.
40 John Foxx Interviewed by Etienne Gilfillan
57 Breaking convention by Andy Roberts
58 Homeless bones by Paul Taylor
Hauntings in public places; Nessie news; bouncing bullets; BVM sightings and angel sect warnings; spy becomes fortean TV star; hidden room in Calcutta's National Library; Mrs Thatcher's mystic - and much more.
- 10 Fortean Follow-ups
- 14 Science: The Fluoridation Menace
- 16 Ghostwatch
- Paranormal Car Crash
- Police Reactions to Ghost and UFO Reports
- 17 Mythconceptions - 139. Snakes' Jaws
- 18 Archaeology
- Human Story Modified
- Roman Descendants in China?
- 19 Classical Corner - 135. The Old Dupe Pedlars
- 21 Alien Zoo
- A Lizard Worth Crowing About?
- A Missing Lynx No Longer
- An Identity Crisis for Anubis?
- 23 Konspiracy Korner Ponders the Different Relationship between Conspiracy Theory and the Media in Britain and the US.
- 24 Necrolog
- Berthold Eric Schwarz
- Jure Robic
- 25 Strange Deaths
- 26 The UFO Files
- Jerusalem UFO Hoax?
- Berry Interesting
- Aliens Ate My Panties
- UFO Casebook: Aerial Buzzes and Humming Hills
- 02 Enlightened Times?
- 56 Fortean Times Exclusive Monster Mug
It Happened to Me
- 79 Phenomenomix: Trepanning
Tales from the Vault
- Editor - David Sutton
- Founding Editor - Bob Rickard
- Founding Editor - Paul Sieveking
- Art Director - Etienne Gilfillan
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