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Fortean Times #282 (December 2011)



  • 32 Talking Dogs and Chatty Cats - The amazing career of Don the Talking Dog and other extraordinary animals
  • 48 Something in the Water - Sea monks and other oddities
  • 38 Weird Weekend - Creatures on the loose in deepest Devon
  • 58 Goodbye, Steve Jobs - Was the Apple founder really a secular saint?
  • 21 Looking Both Ways - The oldest ever Janus cat


32 Don the Talking Dog (Cover Story)
Ever feel your pets "understand every word you say"? What if they could not only answer back but tell you just what was on their minds? Dr Jan Bondeson reveals the remarkable story of some extraordinary animals that toured Europe and America.

40 Batrachian Velocipedists
Robert Damon Schneck considers two cases of frogs on bicycles and ponders the links between these odd amphibians and the paranormal.

42 Paws for Thought
Merrily Harpur surveys the recent Alien Big Cat (ABC) scene. Encounters with these mysterious out-of-place felids have become more common and more credible, with wildlife experts and TV celebs believing big cats are present in Britain - but the cats themselves remain elusive.

48 Denmark's Weird Waters
Lars Thomas describes some of the lesser-known denizens of Denmark's seas, lakes and waterways, from the killer pike of Copenhagen to the spooky guardian of Alling Creek...


30 Blasts from the Past - No 34. When Sasquatch was young by Ulrich Magin

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 114. Weird Weekend 2011 by George Banning

52 Dictionary of the Damned - No 42. Earth mysteries, Part 2


57 Don't shrink the kids! by Mikita Brottman

58 My own portable Jesus by SD Tucker

Strange Days

High-speed ageing; ASSAP goes legit; 9/11 predictions; Siberian Bigfoot hunt; sleep disorders; Nessie photo; man hears his own eyeballs; memory loss; latest Ig Nobel awards; feline journeys - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths



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It Happened to Me

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Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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