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Fortean Times #285 (March 2012)

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Contents

  • 72 The Shadow Over Bugarach - Adventures in the French village that's getting ready for the End of the World
  • 04 Alien Big Cat DNA - Could Gloucestershire deer kills provide proof?
  • 24 Not Shakin' That Ass - A case of hitting rock bottom
  • 50 Death and the Maiden - The artist and the pickled dead tramp
  • 52 Lost Ark - Seventies sea monster snaps

Features

2012 Doomsday Special

33 Doomsday 2012 Introduction

34 Doomsday 2012
Ted Harrison gets ready for the end of the world as we know it... and wonders just how the Earth might be destroyed come December.

38 Indigenous Fantasy
Joseph Gelfer examines the way 2012 prophecies have often hijacked motifs from indigenous cultures to support their claims.

40 The Hidden History of 2012
John W Hoopes explores the origins of the 2012 mythos in the works of hermeticists, hippies and hackers - from Helena Blavatsky and HP Lovecraft to Terence McKenna.

44 End of the World Buffet
Kevin Whitesides piles his plate high as he looks at the way the 2012 phenomenon has produced such a bewildering array of pop-cultural explanations, interpretations and artefacts.

Reports

30 Blasts from the Past - No 36. The fabulous flying men of 1880, Pt 2 by Theo Paijmans

72 Fortean Traveller - No 78. The shadow over Bugarach by Richard Stanley

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 10. Postman hermit by Dr Jan Bondeson

Forum

49 Bomb-proof museum by Andrew May

50 Death and the maiden by Ru Callender

52 Two monsters for the price of one by Karl Shuker

Strange Days

Exorcism sold online; DNA test for big cat attack; penguin with a heart; beach foam; lake monsters; parrot news; falls of fruit and veg; unlisted ingredients; holy relics - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Medical Bag
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 48

Reviews

  • 55

Letters

  • 67

It Happened to Me

  • 71

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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