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Fortean Times #289 (June 2012)

  • Release date: 24 May 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated July 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Chris Smith
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter


  • 32 The Trail of the Night Walker - A shape-shifting monster terrorises a South African town
  • 44 Going Native - The anthropologists who get too involved
  • 38 Amelia's Final Flight - Solving an aviation mystery
  • 54 Gernsback's Sound and Vision - How Hugo promoted electronics and television
  • 72 The Voice on the Tape - More readers' personal experiences


32 The Trail of the Night Walker (Cover Story)
Richard Stanley returned to his South African roots, only to find that the folklore of his childhood had come to life in the form of a shape-shifting monster terrorising the small town of Steytlerville.

38 Amelia's Final Flight
Amelia Earhart, the world's most celebrated aviatrix, went missing over the Pacific 75 years ago, while hoping to make a record-breaking round-the-world flight. Duncan E Turner looks back at aviation's most famous mystery and talks to the investigator who thinks that it is about to be solved.

44 Going Native
Anthropologists studying 'primitive' cultures and their supernatural beliefs have often reported paranormal experiences of their own. Are these cases of culture shock - or the result of cultural relativism? Ed Dutton examines what happens when fieldwork gets out of hand...


28 Britian's X-Files - No 19. Saucer Sam by Dr David Clarke

30 Blasts from the Past - No 39. Snakes in the stomach by Peter Hassall

50 Dictionary of the Damned - No 45. Cryptozoology

74 Letter From Cambodia - No 1. Spirits: Good, evil, persuadable by Jen Ogilvie

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 13. The strange death of the Earl fo Lauderdale by Dr Jan Bondeson


53 Laughter and spleen by Simon Wilson

54 Gernsback's sound and vision by Brian J Robb

Strange Days

Haunted by a tsunami; hookers acquitted of stealing semen for witchcraft; elephant on Mars; mama bear saves hiker from puma; oddest book titles; dead people revived; eggs forecast weather; water monsters - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 17 2012 Watch
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Konspiracy Korner
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths



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It Happened to Me

  • 72


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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