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Fortean Times #290 (July 2012)

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  • Release date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated August 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

Contents

  • 48 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - When being pronounced dead is not the end of the story
  • 42 I Say, Old Sports - The glory and the agony of the original Olympics
  • 14 2012 Watch: End Games - The London Olympic conspiracy
  • 74 Dr Dee's European Adventures - Magic and wife-swapping in the Czech Republic
  • 53 What's My Motivation Here? - What drives paranormal entities?

Features

32 Terror in the Thames (Cover Story)
As a goose-eating monster lurks in the waters of London's Olympic Park, Neil Arnold considers the long line of unlikely beasts - from alligators and giant catfish to sharks and sea serpents - spotted in the capital's great river and its tributaries.

42 I Say, Old Sports!
For all the hype surrounding London 2012, the original Greek Games were undeniably much more fun, what with naked wrestlers, lethal trumpet contests, multiple chariot pile-ups and boxers who turned into wolves. Barry Baldwin celebrates the outrageous oddities and farcial fatalities of the ancient Olympics.

48 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Part 1: The Lazarus Syndrome
When footballer Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch and his heart stopped for a full 78 minutes, his subsequent recovery was hailed as a miracle - not least by Muamba himself - but his experience was far from unique. Ted Harrison considers a number of recent cases in which being pronounced dead is not the end of the story.

Reports

30 Blasts from the Past - No 40. Fairies, airships & space travel by Theo Paijmans

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 119. Colloque Cryptozoologie by Matt Salusbury

74 Fortean Traveller - No 80. Dr Dee in Trebon by Simon Wilson

Forum

53 What's my motivation? by SD Tucker

54 Who's the darkest of them all? by Maria Perez Cuervo

Strange Days

Beach rocks that burn; psychic headache saves twin; delighting in the ordinary; dis-membering; animal explorers; fire-starters; brothers lapse into childhood; bloodless baby; orange boy; cannibal tales - and much more.

  • 14 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 28 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 52

Reviews

  • 57

Letters

  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 72

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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