Fortean Times #290 (July 2012)
- 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
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- 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?
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.
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
53 What's my motivation? by SD Tucker
54 Who's the darkest of them all? by Maria Perez Cuervo
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
It Happened to Me
- 79 Phenomenomix
Tales from the Vault
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