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Fortean Times #331 (September 2015)

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Contents

  • 06 End of the Line - Saying goodbye to Tama the cat, Japan's famous feline stationmaster
  • 08 Chicken Church - Indonesia's oddest house of prayer
  • 36 When Gulls Attack - Winged terror at the British seaside
  • 56 Fake Shakespeare? - A life portrait of the elusive bard - or not?
  • 26 Defence of the Realm - Is Britain ready for an alien visitation?

Features

28 UFOs Over China (cover story)
The People's Republic of China is firmly under the control of one of the world's most secretive regimes. But, says Chris Saunders, if the recent catalogue of strange events in the nation's media is anything to go by, some world-changing news could be about to emerge from the Far East...

34 No Mortal Maid Am I
A recent anime film tells the story of Kaguya, a princess from the Moon, exiled to Earth and raised by a peasant family. Bob Rickard explores the background to this ancient Japanese tale of extraterrestrial visitation.

40 The Warminster Syndrome
David Simpson created UFOs from ordinary bits of plastic and metal in his workshop. Some people believed they came from other worlds. David Clarke reveals the story of the hoaxer who fooled the Warminster skywatchers.

Reports

48 Building a Fortean Library - No 2. Forteana on the instalment plan by The Hierophant's Apprentice

50 Strange Statesmen - No 5. A pawn in the game: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov by SD Tucker

74 Fortean Traveller - No 102. Tuscany's UFO Museum by Luis R Gonzalez

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 41. Paul Tetzel, the champion butcher by Jan Bondeson

Forum

55 The misguided monster hunters by Brian Regal

56 Portraits of an invisible man by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit, more kamikaze canines, perverts on parade, glass delusion, gull attacks, dwarfs and duendes, Indonesia's Chicken Church, London's sewer hogs, Madrid's UFO conference - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Science: Too Much Information by David Hambling
  • 16 Ghostwatch: Elves, Duendes & Gremlins by Alan Murdie
  • 19 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Armoured in Arkhangelsk
    • A Gong for Debbie Martyr
    • Beavering Away in Devon
  • 20 Special Report: The Inhabited Sky by Theo Paijmans
  • 22 Fortean Follow-ups
    • Kamikaze Canine Hotspot FT196:4
    • Avian Secret Agents FT308:4-5
    • Dazed and Confused FT316:36-40
    • Nanteos Cup Retrieved FT319:20
    • Coming to get Choo FT328:10
  • 23 Fairies and Folklore: Sewer Hogs & Crocs by Simon Young
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Cecilia Elizabeth Nicholson by Bob Rickard
    • Dean Potter
  • 26 the UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Skywatching
  • The Birds
  • Erratum FT328:05 - mistake in Conspirasphere
  • Cartoon by Martin Ross

Reviews

Letters

It Happened to Me

Comix

Reader Info

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