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Fortean Times #332 (October 2015)

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Contents

  • 32 The Kubrick Conspiracies - Did the director of 2001 help fake the Moon landings?
  • 42 The Great Alien Bake-Off - Pancakes from outer space
  • 12 Creature Feature - Godzilla returns to Tokyo
  • 06 Ghosts of Bangkok - Spirits and superstitions in modern Thailand
  • 11 Monkeys vs the Evil Eye - Albania's cuddly guardians

Features

26 The Kubrick Conspiracies (cover story)
Cinema and conspiracy theory are no strangers, but it is unusual for such theorising to attach itself to the figure of a director - so why has Stanley Kubrick become the focus of theories involving everything from fake Moon landings to the Illuminati? Dean Ballinger argues that the answer can be found in the director's obsession with creative control.

38 Reclaiming the Mermaid
Sophia Kingshill asks whether the figure of the fish-tailed siren can be rescued from the traditional roles of victim or vamp to claim a more nuanced, and sometimes political, role in the modern world.

42 The Great Alien Bake-Off
Bread is a foodstuff rich in human history and symbolism, but it has also played a surprising role in all kinds of entity encounters over the centuries. Joshua Cutchin opens his otherworldly oven and shares a selection of fairy loaves, alien pancakes and Sasquatch crackers.

Reports

30 Blasts from the Past - No 59. The Night Doctors by Theo Paijmans

48 Strange Statesmen - No 6. Warlords of Maclantis: Lewis Spence by SD Tucker

52 Building a Fortean Library - No 3. How to do cryptozoology by The Hierophant's Apprentice

Forum

55 The laughing death by Mark Greener

56 Identical but different by Guy Lyon Playfair

58 I am Spartacus by Paul Screeton

Strange Days

In search of the Nazi ghost train, flesh-eating fiends, Mormon seer stone, France's phantom gassers, Warminster mural, rogue Masonic police, Thai ghosts, blue devil spider, Emdrive updates, herring gull hooligans - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Science: EmDrive Anomalies by David Hambling
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Devereux
    • Old Gold
    • Leaving a Mark
    • Golden Like The Sun
    • Sleeping Beauty
  • 17 Classical Corner - 191: Magical Mystery Tour by Barry Baldwin
  • 18 Ghostwatch: Unwelcome Developments by Alan Murdie
  • 22 Medical Bag
    • Dart Stuck Up Nose for 44 Years
    • Misplaced Mobile
    • 420 Kidney Stones
    • Lured Out with Basil
    • Heavy Metal Diet
  • 23 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Ken's Alaskan Anomalies
    • A Change of Head for Anubis
    • Carl Meets the Blue Devil
  • 25 Mythconceptions - 92: Bloody Steak by Mat Coward
  • Fortean Follow-Ups
  • 27 Fairies and Folklore: Inventing Browney by Simon Young
  • 28 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Fortean Food
  • Modern Mad Gassers
  • Erratum FT331:65 wrong publisher for DVD
  • Cartoon by Martin Ross

Reviews

Letters

It Happened to Me

Comix

Reader Info

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