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Fortean Times #332 (October 2015)



  • 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


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.


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


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



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


  • 61 BOOKS
    • Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England's Churches by Matthew Champion - ISBN 9780091960414 - Jerry Glover
    • Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars by Chris Woods - ISBN 9780190202590
    • The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock - ISBN 9781473213326 - David V Barrett
    • Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange translated by Malcom C Lyons - ISBN 9780141395036 - Bob Rickard
    • How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction by Beth Shapiro - ISBN 9780691157054 - Ian Simmons
    • Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State by Joscelyn Godwin - ISBN 9781438455945 - Jay Rath
    • The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture by Scott Herring - ISBN 9780226171715 - Paul Sieveking
    • Also Received
    • Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon by Robert Salas - ISBN 9781601633422
    • Out Holographic World: The Shocking Truth about Time and Reality by Anthony Milne - ISBN 9781857568271
    • Fearless in Tibet by Matteo Pistono - ISBN 9781401941468
    • Walking Among Us by David M Jacobs - ISBN 9781938875144
  • FILM & DVD
    • The Messenger - Director David Blair, UK 2015 - Daniel King
    • Infini - Director Shane Abbess, Australia 2015 - Mark McConnell
    • The Day the Earth Caught Fire - Director Val Guest, UK 1961 - David V Barrett
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • Videodrome - Director David Gronenberg, Canada 1983
    • Shorts
    • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arrow Video - Rev PL
    • Quatermass - Network - Rev PL
    • Stations of the Cross - Arrow Films - Daniel King


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