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Fortean Times #355 (Jul 2017)



  • 6 Holy bones head east: St Nicholas's relics in Russia
  • 8 India's opium-raiding parrots
  • 32 Conspiracy Central: The life and lies of Fred Lee Crisman
  • 40 Pulp SF and forteana


32 Conspiracy Central (cover story)
Flying saucers, the Hollow Earth, the assassination of JFK and Watergate: one man connects them all. Brian J Robb explores the bizarre world of 'conspiracy nexus point' Fred Lee Crisman.

40 Astounding Science, Amazing Theories!
Ray Palmer and John W Campbell had very different approaches to publishing science fiction, but both were drawn to forteana and fringe science, as Andrew May explains.

46 Was It A Bird? Was It A Plane?
Seventy years after pilot Kenneth Arnold's seminal June 1947 saucer sighting, Nigel Watson asks whether a top secret test flight might have been responsible for the birth of the UFO age.


30 Blasts from the Past - The Vanishing of Gertrude Strassburger Theo Paijmans

50 Building a Fortean Library - Bare-Faced Messiah The Hierophant's Apprentice


55 The siren song of the sea serpent by Theo Paijmans

56 Death and the borders of experience by Jenny Randles

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: Fatima children canonised, Britain's unluckiest men, cowpat combat and more...

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Science
  • 16 Archæology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 28 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 73 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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