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Fortean Times #252 (August 2009)

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  • Release date: 20 Aug 2009
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated September 2009 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson


  • 30 The Berwyn Mountain UFO Crash - Uncovering what really happened in the Welsh hillsides back in 1974
  • 42 Pygmy Pachyderms - Can there still be small elephant types hiding away?
  • 14 Right Blindness - Presidential accusations
  • 74 Rock Art - Mysterious Peruvian petroglyphs
  • 36 In the Eye of the Beholder - The hoax as a contemporary art form


30 The Berwyn Mountain UFO Crash (Cover Story)
Extraterrestrial spacecraft, alien bodies, military retrieval teams, earth tremors, meteorites and the Men in Black - it might sound like Roswell, but this incredible story took place in North Wales in 1974. Andy Roberts attempts to separate fact from fiction to establish what really happened in the Berwyn Mountains 35 years ago.

36 Hoax! Part 3
In the final part of their article, Peter Brookesmith and Rob Irving examine the dynamics of deception and hoaxing as an art form.

42 Pygmy Pachyderms
Elephants are the world's largest land animals, but many people claim that there are some rather smaller ones out there too. Matt Salusbury weighs the evidence for and against the existence of pygmy elephants.


53 A glitch in time by Gail-Nina Anderson

54 The virtual afterlife by Mikita Brottman


28 Blasts from the Past - No 12. Curious corpses by Peter Hassall

49 Dictionary of the Damned - No 28. Ghosts and hauntings, Part 4

74 Fortean Traveller - No 66. Toro Muerto petroglyphs, Peru by Mike Jay

Strange Days

Polliwog precipitation; grisly impalings and amazing survivals; lost items return from the sea - or a buffalo dung pile; great apes show their tricks; heavenly visions; a confusing traffic sign, and a man too stoned to remember he'd never been married - and much more.

  • 14 Konspiracy Korner
  • 16 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 24 ABC Diary
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 56


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  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 73


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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