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Fortean Times #283 (January 2012)



  • 32 Mexican Miracles - Giving thanks to the saints for their help, plus lucky charms and protective amulets
  • 48 The Specimens of Alex CF - Peering inside a cabinet of curiosities
  • 54 Reptiles of Riverside - A California town's man-lizards
  • 34 They Came From Hollywood - Were real paranormal events accidentally filmed?
  • 07 Lapping It Up - Longest tongue and other records


34 They Came From Hollywood! (Cover Story)
In the first of a two-part survey, Peter Hassall discusses some of the weirdest byways in cinema history, looking for feature films - including some bona fide classics - in which genuinely anomalous phenomena such as UFOs, ghosts or monsters have allegedly been accidentally caught on film.

40 A UFO in 1561?
A famous woodcut from Nuremberg has often been adduced as evidence of a major early UFO sighting. Ulrich Magin takes a closer look at this misunderstood image and offers an alternative explanation.

44 The Otherkin
What happens if, one day, it starts to dawn on you that rather than being a humdrum human being you are, in fact, an elf, or a unicorn, or even a chupacabra? Emma McNeil shines a light on the incredibly strange creatures who stopped being people and became mixed-up monsters...

48 The Specimens of Alex CF
Tim Weinberg visits an unusual collection devoted to the study and documentation of unclassified non-human species... and meets its even more unusual curator.


32 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 115. Miracles and charms by [[David V Barrett]

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 8. Tragic effects of practical joking by Dr Jan Bondeson


53 What's with Wetzels? by Theo Paijmans

54 Riverside reptilians by Martyn Jackson

56 Welsh water-leaper by Dr Karl Shuker

Strange Days

Cemetery expert robs graves; holiday goat hunt ends in cannibal tragedy; appropriate names; eastern European oddities; another Irish SHC case; medicine's weirder casebook; surviving falls; star jelly; 'alien' pig and one-eyed albino shark; a taste for long pork - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 23 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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It Happened to Me

  • 75


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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