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Fortean Times #290 (July 2012)



  • 48 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - When being pronounced dead is not the end of the story
  • 42 I Say, Old Sports - The glory and the agony of the original Olympics
  • 14 2012 Watch: End Games - The London Olympic conspiracy
  • 74 Dr Dee's European Adventures - Magic and wife-swapping in the Czech Republic
  • 53 What's My Motivation Here? - What drives paranormal entities?


32 Terror in the Thames (Cover Story)
As a goose-eating monster lurks in the waters of London's Olympic Park, Neil Arnold considers the long line of unlikely beasts - from alligators and giant catfish to sharks and sea serpents - spotted in the capital's great river and its tributaries.

42 I Say, Old Sports!
For all the hype surrounding London 2012, the original Greek Games were undeniably much more fun, what with naked wrestlers, lethal trumpet contests, multiple chariot pile-ups and boxers who turned into wolves. Barry Baldwin celebrates the outrageous oddities and farcial fatalities of the ancient Olympics.

48 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Part 1: The Lazarus Syndrome
When footballer Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch and his heart stopped for a full 78 minutes, his subsequent recovery was hailed as a miracle - not least by Muamba himself - but his experience was far from unique. Ted Harrison considers a number of recent cases in which being pronounced dead is not the end of the story.


30 Blasts from the Past - No 40. Fairies, airships & space travel by Theo Paijmans

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 119. Colloque Cryptozoologie by Matt Salusbury

74 Fortean Traveller - No 80. Dr Dee in Trebon by Simon Wilson


53 What's my motivation? by SD Tucker

54 Who's the darkest of them all? by Maria Perez Cuervo

Strange Days

Beach rocks that burn; psychic headache saves twin; delighting in the ordinary; dis-membering; animal explorers; fire-starters; brothers lapse into childhood; bloodless baby; orange boy; cannibal tales - and much more.

  • 14 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 28 The UFO Files



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It Happened to Me

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Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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