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Fortean Times #308 (December 2013)



  • 42 Happy Birthday Nessie! - Celebrating 80 years of the world's most famous monster
  • 48 Shooting Bigfoot - A new film follows the Sasquatch-seekers
  • 72 Mysterious Madonna - Phil Rickman and the Lady of Llanthony
  • 76 Lion Wagers - Foolhardy feats of the leonine kind
  • 44 Senior Moments - Meet the world's oldest oldies


27 Fortean Top 40 (Cover Story)
We celebrate four decades of Fortean Times with a Top 40 of classic stories selected by our expert panel. Plus an extra-special Phenomenomix by Hunt Emerson.

38 The First Forteans
Who were the first forteans? Bob Rickard goes in search of our fortean roots in the first part of a new series.

40 Desna and the Duppy
Paul Cropper heads to Jamaica to investigate the Fire Demon of St Elizabeth and to find out more about the fearsome duppy of local lore.

42 Nessie at 80
The modern Loch Ness Monster phenomenon started in 1933 with dramatic sightings and photographs. Gordon Rutter was one of the organisers of a conference celebrating the world's most famous monster...

48 Shooting Bigfoot
Brian J Robb talks to British documentary filmmaker Morgan Matthews about his new film, Shooting Bigfoot.


72 Fortean Traveller - No 89. Capel-y-ffin, Powys

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 26. Lion wagers


53 Life begins at 40 by Ted Harrison

54 Meeting the Genius Lochi by Jonathan Bright

Strange Days

Spy birds busted; world's oldest oldies; Nebraska sprites; demonic baby; snakes on a plane (and other unexpected places); Bigfoot bulletin; Ig Nobel Awards and much more.

  • 12 Science
  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 22 Necrolog
  • 24 The UFO Files



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  • 57 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD


  • 67

It Happened to Me

  • 70


  • 80

Reader Info

  • 75


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