History Magazine / ForteanTimes

27th Jun '17 12:32:56 PM AgProv
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* ArkhamsRazor: while holding to the sensible point of view that OccamsRazor is generally the right approach to take in evaluating evidence, FT is keen to point out that Arkham's Razor should not be scorned and may, in some circumstances, at least be more entertaining and maybe even potentially useful.
25th Jun '17 10:49:57 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: they've toned it down a bit recently and hopefully listened to reader criticism. Experimenting with different styles of font and background colour is all very well and in the eyes of a keen designer, probably a lot more fulfilling than that boring unimaginative black-type-on-white-page, but what got lost in the enthusiasm was that it still has to be ''readable''. Combinations like red or yellow type on black background could make the pages horribly hard to read. FT went trough a phase of things like this.

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* UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories: The magazine drily catalogues the latest instances of WildMassGuessing;
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: they've They've toned it down a bit recently and hopefully listened to reader criticism. Experimenting with different styles of font and background colour is all very well and in the eyes of a keen designer, probably a lot more fulfilling than that boring unimaginative black-type-on-white-page, but what got lost in the enthusiasm was that it still has to be ''readable''. Combinations like red or yellow type on black background could make the pages horribly hard to read. FT went trough a phase of things like this.



* UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories: The magazine drily catalogues the latest instances of WildMassGuessing;
15th May '17 5:42:25 AM AgProv
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* WeirdnessMagnet: Some people and places are naturally strange. Like the one corner of the north of England that has seen as many UFO sightings as the rest of the country put together.

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Some people and places are naturally strange. Like [[UsefulNotes/{{Todmorden}} the one corner of the north of England that has seen as many UFO sightings as the rest of the country put together.together]].
27th Oct '16 2:28:27 PM AgProv
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: they've toned it down a bit recently and hopefully listened to reader criticism. Experimenting with different styles of font and background colour is all very well and in the eyes of a keen designer, probably a lot more fulfilling than that boring unimaginative black-type-on-white-page, but what got lost in the enthusiasm was that it still has to be ''readable''. Combinations like yellow type on black background could make the pages horribly hard to read. FT went trough a phase of things like this.

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: they've toned it down a bit recently and hopefully listened to reader criticism. Experimenting with different styles of font and background colour is all very well and in the eyes of a keen designer, probably a lot more fulfilling than that boring unimaginative black-type-on-white-page, but what got lost in the enthusiasm was that it still has to be ''readable''. Combinations like red or yellow type on black background could make the pages horribly hard to read. FT went trough a phase of things like this.
27th Oct '16 2:26:42 PM AgProv
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: they've toned it down a bit recently and hopefully listened to reader criticism. Experimenting with different styles of font and background colour is all very well and in the eyes of a keen designer, probably a lot more fulfilling than that boring unimaginative black-type-on-white-page, but what got lost in the enthusiasm was that it still has to be ''readable''. Combinations like yellow type on black background could make the pages horribly hard to read. FT went trough a phase of things like this.
11th Oct '16 3:42:08 PM AgProv
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* ScoobyDooHoax: Paranormal investigators and parapsychologists are, after long experience, open to the possibility that in some cases they might be manipulated for financial ends. One British ghost-hunter, called to investigate an alleged haunting at a country hotel, spent a month looking and mounting vigil, on and off over the course of a year. When he finally said to the owner that he was almost absolutely certain nothing was there, the hotel owner begged him to make something up and fabricate a ghost, as it would be so good for business to be able to advertise his business as a haunted hotel. The same ghost hunter noted, some time later, the hotel was advertising itself as "having repeatedly been investigated by psychic detectives and ghost-hunters".... The Scooby-Doo Hoax is a whole interesting Fortean area on its own and regularly covered for what it has to tell concerning greed and gullibility.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: Paranormal investigators and parapsychologists are, after long experience, open to the possibility that in some cases they might be manipulated for financial ends. One British ghost-hunter, called to investigate an alleged haunting at a country hotel, spent a month looking and mounting vigil, on and off over the course of a year. When he finally said to the owner that he was almost absolutely certain nothing was there, the hotel owner begged him to make something up and fabricate a ghost, as it would be so good for business to be able to advertise his business as a haunted hotel. The same ghost hunter noted, some time later, [[ShamelessSelfPromotion the hotel was advertising itself itself]] as "having repeatedly been investigated by psychic detectives and ghost-hunters".... The Scooby-Doo Hoax is a whole interesting Fortean area on its own and regularly covered for what it has to tell concerning greed and gullibility.
5th Oct '16 12:08:24 AM Fireblood
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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: the Alien Big Cats suspected to be resident in Great Britain, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, which are frequently glimpsed but never definitively proven.

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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: the The Alien Big Cats suspected to be resident in Great Britain, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, which are frequently glimpsed but never definitively proven.
17th Aug '16 3:26:57 AM AgProv
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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: the Alien Big Cats suspected to be resident in Great Britain, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, which are frequently glimpsed but never definitivelty proven.

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* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: the Alien Big Cats suspected to be resident in Great Britain, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, which are frequently glimpsed but never definitivelty definitively proven.
17th Aug '16 3:24:44 AM AgProv
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* SandWorm: The Olgoi-Khorkhoi (Mongolian Death Worm), a legendary beast said to inhabit the Gobi Desert, is a 2-5 foot long worm capable of spitting acid and able to electrocute prey. FT regularly covers Mongolia to summarise the latest reported sightings and seeks to evaluate the evidence, using cryptozoologists who have made expeditions here as a sort of "roving reporter".
28th Apr '16 10:28:28 AM AgProv
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti;
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