History Magazine / ForteanTimes

28th Apr '16 10:28:28 AM AgProv
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10th Apr '16 1:10:01 PM AgProv
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: the BEK (Black Eyed Children) as above.
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: The magazine loves this sort of story. In fact, one of the UrExample Fortean phenomena was a mysterious shower of fish and shellfish over Cromer, Norfolk, in 1887. Explained away as a mysterious, unwitnessed and never-found Mad Fishmonger who went around town in the early hours of the morning flinging buckets of produce everywhere, the mystery may have been solved. UsefulNotes/EastAnglia gets [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud tornadoes]] (yes, we have them in Britain too, but not to Mid-Western standards of severity or destruction). A waterspout originating at sea might have travelled inland, depositing marine life it picked up as it ebbed and died. Similar rains of fish have been reported world-wide and have happened often enough and to too many people to be dismissed as hoaxes or delusions. People have reported seeing fish seemingly flying through the air in high winds and storms...
9th Mar '16 2:17:43 AM AgProv
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* BlackBeadEyes: The panic about "[[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/blackeyed.asp Black-Eyed Children]]" who are weird and sinister and not all they seem to be. The magazine has explored this phenomena which is on the borderline of being an [[UrbanLegends Urban Myth]], noting that these sinister entities are said to approach isolated people, claiming to be children in distress needing help, but who radiate malevolence and sinister intent. They are often drawn/depicted with the classic Black Bead Eyes and depictions of them can be very sinister-looking indeed. A far cry from cuteness, humour or whimsy.



* WorldOfWeirdness: We live in one.


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* WorldOfWeirdness: We live in one. \n\n
15th Dec '15 10:48:49 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.
13th Sep '15 7:17:28 PM Fireblood
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* ScienceIsWrong: Not necessarily. But FT might take the view that science as we have it is ''incomplete'' and anamolous phenomena are a clear sign of things going on that we haven't even begun to properly investigate yet.

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* ScienceIsWrong: Not necessarily. But FT might take the view that science as we have it is ''incomplete'' and anamolous anamalous phenomena are a clear sign of things going on that we haven't even begun to properly investigate yet.
13th Sep '15 7:17:06 PM Fireblood
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The magazine takes a careful non-judgemental middle line, avoiding the worst excesses of either New Age credulity or James Randi-style skepticism.

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The magazine takes a careful non-judgemental non-judgmental middle line, avoiding the worst excesses of either New Age credulity or James Randi-style skepticism.



* AliensStealCattle; a perennial favourite.
* AuraVision: the whole field of auras, from mysticism, psychic claims, through Kirlian photography and medical conditions such as HSD migraines.
* {{Chupacabra}}: the magazine has a fascination with this example of cryptozoology.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: the rare, but well-attested, occasions where the skies rain with fish, sometimes Flying French Food Specials of frogs and toads.

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* AliensStealCattle; a AliensStealCattle: A perennial favourite.
favorite.
* AuraVision: the The whole field of auras, from mysticism, psychic claims, through Kirlian photography and medical conditions such as HSD migraines.
* {{Chupacabra}}: the The magazine has a fascination with this example of cryptozoology.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: the The rare, but well-attested, occasions where the skies rain with fish, sometimes Flying French Food Specials of frogs and toads.



* JustBeforeTheEnd; Doomsday cults and eschatology in general.

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* JustBeforeTheEnd; JustBeforeTheEnd: Doomsday cults and eschatology in general.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: No two tales of haunting and apparitions are completely alike, and theories abound. FT collects and catalogues.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: No two tales of haunting and apparitions are completely alike, and theories abound. FT collects and catalogues.catalogs.



* TheReptilians: a favourite topic. Creator/DavidIcke and his beliefs have been covered, discussed and debunked. But as always the reasons ''why'' people like Icke believe what they believe is far more fascinating.

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* TheReptilians: a favourite A favorite topic. Creator/DavidIcke and his beliefs have been covered, discussed and debunked. But as always the reasons ''why'' people like Icke believe what they believe is far more fascinating.



* ScoobyDooHoax: Paranormal investigators and parapsychics 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.
* ScullySyndrome: frequently lampshaded and questioned.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: Paranormal investigators and parapsychics parapsychologists are, after long experience, open to the possibility that in some cases they might be manipulated for financial ends.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.
* ScullySyndrome: frequently lampshaded Frequently {{lampshaded}} and questioned.



* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: the lurid and sensationalist imitator ''Bizarre'', that focused on the sexual, violent or generally sensationalist aspects of Forteana with lots of pictures and less words. Embarrasingly, it was released by the same publisher.
* SignsOfTheEndTimes: panics and concerns about the end of the world from evangelical religion through Martian scares to global warming.

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* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: the lurid and sensationalist imitator ''Bizarre'', that focused on the sexual, violent or generally sensationalist aspects of Forteana with lots of pictures and less words. Embarrasingly, Embarrassingly, it was released by the same publisher.
* SignsOfTheEndTimes: panics Panics and concerns about the end of the world from evangelical religion through Martian scares to global warming.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: either via "normal" synchronicity or because [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories some people are messing with our minds]]

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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: either Either via "normal" synchronicity or because [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories some people are messing with our minds]]minds]].



* WalkingTechbane: people who can fritz electrics just by being in the same room. FT broke the story of Jaqueline Priestman, who says she's gone through dozens of various appliances, and causes TV sets to change channels just by passing near. She was found to have ten times the usual amount of electricity in her body. The magazine also speculated on how some people can cause street lights to blow just by walking underneath them.
* 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.
* WorldOfWeirdness: we live on one.


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* WalkingTechbane: people People who can fritz electrics just by being in the same room. FT broke the story of Jaqueline Priestman, who says she's gone through dozens of various appliances, and causes TV sets to change channels just by passing near. She was found to have ten times the usual amount of electricity in her body. The magazine also speculated on how some people can cause street lights to blow just by walking underneath them.
* WeirdnessMagnet: some 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.
* WorldOfWeirdness: we We live on in one.

8th Sep '15 2:27:40 PM AgProv
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* OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious: Being a British mag, a lot of space is given over to cryptozoology in the British Isles. But it neglects nothing of interest regardless of source.

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* OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious: Being a British mag, a lot of space is given over to cryptozoology in the British Isles. But it neglects nothing of interest regardless of source. TheJerseyDevil has been extensively covered.
3rd Aug '15 2:47:51 PM AgProv
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* PhonyPsychic: Many have been covered, both historic and contemporary. The issue of why people beleive in psychic powers is as interesting as the methods used to deceive and debunk and of course wiggle-room is allowed for in those truly perplexing cases that indicate just now and again, something truly weird is going on.

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* PhonyPsychic: Many have been covered, both historic and contemporary. The issue of why people beleive believe in psychic powers is as interesting as the methods used to deceive and debunk and of course wiggle-room is allowed for in those truly perplexing cases that indicate just now and again, something truly weird is going on.on.
* TheReptilians: a favourite topic. Creator/DavidIcke and his beliefs have been covered, discussed and debunked. But as always the reasons ''why'' people like Icke believe what they believe is far more fascinating.
30th Jul '15 4:51:17 PM AgProv
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* CargoShip: the strange cases of people who prefer to fuck pavements, cars, bikes, bridges, letterboxes....
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