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The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:07 am

Because Buttertubs requested it, here it is, the Fortean Times thread. For those of you not in the know, the Fortean Times is a magazine that delves into the world of the strange and unusual and, unlike many magazines of that nature, actually demands that its writers don't just make their facts up. Like Viz, it started out as a venture in self-publishing before taking off and becoming something of a national institution. This is its website. Unfortunately, in order to access most of it, you have to join up. :gaah:
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Butterfield on Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:22 am

Thought I'd copy and paste this from the old thread: :grin:

Butterfield wrote:Is it just me or can the Fortean Times predict the future? Their "Daily round-up of the world's weird news" seems to be for Monday, 26 Nov 2009, which is like 9 days away! :gasp: And just for the record, the breaking news is:

Dozens of budgies drop dead at show
Cannibals sold body parts to kebab stand (which I think Finkle mentioned the other day)
The man with a bionic bottom



Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:^^ The Fortean Times has powers beyond our ken.

Then again,most people do, as our Ken isn't the brightest of individuals. But I especially want to know about the man with the bionic bottom. I shall have to check out next month's issue to find out exactly what he intend to do with his mechanical butt-cheeks.

I like to think he'll be fighting crime and catching spies with them. :yes:



Ray_Finkle wrote:Or opening beer bottles at parties.



Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:I wouldn't drink it if he did :vom:.
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:48 pm

"The man with a bionic bottom" actually got mentioned on Birmingham radio station BRMB last night!

I'd copy/paste the article in question but I'll let you read it yourself. :shifty:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6560971/Man-uses-remote-to-control-his-bionic-bottom.html
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:16 pm

The Fortean Times website is effectively no more. Only the forum and a promotional page are left. :bawl:
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Re: The Fortean Times

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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:30 pm

Now to see what they're talking about on the Fortean Times forum. I haven't looked at it in ages. That means there's bound to be plenty of new mysteries and beasties they've uncovered.
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:30 pm

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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:38 pm

They're talking about being able to see through your closed eyelids just before you fall to sleep, which is an experience I have had a couple of times in my life as well. http://forum.forteantimes.com/index.php?threads/seeing-through-closed-eyelids.58739/
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:42 pm

This has led them to discuss having a third eye in the centre of your forehead.
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:57 pm

They're talking about a conspiracy theory that the Queen has died and been replaced by a lookalike. And that all the celebrity deaths last year were faked. http://forum.forteantimes.com/index.php?threads/what-is-the-most-outrageous-conspiracy-theory-you-have-heard.60495/page-7
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:58 pm

And that the Queen Mother was replaced by a robot in 1977. :box:
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:59 pm

And that Earth was attacked by Mars in the 1930s and it was covered up by claiming it was all an Orson Welles radio play. :cthulhu:
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:08 pm

David Bowie is still alive and passing himself off as music producer Jack Steven. Here, "Jack Steven," is being interviewed about the death of David Bowie.



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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:15 pm

There is a conspiracy theory that Benedict Cumberbatch has faked his marriage and his child is actually a plastic doll.

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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:18 pm

The www part of http://www.com is the mark of Satan because www in Hebrew translates as 666. :scared:
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Now to see what's happening on the Fortean Times forum. :excited:
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Re: The Fortean Times

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

It's not a patch on the Thirtean Times. :rollingpin:
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Re: The Fortean Times

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