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Discussion in 'Fortean Times Magazine' started by titch, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. titch

    titch Justified & Ancient

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    FIRST!!! My lives ambition is complete!!!
    Conspiracy in the age of trump, lives of fasting artists and John keel in Hollywood, doesn't look like an issue that will interest me, but I was FIRST!!!!
     
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    FrKadash Justified & Ancient

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    Looking forward to this one, particularly the John Keel article. Smiths don't seem to have them in until two or three days after the due date. Need to renew my script!
     
  3. GNC

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    Got mine today, really good letters page. The crane fly conundrum of a few issues ago has a few interesting explanations, but I doubt they were needed to get rid of mosquitoes. England suffers from them now, but how many would be around there in 1938?

    I'm not going to start a thread on so-called "Ape rape", but it's pretty farfetched, isn't it? Never heard of anything like that outside of colonial fantasies in fiction.
     
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    Got mine yesterday, only read a bit so far, but most of the articles look good. Loved the fairy letter from little girl, well written and recorded. It's great that the younger generation are getting into forteana and FT, I was about 14 myself when I first bought FT.
     
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    Heckler The unspeakable mass

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    Popped in to mention the young lady sat on the floor in the letters section reading FT is quite the magazine reader. An identical photo appears in the letters page of Dark Side magazine this month with her holding that periodical instead.
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Free advertising for her psychic services?
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Heckler! You're back! Good to see you, man.
     
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    Heckler The unspeakable mass

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    I'm guessing so....

    It's a pleasure to be back amongst such august company.
     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    Good to have you back, Heckler. How's Koch keeping?

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    Heckler The unspeakable mass

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    These days he's not as upstanding as he once was.
     
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    David Plankton Antediluvian

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    The strange thing is, and he mentions it later in the same letter, that crane fly larvae live in soil feeding on grass roots and stems while mosquito larvae are aquatic. This must have been known in the 30's, especially by gardeners.
     
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    owenhere Seven And Seven Is Number fortean

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    I think mosquitoes have been known in southern England, particularly marshy areas, since the mediaeval area (and probably before the 'Little Ice Age' as well). Romney Marsh, the Fen country etc. were well-known for occurrences of 'the Ague' which is believed to have been a less lethal type of malaria, spread by the usual vector. Even in Tudor times, many (including Henry VIII's older brother Arthur and later Anne Boleyn) suffered from 'the sweating sickness' which some think could have been TB (it killed the young Prince Arthur), but I suspect might have been good old-fashioned Ague. I think I recently saw or read an account of Ague still being around in the early 20th century.
     

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