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Fortean Times is a British monthly magazine dedicated to the anomalous phenomena popularised by Chares Fort. The magazine was previously published by John Brown publishing and then changed to I Feel Good Publishing. The John Brown Publishing handled it from 1991 to 2001 and the I Feel Good Publishing done it from 2001 to 2005.As of August 2005, the circulation of the magazine was about 27,000 copies per month. Dennis Publishing Ltd is the new publishers of the magazine.
The Magazine was founded and self published by Bob Rickard. An early contributor was writer and researcher Nigel Watson. He had written a regular column titled Enigma Variations for several editions. He has since contributed major articles on the subject of UFO related murders and stories of sexual assaults by aliens. Then people like Paul Sieveking, Mike Dash, David Sutton and many had joined and worked for the magazine.
The magazine maintains both orthodox and unorthodox scepticism. The range of subject matter is extremely broad, including but not limited to the following. Anomalous phenomenon, Apparition, Conspiracy theory, Crop circle, Crypto zoology, Cults, Fringe Science, Hoaxes, Parapsychology, UFOs, Urban legends. The magazines current regular contents include Strange days, Feature Articles, Shorter articles, Reviews, A letters page ,Phenemenomix, Simulacra Corner, Classical Corner, Myth Conceptions.
It is related with pseudoscience in some ones words. It is an observed event which is deviated from what is expected. The existing rules and scientific theories are deviated there. The phenomenon lacks scientific explanation.
Generally, an apparition is the act or instance of appearing, including, a religious vision, Marine Apparition, phantom, doppelganger, bilo cation etc.
A conspiracy theory usually attributes the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events or the concealment of such causes from public knowledge, to a secret and often deceptive plot by a cabal of powerful or influential people or organizations. Many conspiracy theories imply that major events in history have been dominated by conspirators who manipulate political happenings from behind the scenes.
Crop circle is the term used to represent the patterns created by crops such as wheat, barley, canola etc. Various hypotheses have been put forwarded to explain there formation. Naturalistic explanations and paranormal explanations have been raised to the field.
Crypto zoology explains and search about the animals which are believed to be existed. The conclusive evidence about them is missing. The field also includes the search for known animals believed to be extinct. The people studying about this field are called Crypto zoologists.
Cult is a cohesive social group .They are devoted to the practices and cultures which are considered by the out side community deviated from the mainstream with a notably positive or negative popular perception. In common or populist usage, "cult" has a positive connotation for groups of art, music, writing, fiction, and fashion devotees, but a negative connotation for new religious, extreme political, questionable therapeutic, and pyramidal business groups. Because of this reason most of the (not all) non-fan groups that are called cults reject this label.
It is the phrase deals with the scientific inquiry .The term "fringe science" is used to describe unusual theories and models of discovery that have their basis in established scientific principle.
Most of the articles in the Fortean times are written in the form of objective journalism. Even though this is not the mandatory method and some articles point out on specific theory and views.
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