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  • Mike Covell
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    Issue 281 has the following articles of interest,

    Article on Ray, the German/Czech forest boy and comparisons to the Kasper Hauser case.

    Two page article on the recent Irish SHC case.

    Two page article on the Barnstaple SHC case from the 19th Century.

    Five page article on a case from Malaysia involving a poltergeist that causes fires.

    Feature on end of the world art.

    Article on Illustrated Police News and ghosts.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Congrats Mike ! Another feather in your cap, old bean !

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  • Mike Covell
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    This months issue (FT274) is rammed with Victoriana.

    There is a special on the Illustrated Police News and how it covered weird stories during the 19th Century.

    An article on Crippen.

    An excellent article on Queen Victoria's stalker.

    And some fella called Mike Covell from Hull is mentioned on page 26.

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  • Mike Covell
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    I finally got round to reading the latest issue of Fortean Times, which features an article on the architecture of London, especially the East End.

    The freemasons and Jack the Ripper are all metioned, and in interesting theory about Christchurch is mentioned!!

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  • Howard Brown
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    Its sort of like this...for them what have issues with some of the subject material on the site....I'm like that in a way with Maybrick threads...but I'm just one person...and my opinion on matters holds no more weight than anyone elses....

    I suggest going to another thread...or...idea !...start up your own thread and assail those threads or the material on those threads to your heart's content. You can do it.

    Because quite a few people enjoy peripheral discussion...in fact, its how many form alliances on Ripper related projects and in other ways.

    We'd appreciate it....and so would this unborn child of indeterminate origin of Tim Mosley's....

    Just go to another thread.

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  • admin tim
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    It goes with the territory, yer bigness.

    Like the man said, if any other disgruntled member wants 'All JTR, all the time', then send me a PM requesting such and I'll take care of it.

    To answer Scott's and Stephen's question about 'why' we have forteana and other such non-JTR material, I refer you to
    http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?t=4649

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I'm going to write something controversial here, that will upset some people. Right now, after careful reflection, I think all members of this board should (skim) read the fortean forum, so they can see the kind of thinking present in JTR studies, and reflect upon it, and then ask the obvious questions.
    Questions I'd like to ask:
    Do you believe any of this? If so, what aspects do you believe and why? What aspects do you disbelieve and why?
    Do you have any knowledge of the sciences, (Chemistry, Physics and Biology; I'll ignore specialist areas for now)?
    If you believe, what evidence exists for your beliefs?
    Have you ever heard the term, 'magical-thinking'?
    Have you ever heard the term, 'confirmation bias'?
    Have you ever heard the term, 'legend-tripping'?
    Do you apply the same level of critical thinking to JTR as you do to 'Forteana'?

    There's dozens more questions I could ask, but I think the above is enough to stimulate the grey-matter.

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  • Big Jon
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    Isn't it nice that Mishter Gumshoe volunteers Mishter Admin for extra work!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    LOL Mishter Gumshoe... but isn't it easier just to NOT LOOK?

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  • Gumshoe
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    As I understands it, Mishter Nelson and any others who do not wish to see anything but JTR related posts may ask Mishter Admin to fix their accounts to make it so. Mishter Poster has already done this and is reportedly happier than Mishter Brown in a bordello on coupon night.

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  • Big Jon
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    Dear Scott,

    That is why it gets discussed in the off topic section, not the JTR section.

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  • Scott Nelson
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    All this occult stuff -- ghosts, UFOs, monsters-- drop it. Fortean phenomena does not belong mixed with the study of JtR.

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  • Mike Covell
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    The next issue of Fortean Times will feature a section that many Ripperologists might be interested in. The issue, on sale October 15th 2009, features an article on Mapping Masonic London!! The image acompanying the advertisement is one of Christ Church, Spitalfields!!!

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  • Mike Covell
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    This months issue is here and features,

    The weird and wonderful world of imaginary childhood friends,

    A Half Man Half Snake,

    A look back at 1977 when Nessie was all the rage,

    The Ghostwatch section has some great ghost photo's, and looks at the alleged cowboy ghost that appeared in a pub in....Stoke on Trent!

    The Flying Saucery section looks at the recent images seen on Google street view, said to show alien craft, which turned out to be RAF Tornado G4 planes flying in formation!

    There is a great article on victorian table tipping, including a newspaper snippet from the Hull Packet!

    A great article on Hoaxes

    Another fantastic piece on the Antikythera mechanism, and who built it

    Plus the usual collection of weird, wacky and wonderful.

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  • Mike Covell
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    This months issue is full of death, dying, being buried alive, and coming back to life, it's quite morbid and dark, but interesting nonetheless.

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