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I recall a feeling of fear going down below the Old Church that summer (1976) and I think most of us kids did. I also recall being told it was best not to go down there for a while. Not that many of us followed that suggestion. My mind at least has an image of something, though not the daftness in the 'photo'. Some of us also helped to stir the rumor mill. The photo shown as proof of the account given here certainly looks like the path round to Prisk and Rosemullion Head, below the Norman 'Old Church', which has not changed to any extent in the near 45 years I have walked it, but the 'badly' shopped overlay and the vibrant popped colours of the woodland date this shot to post 2005 at best. I am inclined to believe the account, for the most part because I know so many of the places mentioned, however I suspect that the culprits failed to record their endeavors at the time. As regrettable, though understandable lapse in 1976.

Unconvention
Vibracobra23Vibracobra23 23 Aug 2011 05:29
in discussion Forteana / News » Unconvention

Fortean Times Presents UNCONVENTION 2011: The world’s weirdest weekend returns!

12-13th November 2011

Camden Centre,
Bidborough Street,
London WC1H 9AU

"After the huge success of last year’s event, UnConvention is back in 2011 to bring you a wonderful weekend of high strangeness and full-on fortean fun.

Once again, we’ll be presenting a wide-ranging, two-day programme of talks and events devoted to the odd, the intriguing and the inexplicable. We’ll be bringing you the world’s most exciting speakers and scholars from every realm of forteana, from cryptozoology and conspiracy to parapsychology and ufology – not to mention dog philosophers, cursed stones and a certain talking mongoose called Gef…

We’ll be holding UnCon 2011 in the Camden Centre, a central London location opposite King’s Cross station, ideally situated for transport links and providing a fully licensed bar and café.

Speakers to be announced soon."

See the FT page for more details and to buy tickets.


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

Unconvention by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 23 Aug 2011 05:29

The Centre for Fortean Zoology once again return to Woolfardisworthy Community Centre in North Devon for this year's Weird Weekend.

Speakers include Glen Vaudry, Max Blake, Nick Redfern, Andy Roberts, Ronan Coghlan, Richard Freeman, Lars Thomas, Sam Shearon and Neil Arnold.

The event is raising money for the Centre for Fortean Zoology, the world’s only full time, professional cryptozoological organisation.

The event runs from the 13th to the 15th of August and more details can be found at http://www.weirdweekend.org/


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

CFZ's Weird Weekend 2010 by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 09 Jul 2010 18:19

Technorati feeds now completely zyngad, so have replaced all of them with feeds from de.licio.us


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

Technorati by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 09 Jul 2010 03:51

As the numbers of members here is so small I have decide to cancel the Clustrmaps subscription as really not being worthwhile. The map will still show visitors but, in about a month's time, viewers will no longer be able to zoom in on the continents or the UK.

I have, though, added Google Analytics, and, if the site is not soon deleted (and every day that passes it seems more likely that it will), then I will make the pdfs of the stats available on the site. No personal info or IPs are shown on these stats.


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

I have today added GoogleAds to the site. I added the Clustrmaps visitor map a few days ago and have today upgraded it so that visitors can click on the map and get details of visitors for the individual continents. If you click on Europe you can also click on the British Isles and get some idea of where British and Irish visitors are coming from (or at least where their ISPs hubs are located, but it does give a general idea). This upgrade costs me $1.99 per month (£1.24 at the current rate of exchange). I realise that GoogleAds are not going to generate very much income but hopefully it might go some way to paying towards the Clustrmaps upgrade. Although $1.99 per month is a fairly trivial amount, I am unemployed at present, so I need all the help I can get.


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

Clustrmaps and GoogleAds by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 22 Jun 2009 03:11

The Centre for Fortean Zoology return to Woolfardisworthy Community Centre in North Devon for this year's Weird Weekend. Speakers include Nick Redfern, Ronan Coghlan, Richard Freeman, Ian Simmons and Charles Paxton.

The event runs from the 17th to the 19th of August and more details can be found at http://www.cfz.org.uk/conferences/weirdweekend/ww2007/ww07index.htm


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

CFZ's Weird Weekend by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 16 Jun 2009 15:34

I have created a new structure element in the wiki whereby anyone wishing to add copyright material, providing they are themselves the copyright owner or can prove that they have the copyright owner's consent, can add pages which do not feature the Creative Commons License at the bottom of the page. Any material on those pages could also be clearly marked as being copyright.

To create a copyright page simply use category: before the page name, so a page called copyright:example would create a page called example and which would not feature the Creative Commons License. I have added a notice to the home page stating that any such pages with copyright in the url are indeed copyright.

I have also ensured that any pages created in this way can only be edited, modified or deleted by their creator, or by the Moderators and Administrators.


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

Welcome to Forteana: the wiki solely dedicated to strange phenomena.

Please help to add and edit the pages if you can, as, at least initially, much of the information will necessarily be lifted from Wikipedia. It would take an enormous amount of time otherwise. Once the skeleton of the wiki is in place then the pages can be refined.

It is not my desire to control this space. I would like it to be a truly collaborative project and the structure, style, feel and content of the site are all open to modification.

Moderators will be needed in order to ensure that things run smoothly: to sort out disputes over editing and content; to keep an eye on copyright issues; to ensure that irrelevant content and spamming is deleted; and to make sure that all images are uploaded to the gallery, and not to individual pages, thereby making it easier for all members to include images on the pages. Images are attached to one page only and if the image is wanted elsewhere then a link to that page has to be created (see the How to Edit Pages page). It could be a nightmare trying to track down the original page where any image was uploaded in order to link to it, therefore if all images are uploaded to the gallery, then they should be easy to track down.

Administrators will also be needed, though these persons will need to have some idea of how the wiki actually works. Administrators adept at CSS would be very useful.

If you have any questions about the wiki please post a thread in the Wiki Help section of this forum.


"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ André Gide

Welcome to the Wiki by Vibracobra23Vibracobra23, 12 Jun 2009 23:40