Edinburgh Fortean Society 2020

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The first meeting of 2020
Tues 14th January


Ghost Stories: Confessions of an Ex-Guide
A Talk to the Edinburgh Fortean Society by Lizzie Cory-Lopez


Whether or not people believe in ghosts, the supernatural or even an after-life, ghost stories are supremely popular. Over the last 30 years they have become big business in Edinburgh, fuelled by many a ghost-hunting television show. Edinburgh is a relatively ancient city by modern standards, wearing the several versions of multi-faceted history broadly painted on its capacious sleeves. Certainly, in the early days of the ghost-story trade, before the commercialism and hype, the tall, narrow shapes in the Old Town provided a suitable background and atmosphere.

The real question is: why?

In the modern era of science and rationality, why do humans still need to have the experience? Is it to do with our complex chemistry initiating the thrill of being frightened? Is it about feeling brave? Do we need to have a mystery to top-up our belief muscles? Or do we need the supernatural to exist?

Let us explore the fear…..let me tell you a story…………………
7.30pm, Tuesday 14th of January 2020
The Comedy Room
The Beehive, Grassmarket
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Tuesday the 11th of February
Scott Lyall will be talking on:

Bigfoot Realism: Hoax, delusion or unknown primate?
Since pre-colonial times, people across North America have reported encounters with large, hairy human-like creatures. More than 60 years after Bigfoot went from local legend to cultural phenomena, we're no closer to an answer. Are these reports all hoaxes or mistakes, or could there really be a population of an unknown primate in the forests of North America? Or could there be something even stranger going on?

Tuesday 11th February
The Beehive Inn
Grassmarket
Edinburgh
7.30pm, £1
 

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I’m sure everyone has guessed but earlier on this week we suspended our programme for the foreseeable future, this includes the conference that was planned for June. We are looking at alternative ways of getting an EdFort fix, watch this space.
 

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I'd definitely watch if you could get speakers to record and broadcast lectures online.

I suspect that many here would.
That is indeed one of the options, there’s also a back catalogue of recorded talks plus a few other things possibilities.
 

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