Edinburgh Fortean Society 2020

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Is that an original Uschuya or a fake fake?
Fake fakes are churned out as a cottage industry in the area now so it may be one of those, alternatively I did write to the current owner of the museum several years ago and they do have 10 000 of these, so it may be one of those. Or it may be something else entirely! All of the above is true but it is actually the latter, something else entirely. Its a resin cast.
 

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Fake fakes are churned out as a cottage industry in the area now so it may be one of those, alternatively I did write to the current owner of the museum several years ago and they do have 10 000 of these, so it may be one of those. Or it may be something else entirely! All of the above is true but it is actually the latter, something else entirely. Its a resin cast.
I see ebay currently has two "original" stones listed, one for £900 and the other for £2100. There's also some nice bed linen for sale as well...
 

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A reminder that the quiz is on tonight and there is a special offer on subscription to Fortean Times for Edinburgh Fortean Society people!
 

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Ooh I did well then. :cool: Reminds me to go and look at my atlas to see what the place I thought was Sumatra is.

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It took us hours because we kept stopping to discuss everything.
 

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And the next online Edinburgh Fortean Society event is
Stew Smith will be talking online from 7.30pm on Tuesday the 9th of June about Da Music o’ Da Trows.
The Shetland Islands are the most northerly in the British Isles and have a rich folklore tradition descending from their Norse roots. The local version of the little people or faerie folk there are the Trows, small humanoids who live under the hills, emerging to cause mischief. They are famous for their love of music and many traditional Shetland folk songs are considered to be “Trowie Tunes”, directly inspired by interactions with the Trows. In this talk I’ll introduce you to the Trows and their music, as well as talking through a few other Shetland myths and monsters
The video channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA/
Please check out our other videos there.
 

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This is *right up my street! thank you for the notice.

*as in interests and not as in neighbourhood.
 

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The next online meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society will be Tuesday the 14th of July at 7.30 pm at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA
This will be an interview with Richard Freeman, prolific author and cryptozoologist.
If you have a question you would like to ask please send me a PM or add it to the discussion.
 

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Last chance to get questions in for Richard
 

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That was great! Thanks Gordon and Richard. It felt like spending an evening in a pub with you guys poring over ancient charts with "here be monsters" written on them. :boozing::fhtagn:
 

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The next online meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society is Tuesday, 11 August 2020 from 19:30-21:00 BST.
Scott Lyall is talking on:

Beyond Bigfoot: North America's Other Mystery Primates
We're all familiar with bigfoot, the large, cone-headed, hairy giant of the Pacific Northwest. However, there are reports of other primate- like creatures that don't match this description, and seem to be something else. Join us as we look at reports of devil monkeys, skunk apes and other hairy hominids. Is North America really home to a diversity of undiscovered primates or could there be other explanations?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA/
 

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The next online meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society is Tuesday, 11 August 2020 from 19:30-21:00 BST.
Scott Lyall is talking on:

Beyond Bigfoot: North America's Other Mystery Primates
We're all familiar with bigfoot, the large, cone-headed, hairy giant of the Pacific Northwest. However, there are reports of other primate- like creatures that don't match this description, and seem to be something else. Join us as we look at reports of devil monkeys, skunk apes and other hairy hominids. Is North America really home to a diversity of undiscovered primates or could there be other explanations?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA/
Hers the link that will take you direct to the video
https://youtu.be/KmfDJ9ZA0W0
 

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The next online meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society will be Tuesday the 8th of September at 19.30 on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA

Sharon Hill will be talking on Spooky Geology


Explore the weird earth with a look at geological situations, phenomena, and anomalies that are perceived by many laypersons as having a magical, paranormal, or supernatural basis. Spooky Geology is a website and conceptual framework to examine earth mysteries and energies, alternative geological ideas, haunted locations, anomalies, geomythology, and unusual, sometimes dangerous, natural phenomena. Widely-believed folkloric or superstitious concepts that are still popular today include water witching (dowsing), ley lines, entrances to Hell, crystal healing power, and energy vortices. Alternative fringe beliefs about the earth, such as the Flat Earth “theory” and End Times catastrophes appear in mainstream media gaining new attention and proponents. Rounding out the unsetting natural events are accounts of moving, ringing and exploding rocks, sudden ground collapse, and bizarre specimens. Geologist Sharon Hill peers into the (nearly) bottomless pit of abnormal, supranormal and paranormal ideas about our planet.

Sharon Hill is a licensed geologist in Pennsylvania with a life-long interest in anomalous natural phenomena and paranormal belief. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Geosciences program, she also obtained a Masters of Education focused on Science and the Public from the State University of New York at Buffalo and works as a manager for the Department of Environmental Resources of Pennsylvania in the Mining bureau. She is a contributor to Fortean Times magazine, has published journal articles about ghosts in popular culture, and authored the book Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers.
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The next online meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society will be Tuesday the 8th of September at 19.30 on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8Ez-brarHABUMKRQsT-lA

Sharon Hill will be talking on Spooky Geology


Explore the weird earth with a look at geological situations, phenomena, and anomalies that are perceived by many laypersons as having a magical, paranormal, or supernatural basis. Spooky Geology is a website and conceptual framework to examine earth mysteries and energies, alternative geological ideas, haunted locations, anomalies, geomythology, and unusual, sometimes dangerous, natural phenomena. Widely-believed folkloric or superstitious concepts that are still popular today include water witching (dowsing), ley lines, entrances to Hell, crystal healing power, and energy vortices. Alternative fringe beliefs about the earth, such as the Flat Earth “theory” and End Times catastrophes appear in mainstream media gaining new attention and proponents. Rounding out the unsetting natural events are accounts of moving, ringing and exploding rocks, sudden ground collapse, and bizarre specimens. Geologist Sharon Hill peers into the (nearly) bottomless pit of abnormal, supranormal and paranormal ideas about our planet.

Sharon Hill is a licensed geologist in Pennsylvania with a life-long interest in anomalous natural phenomena and paranormal belief. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Geosciences program, she also obtained a Masters of Education focused on Science and the Public from the State University of New York at Buffalo and works as a manager for the Department of Environmental Resources of Pennsylvania in the Mining bureau. She is a contributor to Fortean Times magazine, has published journal articles about ghosts in popular culture, and authored the book Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers.
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Sharon will be available immediately after the talk for an online Q and A.
 
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