As part of our ongoing celebrations we are holding a one day conference!
Venue : St John’s Church at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Road.
When? : Saturday the 13th of July from 1130 to 1800 and then reconvening in a private vault in the Banshee Labyrinth from 1900 on.
The speakers are:-
Jan Bondeson – Talking Dogs of Germany
Richard Freeman – Death by Cryptid
Alison Rutter – Earth Hounds
Innes Smith – Paranormal Investigating – what’s the F****** point!?!? (F is for Fortean)
Caroline Watt – Investigating the Impossible: The work of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit
Richard Wiseman – Explaining the Unexplained: Magic, Mystery and Mayhem
Tickets are £12.50 for the whole day and are available at EdFort or directly from Gordon.
On Tuesday the 9th of April 2019 the Edinburgh Fortean Society turns 20! And we’re having a party! There will be cake, a quiz and a charity auction (charity to benefit will be decided on the night, donated items for the auction are welcome!).From 7.30pm in The Comedy Attic in the Beehive, Grassmarket.
Scott Lyall : “We want you to believe in us, but not too much: UFOs and Folklore”
Since 1947, when pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a formation of unidentified objects in the air over Mount Rainier in Washington State, the idea of humanoid aliens coming to Earth in space ships has been a cultural staple in Western societies, but as long as humans have been telling each other stories, there have been tales of “others”- ghosts, fairies, goblins, nature spirits, dwarves – beings that are like us, but not us, that exist somewhere just beyond perception – underground, underwater, in other realms. Are UFOs and their apparent occupants here to study us or are they a modern manifestation of something much older?
It’s nearly time for the Edinburgh Fortean Society Christmas meal! Tuesday the 11th of December at 7pm (note earlier than normal start time).
Venue : The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, Edinburgh
Alison Rutter will be talking on Fortean Finland
Bigfoots in the sauna! Coffins in the floorboards! A look at some of the creatures, legends and folklore of Finland.
Tuesday 13th of November
Upstairs at the Beehive, Grassmarket
7.30pm £1 entry