The talk goes live at 7.30pm BST on Gordon’s Youtube channel.
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.
Beyond Bigfoot: North America’s Other Mystery Primates
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 email gordonrutter at gmail dot com
Stew Smith : 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 can be found here.
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So, in these times of social distancing the Edinburgh Fortean Society is meeting online courtesy of YouTube.
Gordon Rutter will be talking on The Weird World of Charles Fort
The Edinburgh Fortean Society is named after Charles Fort. This is a chance to find out who he was.
We’ll be starting at 7.30pm on YouTube, the exact link to the stream will be put online on the morning of Tuesday the 14th
Hope you’re all well and I hope you can make it.
We’ll try to do something every month online until we can meet again in person.
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