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.
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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
It’s that time of year again!
This year’s Crimbo meal will be held at :
9 Hunter Square
on Tuesday the 10th of December
We have one of the vaulted areas booked. Order your food at the bar. If you intend to turn up, please let Gordon know so he knows what kind of numbers to plan for.
Please note : the event starts at 7.00pm, an earlier than normal start time.
Also note : Gordon will not be wearing the Santa outfit this year. Krampus, however…