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* US Edition is dated November 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
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Fortean Times #293 (October 2012)

  • Release date: 13 Sep 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated November 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Rankin
  • Digital editions: Official App on Google, Apple --- Zinio (268+) --- Magzter (283+)


  • 28 When the Lights Went Out - The Black Monk of Pontefract: the classic poltergeist case behind a new British film
  • 42 Charles Fort's Poltergeist - Mysterious events in the anomalist's London flat
  • 46 Hitler the Noisy Ghost - Were the Nazis possessed?
  • 36 Pick of the Polts - Eight outbreaks that the sceptics have ignored
  • 16 Science and the Poltergeist - Are hauntings all in the mind?


28 When the Lights Went Out (Cover Story)
In the late 1960s one British family suffered a series of increasingly violent phenomena in their council house on a Pontefract estate. The entity behind the outbreak became known as 'the Black Monk of Pontefract'. Alan Murdie looks back at one of the most remarkable poltergeist cases on record.

32 Shooting the Lights Out
Pat Holden and Bil Bungay talk to FT about their new British film based on the events in Pontefract.

36 Pick of the Polts
Eight more poltergeist cases to confound the sceptics.

38 Birth of the Poltergeist
Claude Lecouteux explores the way in which, in the 16th century, noisy spirits and devilish entities came to be subsumed under the familiar name of poltergeist.

42 Charles Fort's Poltergeist
Fort may have written tales of hauntings and unexplained rappings from the newspapers, but, as Alan Murdie relates, he and his wife Anna also encountered mysterious events in their London flat.

46 Hitler the Noisy Ghost
Some of mankind's greatest crimes seem almost beyond human comprehension, but, asks SD Tucker, do we really need to presume that people like Hitler and Stalin were possessed by demons and poltergeists in order to account for them?


50 Dictionary of the Damned - No 47. Levitation

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 15. A Welsh hermit & his menagerie by Dr Jan Bondeson

76 Letter from Cambodia - No 3. Monks, merit & millenarianism by Jen Ogilvie


55 The Satori Deer by Andrew May

56 Devon's mystery island by Ted Harrison

Strange Days

The Essex lion; latest crop glyphs; immortality; more cannibalism news; uncontrollable urges; black fox killed; Nessie pic; trouser snake; wonders from Ghana's tabloids; diagnosing animals - and much more.

  • 15 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 The UFO Files



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It Happened to Me

  • 72


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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